Owl Soda Can Pencil Holder


Products Used
  • SC-14 Java Bean
  • SC-15 Tuxedo
  • SC-16 Cotton Tail
  • SC-51 Poo Bear
  • SC-75 Orange - A-Peel
  • SC-94 Curry Around
  • S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing
Decorating Accessories
  • CB-106 - #6 Script Liner
  • CB-110 - #10/0 Liner
  • CB-202 - #2 Detail Liner
  • CB-602 - #2 Soft Fan
  • BT-910 - Synthetic Sponges
owl pencil holder
Additional Materials
Project Info
  • Designer: Marcia Roullard
  • Skill Level: Basic
  • Time: 2 hours


Owl Soda Can Pencil Holder

  1. See instruction on creating a slab.  You'll need a piece for the main cylinder (to fit the size of the soda can selected), 5" x 5" piece for the wings, a circular piece at least ⅛" wider than the cylinder for the cylinder bottom, and a 3" x 3" piece for creating eyes
  2. Trace the wing pattern on the 5" x 5" piece and cut out.
  3. Wrap the clay around the soda can. Carve the top of the cylinder to resemble the owl's head and ears.
  4. For the eyes, cut 1½” circles from ¼” clay using circle template; smooth the edges then score and slip to the cylinder. Score the eyelid with a dull pencil.
  5. Make a beak out a small piece of clay and slip attach to the owl between the eyes.
  6. Using a pencil to create "ridges" on the the chest area. Add feather shapes to the chest and the wings.
  7. Score and slip attach the wings. Allow to dry.
  8. Bisque Fire to shelf cone 05/06.


Painting the Owl Pencil Holder.

  1. Using a CB-106 # 6 Script Liner, apply a wash of SC-94 Curry Around to the wings and chest. Wipe back with a damp sponge.
  2. Using a CB-602 #2 Soft Fan, apply 3 coats of SC-94 Curry Around to the body and eyelids of the owl.
  3. Using a CB-202 #2 Detail Liner, apply 3 coats of SC-16 Cotton Tail to the eye area. Apply 3 coats of SC-51 Poo Bear to the iris of the eye and the beak. Float the iris with SC-75 Orange-A-Peel. Apply 2 coats of SC-15 Tuxedo to the pupil and a dot of SC-16 Cotton Tail for a highlight.
  4. Using a CB-106 # 6 Script Liner, float some SC-14 Java Bean on the chest, wings and around the eyes.
  5. Using a CB-602 #2 Soft Fan, apply 3 coats of SC-14 Java Bean to the inside of the pencil holder. Allow to dry.
  6. Apply Clear Glaze of Choice. Allow to dry.
  7. Stilt and fire to shelf cone 05/06.

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