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Rustic Owl Home Decor Trio

Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

Rustic Owl Home Decor Trio
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Rustic Owl Home Decor Trio

designed by Regina Davis

Have a hoot making unique, rustic owl home decor pieces using Americana Multi-Surface Acrylics.

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SUPPLIES

Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

  • Bittersweet (DA547)
  • Cotton Ball (DA500)
  • Dolphin (DA537)
  • Paprika (DA512)
  • Steel Grey (DA538)
  • Vanilla Shake (DA502)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • sandpaper
  • 1" flat brush
  • 1/2" flat brush
  • wood glue
  • Silhouette electronic cutting machine (Silhouette America)
  • twine
  • nails (or carpet tack)
  • wooden board (2'x2"x8", 18"x1"x6")
  • wood shape (shims)
  • clamp
  • jigsaw
  • plywood (1/4" thick)

INSTRUCTIONS

NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Cut out stencils using provided Silhouette file.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Trace the full owl template onto a 2" x 8" board. Cut out using a jigsaw. Trace the top portion of the owls onto a 1" x 6" and cut out using jigsaw. Trace eyes onto plywood and cut out. Cut random triangles for noses out of plywood. Sand all pieces to remove any rough edges.
  3. Using a miter saw, cut shims into 1-2" lengths. you only want the skinny portions of the shim, so discard the rest.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Begin with the large owl. Layer pieces of shim until entire bottom portion of the owl body is covered. Begin with the bottom of the owl and work upwards, gluing each piece with wood glue. If needed, break shims apart with fingers to better fit the sides. Angle each shim so the thick part of the shim is closest to the bottom of the owl.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Apply wood glue to the top portion of the owl. Use clamps to hold in place.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Repeat process for remaining owls. Clamp until dry.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Mix Bittersweet and Steel Grey together to get a lighter version of Bittersweet. Make enough to cover all owls. Paint owls with 1" brush; be sure to paint all visible surfaces.
    Step 6 Example
  8. Paint the eyes Bittersweet. Distress by dry brushing Dolphin on top. It is best to start with very little paint and add more if needed. Repeat with another layer using Vanilla Shake.
    Step 7 Example
  9. Mix Paprika, Bittersweet, and Vanilla Shake to get a muted orange color. Paint noses. Drybrush Dolphin over noses once dried.
    Step 8 Example
  10. Using a similar distressing technique as with eyes, paint over the surface with Bittersweet. Once dried, apply Dolphin, Vanilla Shake, and Cotton Ball (allowing paint to dry between colors).
    Step 9 Example
  11. Using your fingers, make three loops with twine. Make the first loop just bigger than the eye. Make the next loops slightly larger than the previous loop. Set where the eyes will be. Put a dab of wood glue twine and place eye on top of it. Hammer in a nail (carpet tack shown) for the center of the eye, allowing it to stick out a little. Repeat with nose.
    Step 10 Example
  12. Wrap twine a few times around the middle portion of each owl and tie a knot.
    Step 11 Example
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