Friday, July 11, 2008

Wise Owl (4)

When I started creating the images for this stamp set I didn't have a clue what I was going to call it. The name Wise Owl came about because I wanted to include some quotes--some food for thought. You'll notice I included one of the quotes in yesterday's post and Nichole included it in her post today. You'll find 3 quotes in total in this set.

Some Wise Owl tidbits:
--This is a $24 set with interchangeable owl bits and extras as well as sentiments (both whimsical, traditional and quotes) AND a mini set feauturing 12 owl bellies featuring for an additional $5.
--There are 2 permanent (no assembly required) mini owls (so you can make your own owls in the family!!)
--The 1/2 inch circle punch works coordinates to punch out the owl eyes (as outlined in Nichole's post today)
--There is one set of eyes that are joined as one stamp--no need to line them up!
--You can stamp the mini owls in a 1 3/4 circle punch punchie.
Stay tuned for more tidbits in tomorrow's post.

I just love making homemade gifts and as such decided to show you how owls have become popular in fashion. Today's post will outline the details to make jewlery pieces--although not limited to jewlery (zipper pulls, clips, bookmarks).

I have included a photo of the supplies I used for this project. You will also need to add your method of colouring (I chose Copic markers), as well as either let your project dry for 1 full day OR use an oven to heat set your paperclay.



I began by rolling/flattening the paperclay (which should be somewhat moist) to approximately 1/4 inch.



I stamped my owl in pigment ink (for rich colour and less bleeding)onto flattened paperclay and pushed to get an imprint of the image. Note: Lift stamp off carefully.



I used a cookie cutter for the cutout and a mechanical pen lid for the hole.



Either heat set your paperclay for 30 minutes at 250 or let dry overnight.



After my stamped image was heat set (btw...that is the stamped/indented branch from Out on a Limb) I coloured it with my copic markers. Then I used my sanding block to soften the edges.



I used glossy modpodge to seal my paperclay.



Then I decided to create a tin for my gift.



Here is a closer look at the inside of the tin.



Here is the final gift set.



Supplies

Stamps:
-Wise Owl (Urban Design) by PTI
-Out on a Limb by PTI

Ink:
Graphite Black Brillance by Tsukineko
-Whisper White by SU!
Espresso by Ranger

Cardstock
-Kraft by PTI
-Suede Brown by Prism

Accessories
-Brown Gingham Ribbon
-Thin Ribbon
-3 dimensional flower glitter sticker (audrey) from {note}worthy collection by MM
-tin by PTI

Tools
-Copic Markers

-Cookie cutter
-modgepodge
-brush

-rolling pin
-sanding block


Creating gifts using paperclay is a lot of fun--it reminded me of my playdough days as a kid! The possibilities are endless.

Don't forget about the Wise Owl stamp set giveaway--remember to leave a comment each day to be entered.

163 comments:

texasjodylynn said...

OMG that is SO SO cute!

Jannica Seaward said...

That is super cute! What a fun project!

Heidi said...

Your owl is darling! Today's project is so cute!!

Bonnie said...

Great stamp set Alli! Looking forward to yet another Urban Design!!

Lisa & Penny said...

I think this is my absolute favorite set of yours Alli!!

Bunny B said...

Awesome project today! That owl is TOO cute!

Cass said...

He is so adorable! :)

Rebecca M. said...

i cant wait for this release!!!!

Barbara H said...

I love your project today and can't wait to see the complete Wise Owl set.

susy said...

Love, love that you have created this set I can see it's going to become a favourite.

Lighthousegirl said...

The more I see of this set the more I want it!

Please


Pretty please ...

Anonymous said...

now this is awesome! great owl and very cool clay project. I haven't done anything with clay, but I would make these. Thanks! Alli
(Heidi Quick) hrae

Kerry J. said...

Too cute! Love it!

Anonymous said...

Ali..awesome...great for teacher gift came to mind when seeing this project!!
Holly (PTI NCfield)

Diane said...

A great stamp set and a great gift idea! FANTASTIC!!!

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to see the whole set and the extra bellies!

Jutta

Pam said...

Great idea to use the paperclay! And what a cute gift!!

~ Pam

Kim Getchel said...

Such an original idea!! Great job!!

One Creative Life said...

Oh what a cute gift. The owl would be great in a pendant. I cant wait to see all the bellies. What a fun idea.

Anonymous said...

Love this project and the set! An add-on with bellies sounds adorable and I can't wait to get my hands on this set!
Thanks!
Karen

MichelleH in NY said...

You are so creative!!! I love what I've seen so far - this will definitely be in my cart on the 15th!!!

Monica said...

Oh how cute! This set if def on my list to buy release night! Congrats on another Great set Alli!

~Monica~

lisa k in tx said...

whoooo is too cool? Alli is! Thanks, so cute! Lisa K in tx

Jennifer Bradley said...

This owl is sooooo cute! I would love to have him in my collection!

melissa.flieg said...

What a great idea. Can't wait to get this set.

Cheryl said...

Gee Alli, I think this is a project that I could actually do!!! It is absolutely adorable. I look so forward to your sneak peeks!
Cheryl Sims

cadnileb said...

Wow! This is sooo adorable! I love the ability to personalize those owls (with soooo many tummies too!). Can't wait to see all the tummies! And I love this clay idea! I'm going to have to go find some now!

moster said...

I can't wait to see the whole set! The mini set of bellies just makes me happy thinking about it!

Jen said...

Wow what a great idea! I'm definitely going to have to try using paper clay sometime.

Regan said...

Oh this is just adorable!!

ScrapbookDBA said...

I love versatile sets!!!!! Additional owl bellies is brilliant!

Thanks,
Kimberly

Courtney said...

I love all the pieces to the owls! Great set!

Michelle said...

Oh my gosh Alli! I am so excited about this set - it's so stinkin' cute!

Cynthia said...

He is just adorable!!! I sure hope I win!!!! Cynthia

Pegg S said...

What a cute idea! I love how you designed the set knowing what tools crafters will have/need to help us create cute projects!

Molly B said...

So stinking cute I can hardly stand it. You are killing me with all of these great ideas. Keep 'em coming. -Molly B

stampinc said...

WOW this is so cute. You always make things sound and look so easy. Great tutorial.

Andrea Clayton said...

Love it! Such a great idea for gifts of any occassion.

Tracey said...

Alli - WOW yep, this set is SO mine...those owls are just too cute, and I love the bellies I've seen so far ;) Looking forward to learning more about the set! Love your project - what a cute thank you gift!!!

Wendy R said...

This is by far the cutest OWL set I've seen! I love all the bellies (at least the ones I've seen so far!)

Sarah H. said...

What a fun project! I have not used paperclay but now I am very curious to try it. I love the option of additonal owl bellies!

Mary said...

What a fabulous project. I love it!

Anonymous said...

You did a fabulous job here on the wise owl set. I am so excited to see the whole thing.

Jenny Mick said...

I'm not a huge owl fan, but he's a cutie! The project is awesome too!!

Tracy said...

What a cute idea! I love that there are so many ways to customize this little guy.

jackiestamps4fun said...

Cute, cute, CUTE! I can't wait to see them all! Thanks, Jackie W.

Ashley said...

What a cute project. I can't wait to see tomorrow's peek.

Ruth Shanahan Allmart said...

What a cute little project Ali. I just adore owls :o)

Holly Wog Ink. said...

Very creative and oh so cute! I like how you could make a series all slightly different but in a quick amount of time! Fun future christmas ornaments!

Glorie said...

Very cute!

Starla (star) said...

What an ADORABLE set/idea!! Loved Nicole's book mark too. I see this set as one that will be used often for school projects/teacher gifts!

Charlotte said...

I absolutely love your project! The stamp set is fantastic too, because I love owls. Where do you get paperclay? I've never heard of it before.

Kristy Vernon said...

Oh, wow! I know this set is going to sell out fast. What versatility and the owls are just adorable. I love your project too with the clay. What a great gift.

mcbetty said...

Love the project on clay that you showed.

Tami McBeain said...

So cute, I love owls and can't wait to see the whole set!

Melissa said...

Looks like you have created a fun set for mix-and-match stamping! Great tutorial.

postal orphan said...

Such a cute idea - I love the idea of using these for zipper pulls. What a great set!

karenannj said...

so cute alli! You are so creative!

Happy Now said...

ANOTHER creative project... Nice work!

Tessa said...

Very cute! Love what you have done here.

Bridget said...

I'm so excited to start using this stamp set..fall will be here before we know it and there are so many possibilities with this little guy..great set!!

Kacey Elliott said...

I haven't done that clay thing in quite a while - thanks for reminding me. I have a lot of ideas for that! Great project and I love the tin!

kim3timemom said...

What an awesome idea!!

kim3timemom@yahoo dot com

Martin & Wieska said...

fun set!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a great project! Love the way you decorated the cute tin. TFS!

Hev said...

That is so cool!!! I want to make 100s of them and right now !!!

Now to find paperclay - wonder if it is here in Oz.

Thankyou so much for the inspiration :)

wilber said...

Alli, this is an awesome gift idea. Thank you for your inspiration!
Lynn

Erika said...

So adorable!!!

Monique said...

What a cute idea! And I have the clay (let's hope it's still workable - I haven't played with it in quite a while!). Thanks for the chance to win this set, Alli.

Andrea G. said...

What a great idea. I have got to try this now.

Kathleen said...

That is the cutest thing! I love it----thanks for showing us new ways to use our stamps!

Tracy said...

This is a really cute gift idea. Thanks for sharing.

Kathyellen said...

You are so creative. The owl is precious.

Bee said...

Very cute! :-)

Erika M. said...

I love this gift idea. I'm a teacher and who can resist a wise owl.

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Another new product for my 'want list'! I've never seen paper clay before!
Super cute project(s).... love your work!

Sarah/WAstamper said...

Cute! I'm dying to see the rest of the set!

Jolene said...

Your owl set is great! Adorable projects too!!

pch said...

I love owls. They are so cool. Love the idea of stamping on paper clay too. You're just too smart, Alli Miles.

LaurieG said...

What a stinkin' cute little owl. I am excited for the 15th so that I can have a set of my own. And I love that paper clay project you made today with the great tutorial. Thanks for sharing.

Kimberly said...

what a wonderful idea!! so clever and so cute!!! tfs!!! loving the set!!

Kelly B said...

Great project with this cute set!

Sharon King said...

I love this Owl set...very cute. Thank you for the chance to win one.
Sharon King

patty w said...

OMGosh...this is just adorable!

Anne said...

Great project! Thanks for the inspiration to use my paperclay that has never seen the light of day LOL!

Leslie McLaughlin said...

Hi, Thank you for taking the stamps out of card making and into a whole new realm. I enjoy it all so much.

V said...

I haven't pulled out the paperclay in ages! I'm inspired to do so now, though. Cute, cute, cute project!

Still lovin' that owl. :)

Angela K said...

I 'NEED' this set!! Too cute!

lakind said...

These owls are so cute! I can't wait to see the mini set of all the bellies! Great project!

Shelly Kettell said...

Great Job with the owl set! Love all the possibilities w/bellies!
Eyes that fit the punch...too smart!

Leah said...

Very cute project! I am really liking the sentiments in this set.

Erica M said...

Cute! I like that it coordinates with the Out On A Limb set, too.

Karen said...

Oh my goodness! You have thought of everything. What fun this will be to play with.

Mel said...

I'd never heard of Paperclay before - thanks for your excellent tutorial on how to make wonderful gifts with it!!!!

Jodi said...

As always you make such amazing things! What a clever way to create a little ornament! Love it.

Val said...

Awesome as usual. What a neat ornament too!! Love the owls!!

Elizabeth B. said...

Wow! How cute! I'd never heard of paper clay before, but now I want some!

Raquites said...

This is just too cool. I love the build your own feature. Genius! The little ornament is adorable...think I need to go find some paper clay. :)

Terri said...

Cute idea. I was hoping the owl could be used with out on a limb. I will definitely be buying this set if I don't win it. :)

Linda O said...

hi alli! the owl is so adorable, i cant wait for the release!

Sara said...

You are so creative! Thanks for the tidbits of information relating to this set. It really helps.

Lauree said...

i really cannot wait for this set. my friend and i are *drooling*. great idea... my little girl would love an owl necklace.

--cheers

Anonymous said...

WHO wouldn't love this set and gift idea. Once again you have done it great ideas Ali thanks.

Debbie

Judy said...

What an adorable gift item! And it looks so easy! Am really loving this new set and looking forward to getting it!

Marty R. said...

LOVE this- SO neat to be able to customize your own owl!

Christine McMullin said...

once again you hit it outta the park! I love this set!

Marge said...

Oh my heck, I was going to so NOT fall in love with any sets this month -- still need some of the olders ones!!! But, now you've gone & made me fall in love again! Hmmmm, you designing divas as just like the "wise old owl"!!! ;-)

Anita C said...

Oh I {heart} this! You are such a talented and creative lady :)
Thanks so much for sharing.

Missy said...

What a neat idea. Owl's are popular for sure. I would love to have this set.

Anonymous said...

What a cute project! Paperclay is easy to work with. For years, I've used it to make papercast Christmas ornaments.
C Burke

Cindy S said...

So much fun! I can't wait to see the entire set.

Sharron Gregory said...

How exciting--I am just loving all the fun owl projects. You are so creative! Looking forward to tomorrow's post!!

Charmaine said...

very cute!

charmaine

Maureen said...

So cute! Love the little "premade" owl and that pretty tin!!

Jennifer Ofiana said...

This set is fabulous! I can't wait to get it and the bellies! And I LOVE your project using it!

Erin said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it! That baby owl is SO cute!

100yellowRoses said...

what a hoot! very fun set.

CaraDee said...

OOOoooo, I want this owl set SO bad! Pick me, pick me!

Rhonda M. said...

Cute set! I really don't LOVE owls, but your set has made me a fan. I love to be able to mix and match the pieces to change how the owls look. Can't wait to see the entire set!

Shannon said...

Cute set and I love what you did. I didn't know there was paperclay I am going to have to look into it.
Thanks for your ideas.

janet s said...

A mini set of 12 owl bellies! How fun is that..it makes me smile just thinking of it.

sharon d said...

The tummies are of course fun, but the more I look, the more I think the owl's big eyes are SO cute too!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE it! So where do you find Paperclay?
Betty-Ann
wilhelmbar@sympatico.ca

Angie said...

That is such a cute idea for a gift! I have never heard of this kind of clay. I'll have to look for it next time I'm at the craft store.

Sandra B. said...

I love your project! I can't wait until this set is released! I will definitely have to look for some paperclay.

Angelina said...

I'm loving this set more and more. Now off to get some paperclay. TFS. Angelina

Sara Paschal said...

This is one cute set, I love the paper clay project I have never used this before.

Debbie Olson said...

Alli, I adore your owl set--beautiful job with this gift set as well!

karenstamps@hotmail.com said...

Cute project!

Tabitha said...

Such a cute idea. Never thought of stamping on clay.

Ooooh this owls are making me crazy! They are just toooooo cute! You really are creative and did a WONDERFUL job with this set!!!!!

DeniseLynn said...

Oh how sweet - how my mom would love it!! Owls always remind me of her; she used to have little owls figures around the house when I was little. They were so in back then too - I'm glad they've made a come back and your's is the best. Here now is just another reason I need your set and some paper clay too.

Carol said...

Such a great project! The owl is adorable, and I can't wait to get my hands on the set!

Regina Cornelius said...

r u kidding me???? that is super cute! you do amazing things with ink and stamps....your owl set is great....i will have to put it on my list!

leenda said...

Very creative!!!

Maria said...

Ooooh just lovely. Love this idea and thanks for sharing your ideas on the versatility of the stamp set. Definitely on my wishlist.

Jen said...

oooh! i just love owls! Can't wait to see the whole set!

buggin2stamp said...

That is an adorable set. It is so clever. It reminds me of Mr. Potato Head. I can't wait to see the whole set.

Stacy said...

I can not wait for this set. I am so excited about using it. Love you project today.

Tonya Peters said...

This is such a cute project. Love your creativity and all you share with us!

Bethany Paull said...

This little pre-assembled owl is quite the cutie!

Julie Masse said...

Your owls are adorable Alli!! The set looks really cute and this project looks like fun! :)

Shelly W. said...

This owl set is so cute. Love the gift idea. Can't wait to see the rest!

Shari said...

Alli - Love this project and what I've seen of your new stamps set so far! Congratulations!!

Amy said...

This is just so sweet!!

Aviator girl said...

This project is fabulous. I am loving this set.

Lysa said...

I absolutely LOVE what you've shown from this set- I can't wait for it to be released!

Thanks for sharing your great ideas- such an inspiration!

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

WOW! Cute ... Love the idea of making ornaments, I need to find some paper clay!

Kittie said...

Alli, this is a darling and versatile owl set. Congratulations.

Tami said...

so cute- can't wait to see what everyone else does with it!

Betty said...

What a great project! Love the colors used! Thanks for the chance to win!

luvzenkm2 (Leea) said...

How Neat, thanks for sharing another great project!

Anonymous said...

I think this is my favorite Paper Trey set and I love them all!
-michelle m

Rose Ann said...

Oh my gosh....this project totally ROCKS as well!! You go, girl!! (Thanks for the inspiration, as always!)

Karen said...

I love the owls and think it is a great idea to have interchangeable parts. I know this set will be a big hit!
Karen

smallcity said...

These owls are absoleutly adorable.
Can you buy paperclay at Michael's or Hobby Lobby??

thanks
smallcity

dustiest_bunny said...

Love it, my mother is a huge owl lover. This gives me a few great ideas for Christmas ornaments. Thanks.

cmustopa said...

Oh wow! I think I actually have a package of that paperclay around from years ago. Wonder if it's still good... Thanks for the great idea!

Kim said...

Your tin is so cute, love the owl!!! I must find myself a tin to alter!!

MichelleH said...

What a fabulously clever idea. TFS!

Jennifer Buck said...

Wowza! This is the cutest EVER! Love it! TFS! :)

Jayne Cannon said...

This set is a hoot. TFS!

Jennie said...

Its so,CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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