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Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Shuttle-cock?

 Nooooo shuttle-owl!! 
I can hear you wondering what the heck I'm on about........well the feathers I used to pad out the wings came from an old shuttlecock........I heated the feathers till they shrivelled somewhat and then painted them...............................
..............I have to tell you that burning feathers STINKS TO HIGH HEAVEN! 
I did one indoors and had to do the second outside!


 The owl is mounted onto a small cigar box (one of my Portugal purchases) that I covered with braille paper.....a pressie from a friend........if anyone knows where I can get more I'd be very grateful :)

 Sides of the box covered with some tape I bought a while ago........it melts if you heat too much but I liked the effect!

More braille paper inside the box. So, why did I make this box.........JUST FOR FUN!!!!!

18 comments:

Netty said...

Terrific post and a wonderful box

Effie said...

Fabulous....it's great to do something just because you want to!

Hels Sheridan said...

WOW!!!!!!!!! This is AMAZING Sue... what a treasure :O))

Laura said...

Terrific make and I love the braille paper and the feathers look fab!

Willy said...

What a stunning piece, Sue!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous Sue, love love the owl and the feathers are a fantastic unique idea. Love the Braille paper too, I want some if you find any LOL, I am your friend afterall. Oh what is the owl made from, looks like metal in the picutres ???? Wonderful creation. Tracy x

Sid said...

Superb box, love your originality !!

Kimber said...

Your box turned out great! That's the best kind of creating - just for fun.
I hope you got the burnt feather smell out of the house without too much trouble!

Katie said...

burning feathers-phew! All worth it for this amazing piece!

Sandy said...

What an amazing box Sue.
This rock again. The owl is stunning. Very cool art.

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

Fabulous box!
xx

Sarah Anderson said...

it's gorgeous Sue, and the braille paper is fab!

johanna said...

how good that we can only see the wonderful outcome without the evil smell, hehe... it is truly awesome!! and i like the look of the braille paper here.

Kirsten Alicia said...

Wow, that's gorgeous, I love the owl.

Hermine said...

Its gorgeous!

kimmie said...

I love it! And yes, I would've desperate to find more Braille paper too! That is wonderful stuff!

R.Maria Sabina(Lollyrot) said...

holly molly the box is gorgeous!!!

Lynne Phelps said...

Good grief, burning feathers was one of the ways they revived swooning ladies from Georgian to Victorian times! I imagine the stench could raise the dead, lol! LOVE the owl, LOVE his pen nib beak, LOVE the box, the braille paper. What a wonderful just for fun piece!