This polymer clay Valentine’s Day owl tutorial is perfect for a last minute project idea!
The phrase “Owl Always Love You” has gone around for years in different forms and usually has a heart covered owl as its character. This is a mini-tutorial that is a spin-off of the general theme. I hope you enjoy today’s FREE polymer clay Valentine’s Day owl tutorial.
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- Polymer Clay in any colors of your choice
- X-acto knife or Clay Blade
- Cutters in various heart, teardrop, & rounds shapes
- Needle Tool
- Pasta Machine
- Polymer Clay Oven
- Acrylic Paint to Add an Antique Finish (CLICK HERE for tutorial on how to do this)
Polymer Clay Valentine’s Day Owl Instructions:
- Let’s choose the colors for your Valentine’s Day Owl.
- Note: You can make your own in any colors you choose.
- Make approximately 1/4 ounce of each of the colors in the Kissable Colors palette or choose your own colors.
- Using a walnut sized ball of clay, fully condition and roll a teardrop for your owl’s body out of any color clay of your choice.
- Press DOWN on the pointed top of the teardrop to invert the head and make for the iconic owl “V” in their heads.
- Use a large dotting tool and mark two “dots” in your owl’s head for the eyes.
- Cut two 1/4″ small rounds from the Kissable Pink color rolled to the 3rd largest setting on your pasta machine.
- Roll each round into a ball and place into the holes you made for the eyes.
- Roll the Kissable Red clay color in your pasta machine on the 3rd largest setting.
- Cut a heart shape. You can use this as a base or use it as a heart balloon (as shown at end).
- Next roll the Kissable Burgundy clay through the 4th largest setting of your pasta machine.
- Cut a teardrop of clay to fit as the owl’s “belly.”
- Place in between the eyes and onto the “belly” of the owl. Press the seams and join to the belly.
- Use two pea sized rounds of Kissable Orange for feet.
- Roll each round into a teardrop and place on TOP of the heart shape you cut earlier.
- Place the body of the owl on top.
- Use a small portion of each of the colors your prepared and make into mini petal shaped canes.
- TIP: You do NOT need to embellish these mini-canes, this is just to help you shape the overall wings.
- Cut individual slices from your mini canes (about 4 slices of each color) and stack together in a triangle shape as shown above.
- You will need to do this three times (once per wing and once for the tail).
- Place the finished wings & tail onto your owl.
- Bake at 275 degrees (if using Premo!) in your dedicated polymer clay oven for 45-60 minutes.
- Allow to completely cool in oven.
- Remove and place your new dog gargoyle in a place where he can forever sit and watch over your home.
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