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Salt Dough Owls

Salt Dough Owls

This pair is my first owls made with salt dough. They have real twigs collected in the woods.

At first I wanted to make a simple wall pendant. But I put the owls to the frame, and they seem made for each other. I wanted  to buy more frames, but I couldn't find anywhere such a beautiful carved wood frames. So new owls will go with simple smooth frames.

Brown Salt Dough Owls

Very wise owl from the fairy forest.

Very wise owl from the fairy forest.

Beautiful green owl. It likes to live near flowers. Smile  and especially pleasing to the eye in winter by its spring colors.

Green owl
My recent (December 2017) Green Owl.

Salt Dough Green Owl

Little violet owl

Violet owl - Salt Dough Hanger

Blue owl - Salt Dough Hanger

Blue owl - Salt Dough Hanger

Owl - baby in 10 x 15 cm frame.  At the sides - the owl-magnets in the same style.

Brown Owl

And this owl - key holder is made with papier-mache. My first work in this technique. Sculpt papier-mache is much more complicated, but products are durable as wood, and are not afraid of humidity, as the salt dough craft. Generally, papier-mâché offers tremendous opportunities for creativity.

owl in tree

Here is works in different techniques for comparison. Paper mache owl looks nicer, more natural. And looks brighter I painted it with acrylic paints. While the owl made with salt dough painted with gouache.

Tawny Owls

Thank you for reading this post. Smile Don't be afraid to try new techniques and materials.

Comments

Hola! Soy de Argentina. me encantan tus creaciones, yo tambien realizo artesanias, me podrias guiar en la masa de sal?, cuando las tenes que cecar como lo haces? las dejas que cequen al aire libre o en horno? que me recomendas ?
Muchas gracias! y te felicito x tus bellos trabajos!!
Saludos!
Cecilia.

Hola, Cecilia

Me alegro de que te hayan gustado mis creaciones. :-)

Si no tienes prisa, seco mi trabajo en el aire durante 7-10 días. Los grandes trabajos pueden secarse durante 2 semanas. Depende de la humedad del aire.

Si creacion en orden (para la venta), lo seco en el horno (Los compradores quieren obtener su pedido rápidamente  =) ). Primero algunas horas a una temperatura de 50 grados. Luego subo a 70-80.

Si se seca el trabajo inmediatamente a alta temperatura, puede agrietarse o hincharse.

Espero, claramente escrito. Ya he olvidado el español, después de la universidad no había práctica. Si tiene preguntas, pregunte.

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