Anywho - and you'll get the 'who' reference in a second - here's Ollie the Owl, my salt dough friend. Get it? Owl? Who/hoo? 😀
I created Ollie for the Emerald Creek Anything Goes Challenge - he's my 2nd of two entries. Let me say this: I am in no wise an artist (another owl reference ~ 'wise' 😉). What I mean is painting. Forgive me, Ollie, for not doing you justice like alot of others would have!
Here's naked Ollie after baking - kind of liked him like that.
And Ollie with a coat of white. I liked that even better & thought about keeping him that way.
But I had to play around so I got out my arsenal of sprays, inks, & waxes & came up with Oh, My Eyes! Ollie (feel free to grab your shades, especially when viewing closeups):
I think now you're getting my not-an-artist-in-terms-of-painting reference. I didn't want to do the regular brown tones, didn't want to do steampunk. I was just winging it (again with the owl pun)!
I used various sprays & inks from Tattered Angels to Lindy's to Tim Holtz, using a water brush to control it. I then went over everything with various Art Alchemy waxes.
I've mentioned this before but I'll say it again: those Art Alchemy waxes have an intoxicating scent to me - Ollie smells so good!
As an added bonus, I had leftover dough which I molded using miscellaneous stuff around the house.
This first one is a small owl I have & I just used his eyes & nose. Maybe I should add a stick to one side & he could be a masquerade mask for a doll. 😀
This next one was a camel head from a brass letter opener I've had for some 40+ yrs when I lived in Greece as a kid.
This last one is a partial mold from a trivet my daughter sent me from Germany.
I guess you could say everything is kind of folk artsy and/or kitschy. Again, I apologize to Ollie for not making him as fabulous as he could be. Hopefully, no harm - no fowl. AGAIN with the owl pun! 😎 Until next time, owl be seeing you - I've really got to stop!