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My muse likes owls so I made a couple more. The first one is multicolored, the frame is 18 gaurge wire and the weaving is done with 28 gauge wire. I combined the new soft Kato Pearl with purple Pardo Art Clay for the backing. I used a texture stamp for the pattern and highlight the raised areas with Pearl Ex.
Here's how it looks assembled. I use liquid Kato along the edges to secure the wire to the clay.
The next owl is in shades of green with gold accents.
I mixed green and yellow Pardo Art Clay with Kato Pearl and then created a crackle effect with gold leaf for the backing.
This is the finished owl.
I have been mixing the new Kato Pearl, which is soft and sticky, with Pardo Art Clay.... 1 part Pardo with 3 parts Kato Pearl... So far I am very pleased with the consistency. My next project is to cane with the new mixture. I will let you know how it goes.