Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Someone posted a request for a Punch Art Owl on a yahoo group I belong to, and I just had to give it a whirl. I don't have a tutorial up for this yet, but I can provide a long list of punches!
Two Step Owl Punch
Large Oval punch
Two Step Bird Punch
1 3/8" Circle
For the most part all the pieces you need come from the Owl punch. I got the heart for the nose on the punch to be the beak, and the bowl tie, small circles to be the eyes themselves and the gold coins. The wings came from the bird punch, as did the branch. I punched out 2 vests, and trimmed one and made it look more vest like. Folding and creasing the white vest gives a better illusion of a shirt front, and it makes it easier to center the other pieces.
The hat was tricky. I punched half a large oval, then punch a small oval with black, and cut a strip with the large oval. Then I trimmed both the hat shape with a curve across the top, and the trimmed the edges of my black curved hat band to fit. I added a small black piece inside my yellow square so I could have a buckle. I experimented with all sorts of hat brims, but in the end it made my owl less owl like so I skipped it. Normally leprechauns have a beard or a mustache, but the best I could do was some wonderful orange eyebrows. I tried hair, and it just looked funny but feel free to experiment on your own.
I did need a pot of gold at the end of my rainbow, and my large oval along with 1 3/8" circle created the pot. The handle was made using a small oval punched first, then a large punch second to get the thin handle. It is not the right shape to got vertically in the air, so off to the side of the pot is prfect! I filled it with gold coins from my owl punch. Be careful, they really fly everywhere with those guys!!
I just have to point out the adorable shamrock is from the Free Sale-A-Bration set, So happy for You, as is the sentiment. I also used the layout from inkspirations-challenges.blogspot.com. But I did need to tweak the layout to accommodate all my rainbow colors.
Any questions, feel free to post them in the comments below.