Have you ever looked at something and saw something it’s not? I don’t remember why I had the candle holders and plate out, but for whatever reason, I saw an OWL in them. Yep, an owl.
I happen to love owls and I’m always telling anyone, who will sit still long enough to listen, what I hoot I am. So perhaps it was just natural the dishes spoke “owl” to me. We don’t need to get in to the Why I’m Seeing and Hearing Things That Aren’t There, though. That’s for another post. I’m kidding, maybe.
The white dish came from IKEA and the little glass votive holders were my Grandmother’s.
I glued the glass “eyes” to the plate first. Don’t do that. It gets in the way of the painting. I was winging it here, so you get to learn from my mistakes. I could not find the proper glue for this, so I used Tacky Glue. Dumb. Dumb. Dumb. The glue was still not dry after 24 hours. I pull the “eyes” off the plate and cleaned up the glue.
Next I tried a hot glue gun. Another fail! Boy, you’re learning a lot today, huh?? LOL! While I contemplated what to use to attach the eyes, I finished painting the owl. I used Martha Stewart paint for “multi-surfaces”. (Plain ‘ole acrylic paint did not adhere to the plate.)
(It’s hard to tell from this picture, but the owl’s face is a light blue, not white.)
I finally decided to try mirror adhesive to make the eyes stick to the plate. It worked. You only need to use a little bit though. Ideally, E6000 would be a better choice, but I didn’t have any. Work with what ya got.
I painted the inside of the eyes black, then hot glued the white buttons on. TaDa!
I don’t know why I felt the need to make an owl, but when the voices speak, you better listen. I think this owl is a HOOT!
Finished! I want to make more. This guy needs a friend, I believe…