Today’s sketch literally “talked turkey,” to me, probably because I was taking some time out from craft boutique items to make Thanksgiving cards for family. While I have made a punch art turkey before, using the Owl Builder (SU) and the Ornament (SU) punches, I was intrigued by my newest die, Bigz Autum Accents (SU). Having made previous turkeys using a scallop punch for the tail feathers, I just wasn’t satisfied with the look. I can now say; “I am satisfied with the look.”
The maple leaves from the die made perfect tail feathers. Not only do they look good, they certainly say “Autumn!”
This as you can see is a politically correct turkey, who tries to cover all his bases by representing fall, as well as the Pilgrim and American Indian heritages with his hat and feather. I just love the little bits of symbolism. Who knows, he may be in the running for that “Presidential Pardon.”
The sketch called for 1″ x 1.75″ accent squares. I cheated a bit by cutting the 5″ x 3.75″ background piece, turning it over, and marking one horizontal measure line at 1.75″ and 4 vertical cuts of 1 ” apart. I then took a piece of DSP cut 1.75″ by 5″ and wove it through the background paper. Easier for me than trying to line up little cuts of paper. I then adhered the flaps of paper to each other.
Turkey: Ornament Punch for head and tip of beak, Owl Punch for body and eyes, heart punch for waddle, oval punch for hat brim and to shape top of hat and had band. The feather was hand cut and embellished with a black gem. The tail feathers are four maple shaped leaves from the Autumn Accents die (SU). I further embellished with a button tied with twine, and crocheted ribbon. The nose holes were marked with a black pen.