Sizzix Tutorial | Spooky Owl Boxes by Leica Forrest

Hello everyone! Leica here to share some fun owls with you for today's Sizzix Tutorial.


The weather is starting to get cooler here in Canada. What does that mean to you??? For me, it is Back to School, Autumn and Halloween! I LOVE Halloween decorating. So why wait?


For the girl owl I wanted to recreate a Day of the Dead mask. I used the Owl Bag Sizzix Bigz XL die by Lori Whitlock. To cut all that is needed in the Big Shot is one Extended Cutting Pad and the Extended Premium Crease Pad. I wanted a spiderweb on the face, so I took the sizzlet and used it as a stencil and used a Colorbox Stylus to apply the ink colour.


Then I rubbed the ink around the edge to define the owl as well.


Ink around the edge of the white of the eye. This will also help it to pop off the background.


For the other eye, I used the Echo Park Flower #3 Sizzix Bigz die.


Start decorating the flower eye. I used Stickles, Liquid Pearls and doodled a bit. I also raised it with 3D Foam Squares to make the eye pop.

Owl #2:" Aaargh, I am a pirate"



For this owl, I used Core'dinations ColorCore Card stock and then sanded it a bit to reveal the inner core. It gives it a distressed look as well that I like.


Let's start layering the owl feathers.  I did put an extra layer on, just for kicks. Adhere one eye on, and use a button for the center.


The top layer I strategically cut so you could read Halloween words.


Now cut a eye patch and and attach over top of a string.


I used enough adhesive around the edge.


Now start folding the edge in and adhere it. The side is notched so that it can bend around the round edge.


If you assemble it like this, it actually is very easy when you go to create the owl. Plus it leaves you with a finished bottom edge.


I may have used more 3D foam squares than required.  I did want it to be strong and pop off the page.  Now stick the front on!

Thanks for checking out these owls!

Enjoy the rest of summer!

Leica Forrest

Sizzix Die Cutting Supplies

Other Supplies Used:

  • 3D Foam Squares
  • String
  • Adhesive
  • Buttons
  • Core'dinations ColorCore Card stock
  • Sanding block
  • Stickles
  • Liquid Pearls
  • Colorbox Stylus

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