Thursday, October 9, 2014

Owl Always

Hi everyone I'm having beautiful weather but alas the rain is suppose to come next week. I took some time to flip through a book I checked out of the library about creating decorative papers. One of the first examples was a photo printed on photo paper and then oil pastels and water was used to give it a watercolor look. That got me to thinking if I could color a portion of a photo that way. Well the cleaning and organizing fairy has not shown up and alas my oil pastels have gone AWOL I. I decided to try gelatos. It was a good thing I printed out two copies as the first time my brush was too wet and it was a mess. Here is the card I came up with.
The background is a photo I took while camping. I was in a hammock looking up through the trees. Since I decided my owl probably would not be out during the day I decided to turn the sky into sunset. I love how the gelatos are transparent so that the details of the trees shows through.

The owl is the same image I used on my altered card. I cut the tree off the image where the bat was hanging and flipped him so he is facing the other way. I used glaze pens for the beak and claws. Then once again I used Dimensional Magic for the eyes. I love the dimension it gives. I don't remember who showed me this trick but I used my tape runner to adhere the lower part and a foam dot for the head.

I copied the owl with the moon and then sized him large enough so I could crop the moon portion into a circle shape. I didn't clean the brush well enough from applying the gelatos on the photo when I went to paint Champagne color on the moon I got some of that color. I love though how it looks. The moon is pop dotted. I think I've mentioned before that I hold stock in the company that makes those adhesive foam squares and circles. LOL!

Since I don't have a sentiment stamp with this sentiment. As well as I'm too lazy to piece together cut out letters I used my Brothers Label machine. After I printed out the sentiment I brushed matte Glazon over the tape to cut down on the shine and make the label more transparent.

I must confess that I haven't been mailing cards out the last couple of months. I was mailing out three or four cards a month for no reason at all to people. I hope the person who gets this card will like it.

I'm off to look more through the library books. Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again!

1 comment:

  1. Oh la la, I really like this card. Your background is amazing. The owl is just perfect.


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