It’s been a while I know, but I finally got around to trying a new recycled paper idea that has been buzzing around my head for a while. I love the 3d feel to wall art, so this picture was no exception.
The Little Owl has been carefully cut out of the board to reveal the rolled paper tubes underneath it. It took me a while to decide which bird to start with, but as this is my favourite little bird of prey…. Although that is probably a loose term for this cutie as it seems to prefer insects to anything much larger, but it will take small mammals. With its fluffy claws helping to define it as an owl I thought this was an ideal one to start with.
All my bird pictures have a natural look to them and with the hand finished aged frame, this is no exception. The paper is from recycled magazines, rolled up individually into tubes. I sort of tried to pick complementary colours for the tubes in this one but I don’t think it really matters and I will use a general mix next time. All the paper has been varnished at least twice to protect and strengthen it and on the front the cut out board has relevant owl txt on it. The back of the picture has a copy of an attractive sketch of a Little Owl so you get the full feel for this feisty little bird.
I’m quite happy with it and I like the contemporary but subtle look of it. The open frame invites you to peer deeply inside the box to see how much of the paper tubes you can see.
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I have two more pieces in the early stages of work, so hopefully in the next week or two, more birds should be fluttering onto this page!