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Posted on June 28, 2013 in 2013 Friesen Project by Katie Oskin
Well, yesterday was quite the day around here. And because I love you all so much … despite that we lost power for over 4 hours in the afternoon, I was so dedicated to each one of you that I had to finish my owl. So in the picture above you can see the bright and shiny studio that I usually get to work in …. along with yesterday’s claying conditions. YIPES! So, without further ado, let’s get on with our projects today, shall we?
For most of us, summer is a very different time of year. We have different schedules, vacations, warm weather that takes you outside instead of being in your studio. Being sensitive to everyone’s needs, for June & July, Christi & I decided to give each of you a little break. There are still full tutorials for you to use and to work on … but instead of me teaching most of them, someone else (in today’s case, Christi Friesen) has already written them for you!
Today’s complete tutorial for your polymer clay owl can be found on Christi’s website (which has recently had an overhaul and is absolutely gorgeous)! Today’s tutorial is to make your own polymer clay owl. Owl’s are very popular right now and this project would make a great gift for the nature lover in your life. I’m giving mine to two awesome “outdoorsy” people this Christmas!
Remember that as all the projects before it, today’s project is not just about duplicating Christi’s style, but it is about finding your own voice. While my owl takes on Christi’s style, it is still my own.
My Polymer Clay owl takes on Christi’s characteristics, but is a lot “fuzzier” than hers with a lot more “wings” and let’s not forget that mine is most definitely having a bad hair day. Poor Owl. If I were to do things differently: I would NOT have antiqued his body. However, I wanted him to look “fuzzy” so I did it anyway. His antiquing is not near as dark as the picture portrays it. I love him dearly and I know the people I made it for will love it on their wilderness Christmas tree too.
The Friesen Project is done in conjunction with Christi Friesen. All tutorials are retaught here with her expressed permission. Please make sure to read about the project here, and get answers to the most common FAQS here.