Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Owl collage

Hi everyone. I wanted to share my latest craftiness with you. I was perusing Martha Stewarts website (*gag* I know....) and came across this adorable collage called petite owl. BTW, I'm really into owl and bird designs right now, and so I decided just one petite owl wasn't enough. So I patched together this idea on a canvas I had lying around, and I'm pretty pleased with the result!

I started by painting a light blue background with a stiff, bristle-y brush to get a rough, rustic look, then painted over it again with white. Then I just pieced together the owl families with scrapbooking paper I had, and used white paint and black puff paint for the eyes.

Then I mod podged the whole with several layers, and it gave the paper a really nice, rich glossy look. The stars and moon were a later addition, I didn't like the negative space I was left with, and that was my solution.

You'll have to let me know what you think... I'm planning on hanging it in the new peanut's room, once I get it all sorted out how it's going to look... If I ever get to that point.