Owls Ready for Duty

Today and yesterday I continued working on my Moondial by making the five barn owls that will stand sentry around the box.  An improvement for future barn owls will be to use tiny size 15 black seed beads for the spots on the chests. 

These were pretty simple to make and also, I think, pretty successful.  I kept the mica powders to a minimum, only using black around the eyes, antique bronze on either side of the feather tufts above the beak, and rose gold on the beak itself.  I considered antiquing them but have decided not to.  It will be too difficult to wipe the antiquing away between the feet and it will look odd if I avoid putting the antiquing paint there.  So, they’ll stay as they are.

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