Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Autumn Owl


 
Loved looking at all your Autumn fruits and berries tags last week.  A truly amazing harvest from everyone!  I  love autumn and working with warm autumnal colours, so for this week’s theme of OWLS, I knew exactly where to start.  Last year I tie-dyed some fabric as the base for an Autumnal textile panel.  I used a leftover scrap of this to cover the front and back of my tag, leaving the edges frayed.
Next I painted on the outline of an owl with gold glitter paint, adding a bit of detail for feathers.  (I used Pebeo glitter touch 3D paint)  Behind the owl I drew an oval hollow and filled it in with black marker pen.
Next I attached two die-cut leaves, touched up with brown glitter paint.

For his beak and eyes I sewed on beads and sequins.
To echo the owls golden eyes I have threaded two beaded rings onto the bottom of the tag.  I used ring-size memory wire for these. The tag is finished with a simple gold thread.

 This shot shows the tie-dye colours on the back of the tag.


Thank you to Carolyn for your owls backdrop.  I love the falling hearts!  Thank you as always for your lovely comments on my berry tags, the wine is looking good!  Apple and blackberry wine now too! Cheers!
Bye for now,  Jane xx

20 comments:

  1. Oh deliriously yummy tag, love the owl and the fabric is brilliant! x

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  2. What great, rich colors! I mean the tag, not the wine! Ha, ha...

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  3. A great little textile piece! I too love the richer Autumn colours you have used and the gold is a perfect highlight. You wine looks and sound delicious!

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  4. Beautiful tag.. adore those rich colours.. Perfect!! Hugs May x x x

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  5. Your owl piece is totally lush, beautiful work! That wine doesn't look bad either - enjoy and cheers! Valerie

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  6. You done a lovely job on your tag Jane. I love the colours you've used.

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  7. This is gorgeous Jane! Bravo! Lush colours and the demi-jugged wine is looking fruitfully Autumnal too :0)

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  8. Beautiful textured textile tag, Jane! Just reminds me of the poem ... harmony in autumn, lustre in the sky...

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  9. I love all the detailing in your owl tag. You have also enticed me with the idea of trying apple and blackberry wine. Blessings!

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  10. What a gorgeous owl! Love the texture and those rich autumn colours!

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  11. Luscious colours and textures and so much work - love it :)

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  12. I love the deep rich color and all of the intricate detail! What a lovely tag!

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  13. A beautiful tag - I love the background and all those wonderful intricate little details. Gorgeous colour scheme and beautifully displayed.

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  14. A really beautiful tag, love the fabric and the owl.
    Anni

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  15. Stunning tag Jane...Love those wonderful rich colours and your beautiful owl! :)

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  16. How cool to use some of your beautiful fabric to make a tag. Your fabric reminds me of walks on cold frosty days crunching through leaves on a forest floor.

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  17. Beautiful! It's so great to use fabric you've dyed yourself.

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  18. What great use of your fabulous fabric! Lovely tag! Carolyn x

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  19. Gorgeous tag, Jane. He matches the colour of the wine beautifully.The wine looks delicious too!
    Jane x

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