I didn't really have a plan when I started, just knew I wanted the owl to look somewhat realistic. I found a box of Target vase filler that I had bought on clearance and was just sitting around so I decided to use up that. I am trying to get creative and use up the ridiculous amount of stuff I have accumulated already. The box was filled with grass and dried flowers...everything needed to make a perfect nest. Here is my owl:
I started out with the owl wood book from the store. I first gessoed it then added acrylic paint to the owl. I used a 12x12 shadowbox from Graphic 45 (the inside box) then added a piece of Prima Sunrise/sunset paper. I wanted the owl to appear three dimensional so I propped it up by adding wooden spools. I then added all my dried grass, flowers, etc with hot glue. The bird was a cut out from a magazine. I thought it would make a nice decoration for my living room and it was really fun to make! Here are some close ups:
Here you can see that it's three dimensional:
It's so easy to grab one of these fab books and make something for your house or a gift, that is totally unique and personal.
Have a great day!~