I've been working on my beads for the Art Bead Scene October challenge. I sketched the owl in the size I wanted to make the bead. Then I decided that the bead should be balanced. I changed the wings so they are both open.
|Scops Owl for Art Bead Scene October Challenge|
Susan Owenby (http://theboredzombie.com/) posted a blog about using paperclay to make a witch's hat. She inspired me to use paperclay to make my art beads. I loved it. It's very easy to use. I took my tracing of the owl and traced the lines in pencil on the back of the paper. Then I put the tracing on the paperclay and rubbed it. Perfect resolution. I used a small knife to cut and smooth the paperclay. I freehand cut the gingko leaves and shaped the crescent moon.
|Paperclay beads for ABS October Challenge|