Sunday, July 13, 2008

Wise Owl (2)

I have been enjoying coming up with projects that you can recreate. Today I have 3 projects for you to feast your eyes on.

Project #1
(Home Decor)

What you will need: bottles, stazon ink
Note: I purchased these bottles from Ikea for .25 cents each!--Search for unique bottles at the $ store, big box stores, thrifts stores.

I began by inking my stamp in Cotton White StazOn and then stamped it over the surface. Heat set with a heat tool.



Here is a close up of the bottle. Did you notice that flower? Can you imagine 70s owl eyes with that??? Do you recognize that flower from a previous set made by Nichole?



Project #2 (Home Decor)

What you will need: candle holders, StazOn ink, heat tool
Note: I purchased these candle holders from Ikea.

I began by inking my stamp in Cotton White StazOn and then rolled it over the rounded surface. Tip: If you make a mistake you can quickly wipe it off most surface. You can also try removing a "mistake" using a sanding block on certain surfaces too. Make sure you heat it to set it with the heat tool.



I just LOVE adding a special touch to my home decor. This project was completed in less than 3 minutes.



Project #3 (Gift)

What you will need: hair clips, polyshrink, stazon, sharpie markers, hot glue gun/glue sticks

I will begin with the owl hair clips. I started this project by stamping my owl with Timber Brown on white polyshrink.



Next, I coloured my images with my sharpie markers. Please note: you have to stay in the lines if you are using sharpie markers with StazOn because the sharpie pens can remove the StazOn ink. I believe it has to do with the makeup of both products. They don't mesh too well. That being said, I have had a lot of luck making all sorts of charms using these products together as long as I am colouring carefully *lol* You'll note that colouring on plastic doesn't produce a perfect look but once the item is smaller it is very hard to tell.



Then I cut out my owl leaving a small white outline around my owl.



Then I prepared my glue gun and dabbed a little hot glue under my owl and attached it to the hairclip. Make sure you do this fairly quickly as the glue dries in a flash.





Here is how they turned out! My daughter already has them in her hair.



Supplies

Stamps:
-Wise Owl (Urban Design) by PTI

Ink:
-White StazOn
-Timber Brown StazOn

Accessories
-Polyshrink (Shrinky Dink)
-Bottles
-Jars
-Hair Clips

Tools
-Glue gun

-Sharpie Pens

Have a wonderful day!

91 comments:

CaraDee said...

I love the use of stamps on otherwise blah objects. Great projects!

Peggy Lee said...

What great ideas you've come up with! The hair clips are really cute- a neat gift! I love your paper clay gift and owl clock too!!

Jewels said...

Ok I was wowed once, twice and them WHAM!! The Clips. So GENIOUS!!! I even have a frend that makes all kinds of ribbon clips and even has an online store to sell them. She is going DIE when she sees this!! Thanks Alli!!!

Andrea Clayton said...

Too cute! Love the ideas Alli.

Cass said...

Cute clips. I can see those beauties in my daughters hair! :)

Bunny B said...

Those are such adorable owl clips!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing these great ideas - can't wait to buy this set! Heather J.

Jannine said...

My dad LOVES owls and I have been searching for a great owl set and I can finally end my search! Thank you for sharing your ideas...especially the shrink art project!

Maureen said...

Love all these non-card projects!! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Glorie said...

Love the clips !

Mandy said...

What great ideas! I posted something similar to the barrettes on my blog a couple of days ago, too! How funny! :) Great minds think alike... ;)

Molly B said...

How clever. I bet your daughter loves those hairclips. They are adorable. -Molly B

Tricia said...

Thanks for all your great ideas - so inspiring!

cmustopa said...

You sure do have a way of making me go and reach for the stuff I've had stashed away for forever! Off to go in search of the polyshrink now! And did I mention that I really love/want those owls?!!!

Kim said...

I love your projects today! I NEVER think to alter anything at all! But just a little touch makes the world of difference. Thank you for reminding me of that! I have so much shrinky dink here, must play with it! lol

LucyL said...

Those hair clips are so cute, love all the things you´ve been making with them, soo versatile.
With the polishrink can you use another tipe of marker or does it have to be the permanent kind?

Thanks for all the ideas

maria fiscella said...

Hi Alli - those hair clips are a hoot! (blushing at my own bad pun) Can't wait to try that for my nieces.

stampinc said...

WOW what creative ideas. I love them all. The hair clips are just to cute. Thanks

Cherylquilts at SCS said...

Another creative use of the Wise Owl! You are amazing! Love them all!

Anonymous said...

How cute - I can just see little girls running around with their little owl clips!
Sandy Kay

Heidi said...

The projects are all great but I just Love those clips! They are just too cute!! This set is going to be so much fun!

Sandra B. said...

Love all your ideas, especially the hair clips. I can't wait until this set is released!

Sharron Gregory said...

What cute clips--you always come up with such clever creations! Thanks for all the wonderful ideas.....

MichelleH in NY said...

Those hair clips are great! What a really cute idea! Thanks for always sharing your awesome ideas!

Stefanie said...

Wow Alli, I love your hair clips! What a fun project for a little girl. :)

Could you use your copic markers on the polyshrink as well?

Diane said...

Thanks for all the GREAT gift ideas you are sharing. How fun that they work sooooo well with this new, fabulous stamp set!

Alyssa said...

Those barrettes are too fun! And the other images look like they would be fun and easy home decor gifts...maybe even great for glass etching! Thanks for the chance! :o)

Traci said...

the hair clips are awesome!! my daughter would love those. I'm not much of a candle person but those votives and bottles are adorable.

karenannj said...

You've done it again Alli. Love all three projects but especially the hairclips.

Sara said...

Wonderful ideas for home decor! I have three of these vases from Ikea too. You have inspired me to decorate them. Thanks again.

Michelle said...

Love love the home decor projects Alli- saweeet!!!

Michelle said...

I can't WAAAAAIIIIIT for this owl set! I just LOVE that it's so customizable! All the owls sets I've been tempted to buy, I always wanted to "put those eyes on THAT owl" and "those feet should be with THAT guy", etc. So this set speaks to me in many ways! Thanks!

~*Michelle*~

Debbi said...

I LOVE the candles and hair clips! Thank you for the "out of the box" ideas!

annheidel said...

Cute hair clips - what a fun idea!

Emelyn said...

What fun ideas! You are so clever! Thank you for sharing and for creating such an awesome set!

One Creative Life said...

The candle holders are adorable. I love the hair clips a must add to our ever growing collection.

Amy said...

Alli!!
These are just so stinkin' cute! Now I wish I had a little girl to make fun hair clips for. :)

Val said...

Wonderful gift ideas. The Wise owl set certainly is versatile!!

Rhonda M. said...

You make it so easy to custom decorate so many items! These ideas are so cute. Thanks for sharing. I can't wait to see the whole set.

Tessa said...

Super cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How cool is that!

Tabitha said...

I totally LOVE the hair clip owl charm. Great idea!

Mel said...

So cute -- thanks for reminding us how we can use craft supplies we already have (awesome stamps, Stazon) to dress up everyday items to make them subtly elegant!

patty w said...

Those owls are just too darn cute! Wow...the possibilites are endless with the mix 'n match set! Love the vases too! The hair clips are just simply adorable!

Erin said...

Jazzing up the home decor! You always have a new idea for us. Clocks yesterday, barrettes and vases today! That owl has so many options, I LOVe all of the bellies that you showed us with the clock yesterday!

Pegg S said...

You come up with such great projects! Your sets and PTI sets translate well to non-cards/other projects because of their style and design. My home is modern-ish and these projects fit my lifestyle more than the super cutesy things I see! Thanks for the ideas!

Stacy said...

I love all 3 of your projects today. I recently have really gotten into the home decor thing and my daughter just loved the hair clips. Looks like I will be making those soon. Thanx for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful!!! Keep up the great work!
Betty-Ann
wilhelmbar@sympatico.ca

Tracey said...

These are SO clever! I just LOVE the hair clips, and see myself making some in the near future...with 2 girls, this tip will prove VERY handy ;) Thanks Alli!!!

Charmaine said...

Thanks for some more great ideas.

Charmaine

Carrie Dyck said...

What an awesome set, and wonderful ideas! When I thought I could stop buying stamps I find this have to have owl set!

Leah said...

Love the cute little hair clip idea! Can't wait to see the whole set:)

Monica said...

Alli,
These projects are a "HOOT"! I have some of them Ikea vases! I love what you did with them and being a mom of 2 girls......Them clips are just awsome!!! I will definatly be scraplifting the idea! Your a wonderful inspiration for sure!

((Hugs))
Monica

Judy said...

The hair clips are really cute. My two granddaughters will love those!

melissa.flieg said...

Wow Alli these projects are great. Can't wait to get this set. Thanks for all the inspiration.

Anonymous said...

Alli,
you never disappoint! What an AWESOME project! Thanks for the inspiration. You are an amazing lady1 xo kym

Sara Paschal said...

The hair clips are the best, love them!

Kacey Elliott said...

What a cute idea - owl barrettes! My daughter would love those too. I can not wait to see the whole set; I can't believe how many bellies are in there! :-) So fun!

Missy said...

I so gotta get some polyshrink I guess. I haven't used it yet. This is a great project. I have two nieces that this project would be gret for.

cadnileb said...

Thanks for all the great ideas!!! :-) I love them all!

Charlotte said...

I love those hair clips! I just bought some polyshrink, and now I have another use for it. All your ideas have been great!

Happy Now said...

MORE cute projects!!! I don't usually have my heat tool or glue gun plugged in, but you are oh-so-close to inspiring me to do so! :)

Kristy Vernon said...

How cool! I love the hair clips.

Alison said...

The barrettes are AWESOME! I can't wait to make some of these for my neices! The owl set is fantastic! Yeah Paper Trey!

janet s said...

I love how you made those candle votives from plain to WOW! I have to try that. Your ideas rock, thanks

Michele P. said...

I love the way you showed how to do this! I'd love to make the hair clips for my daughter, you make it look so easy!

Verda said...

All three projects are really great but my favorite is he darling hair clips. Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent.

Kimberly said...

more fantastic projects!!! Love the stem stamp!

Linda O said...

you come up with good ideas!! i'll have to try some!

Lisa & Penny said...

I can't wait to see the entire set! The barrettes are so cute!!

Kim Getchel said...

You have really come up with the neatest ideas!!! The owls are very cute!!

leenda said...

Fabulous ideas! You're very creative in thinking outside the normal greeting card!

Elizabeth B. said...

I can only saw WOW! You are so creative!

CurlyCraze said...

I love how you post such a variety of project! Thanks for the inspiration :)

Marge said...

Truly inspiring; I'm learning to look at "bargain" buys as treasure troves with all you designing divas' ideas!!! TFS!!!

Cheryl said...

I NEED (and I repeat that NEED) to make the hairclips for my granddaughter. She would love them. Alli, you always hit a home run!
Cheryl Sims

DeniseLynn said...

Ok I want the candle holders for me and the little clips for my nieces! :-) Your ideas rock.

Tonya Peters said...

What a great idea! I just love the stuff you do here. Great set you designed as well.

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

I love the barrett idea! My niece would love these!

Anne said...

I absolutely LOVE the hair clips! I think that I might actually have some polyshrink in my stash! Just may have to pull it out of the depths :-) Thanks for your inspiration!!!!!!!!!!!

Alison said...

I love those hairclips! The owls remind me of my childhood -- my mom was all about owls in the '70s!

Kryssi said...

I've been holding off on buying owls until the right one comes along.. i think this is it!! keep up the fab work!

Libby Hickson said...

The hairclips are fantastic!!!

Ashley said...

The hairclips are a great idea. I am really excited to see this whole set!!

moster said...

Your creativity just blows me away! I can't wait to see the whole set!

Ghazal(ghazal_31005@yahoo.com) said...

I love how you use your stamps for projects other than cards. TFS!

J Runge said...

What great projects, simple and elegant.

Aviator girl said...

You keep coming up with such cute projects with this set!

Godchick said...

I love your idea of making little barrettes! How cute..and my little girl's hair is just getting long enough *barely* to use barrettes!!!

Lisa H. said...

you have gone all out! I'm loving all your projects and that owl is ADORABLE!

~ RebekahBoo said...

I LOVE THESE PROJECTS. THAT ARE FAB!!!

Sabrina said...

Lovely!! It's a great inspiration for handmade home accents.....