Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Stashbusting September Project #8: Owl Scare You

This was a relatively quick project...the longest thing was waiting for the Mod Podge to dry and I probably never wait as long as I'm supposed to. The minute it's touchable, I'm back messing with it. This started out as something else which I still plan to do so I'm not saying what. But then Karen, the wonderfully sparkly and generous Graphics Fairy ( I think she really does have wings) put this up, and that was that!

I'd already started with this:
Canvas Art Board, Scrapbook Paper
and Mod Podged the paper to the canvas board. It was too "clean" so I stippled some black stamping ink around the edges and then wiped some cream acrylic paint on and off.

Still needed something so I plopped on some gold paint ( I just use my wadded up paper towel from having rinsed my Mod Podge brush).  And it still needed something else, so I went to the Bin o Scraps and added a paper scrap. Then I imported / resized the pic from The Graphics Fairy and printed on to Avery clear label paper. On a BSB ( Before Stash Busting) trip to Michaels ( I'll be back...I promise...wait for me!) I'd picked up a vinyl embellishment on clearance and it screamed at me "pick me..pick me" so I did. I trimmed around the graphic and I was ready to put it all together:

Ready to put it all together but never finished without some bling! So Mr. Owl needed some gold rhinetones for his eyes, and his perch needed some clear ones ( they just don't show up well in the pic) and I had some Magenta Peel offs I added to the corners. Oh and a "BOO" leftover from another project. Thank you Graphics Fairy! 
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20 comments:

Christine said...

It's fabulous...I saw that graphic too-sweet! "Wait for me!" LOL!! Hang in there girl, we're almost there!!

Erin @ Crafts and Sutch said...

I adore owls! I have them all over my house, and I think I need to add another...kind of like this one. :)

So GREAT!

Michelle L. said...

OMG, that is truly lovely. What a cool and unexpected color combination.

Lori said...

Very cool, and fellow clearance aisle shopper, great use of stash. lol! Love the owl, and just a thought, shouldn't it say BOO WHO? hahahahaha

Beverly {Flamingo Toes} said...

Ooh I love it!! That owl is perfect and I love the rhinestones for his eyes!!
Questions - you put your owl on clear label paper - is that because you can't mod podge something you've printed out on regular paper? I'm mod podge ignorant. It's shameful, I know.
:)

Carol, The Answer Is Chocolate said...

To answer Beverly's question, the reason I have fallen in love with printing things on clear label paper is because I like the transparent effect and layering opportunity, but also since I have an inkjet printer, I worry about smudging if I go over the top of the image with the Mod Podge. Hope that makes sense!

Polly said...

How unique!
You've got talent, girl!
-Polly
www.learnandgopollyco.blogspot.com

Unknown said...

So fab. I love that owl!

Unknown said...

So fab. I love that owl!

Jacqueline said...

Love this. It is so fun to see it step by step. I love the Wicked Witch too and when you act in a play it is always the most fun to be the villain.

I collected all of the Disney Villain dolls. They have the most color too.

Netty said...

Just adore this, thank you for showing the stages. x

Tess1960 said...

This is absolutely fabulous. I love it. Now why is it my collages look like stuff put together and yours looks like a painting?!

Loving Leelah Lou said...

This is so cute!I would even have it up as wall art year round. Thanks for sharing!

Melissa said...

I like owls and this turned out sweet.

Doreen said...

BOO-tiful! How ironic that I just got home from a "stroll" through Michael's...hee-hee, and bought quite a few owl items to send to my dd WHO'S sorority mascot is....you guessed it, the ol' wise one! She will get a nice little surprise in the mail next week. Actually, it probably will not be a surprise if she follows your blog also! (Shhh! - don't say a word)

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh this is adorable!!! I love it! I saw a cute challenge called Keep it Simple and this week, the challenge is something with "swirls." It would be so perfect for it!!!
Hugs
xox

Jill Marcott-McCall ~Feathers & Flight~ said...

Congratulations for being Featured on Brag Monday!
Your Owl is Wonderful! I Love your Work!
Have a Wonderful Week!
Jill

Thespa McLaughlin said...

Good job! Love that owl!

Unknown said...

He looks fabulous!!! I love that you used the darker version with the black eyes and then added the rhinestones, such a clever idea!! I'm glad you liked your feature, I usually try to leave a comment the night before to forewarn people, but I didn't get to it until this morning!
Thanks so much for linking another one up to Brag Monday.

SewPaperPaint said...

I LOVE owls! I love this piece!