Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Tuesday Tutorial

Here's a wonderful tutorial by our own Barb, owner of the Etsy shop Barb's Heartstrokes. Click on her link and visit her wonderful shop. She is one talented lady. Now without further ado, let's take a listen:

Mr. Turkey Pin or Magnet

You will need:

1 ½ x 2 inch rectangle of ¼ inch birch wood
1 inch long wood shaped cutout heart for beak
One piece of 1/8th inch doweling cut at about a 2 ½ inch length
¼ inch square cutout of ¼ inch thick square doweling
2 buttons for the eyes different shape and sizes with floss through the button holes if you prefer
1 inch pin back or ¾ inch round magnet
Red embroidery floss

Paint by Decoart:
Deep Burgundy, Mink Tan, Antique Gold, Charcoal Grey, Dazzling Metallic’s Glorious Gold and JoSonja’s Burnt Umber paint

Other supplies:

Pencil, ruler, paint brushes, fabric paint brush, circular hand sander or sanding block, Matte 1311 finishing spray, Tacky glue

Refer to photos and read all instructions before beginning this project.

On the rectangle piece of wood draw a pencil line from 1 inch from the top left angled on the diagonal to about ¾ inch upwards to the right side dividing the hat from the face. Paint the top of the rectangle and the doweling with Charcoal Grey and the bottom portion Mink Tan. Dry brush the cheeks in a circular motion with Deep Burgundy on the Mink Tan. This is the turkey face.

Sand off as much as you like from the rectangle and the doweling with either a circular sander or sanding block.
Wipe clean. With water and a bit of JoSonja’s Burnt Umber paint antique all pieces of wood the rectangle, the heart, the small square, and the doweling making it as light or dark as you like. At this point I also paint the back of the rectangle. Let everything dry. Roughly paint the heart with Antique Gold.
Glue the red embroidery floss to the back of the heart folding it to the front and letting the floss hang down the front of the heart like the gobble. Now glue the beak to the face of the rectangle between the cheeks angling the beak to the right corner of the wood. Glue the buttons for the eyes into place.
Glue the doweling on the line that divides the hat from the face using the shorter end at the left side and the longer end to the right. Glue the hat buckle or small ¼ square into place above the hat brim doweling and now is the time to paint it as a buckle with Glorious Gold. If you choose not to cut this piece of wood just paint a square where the buckle would go directly onto the hat above the brim.

Let all of it dry and spray with Matte Krylon finishing spray. Once the finish is dry glue either the pin back or the magnet on the back.


Barb Stock


Maria said...

That is such a cute project. Thanks for sharing the instructions, Barb!

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

those little turkey pins are adorable.;)

Jody said...

Just love these too cute turkey pins! Thanks for sharing this project with us!

Barb said...

Thanks Lucy for publishing my tutorial! They are fun to make and also make great gifts!

The Farmer's Attic said...

I have the Pumpkin and Turkey fridge magnets from Barb. They are just toooooo cute!!!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Great tutorial Barb, easy to follow instructions and it is too cute! Thanks for sharing, Deb

Robyn said...

What a cute Turkey!Thanks Barb for sharing!

Carol/Firecrackerkid said...

That's so neat and cute. Thanks for sharing Barb. I should give this a try considering I'm a woodcrafter.

I Play Outside The Box said...

I giggle everytime I see your turkey and pumpkin pins Barb...they are just too stinkin' cute!!!

Sugar Mountain Mercantile said...

Cute little bugger! Thanks so much for sharing your talents, Barb!

Valley Primitives Gift Shoppe said...

He's so cute! Thanks for sharing this with us Barb!

The Country Primitive Shoppe said...

The tutorial was great! The turkey pin is adorable! Thank you for sharing the directions!!