I love making 3D and home decor items, but I just don't do it all that often. I am going to try and change that. I started last week by making the pumpkin. This week I made an autumn owl-shaped lantern, which I am going to put on display with my pumpkin.
I used a cut file from Dreaming Tree. It is called Hoot Owl Lantern. It stands at just under 11 1/2" tall. I used a tea light to light it up, but I think I will get a slightly larger candle for the future (I just didn't have any larger ones that were electric).
I put vellum behind the open grid-work on the body of the owl to soften the light. I also did it because my card stock had a white back and I didn't want that to be seen. I also chose to use a solid card stock for the eyes, rather than vellum. If you were to use a vellum the light would show through the eyes as well.
I added pop-dots to the undersides of the wings and then curled them for dimension. I added a lot of gems and sparkly enamel dots as well. I also used some Liquid Pearls for more detail.