Monday, 20 June 2016

Oscar Owl

Morning. When I first got Leonie's new Dies, I cut them all out to look at what I could make that would be a little different. I always look to see if there is anything unusual that springs to mind. This little project sprung to mind as soon as I saw the die cut's and how they were arranged. Please do take a look at the Launch shows on Hochanda, you can find them via the TV Schedule and they are available for a couple of weeks, you might just catch them if you hurry.


For this project, I started by making my background. I took a piece of Watercolour Board and sprinkled some Paperartsy Infusions onto my piece. I used Blacknight and Violet Storms. The Infusions are pigment powders and give some wonderful effects, they are brilliant for backgrounds. I then spritzed with plenty of water to get the effect I was looking for.


Taking a sheet of double sided pearl black card, I die cut the Folk Heart 'Sensational Swirl'. The die cut formed the main body of 'Oscar' and I used the waste to create the eyes, eyebrows and talons. I used Cosmic Shimmer Gilding Paste from Creative Expressions to add colour to these extra pieces, Ocean Teal for the eyes and Purple Twilight for the eyebrows.


I found a really aged piece of twig to form the branch for him to sit on. I added some extra texture to it using some white gesso mixed with a little sand and glued it to my background board with Cosmic Shimmer Glue. Then I assembled my finished piece also using Cosmic Shimmer from Creative Expressions.


Another fun piece made with Leonie's wonderful Dies. I really hope you have enjoyed today's project and the step by step I have shared. Thank you so much for visiting today and I hope that you will be back again soon. Take care and have a good day.xxx

11 comments:

  1. I saw an owl too as soon as this die was shown. Fun card with another great background.
    Thank you for sharing. Nicola x

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    1. Thank you Nicola, I love to look at a die and see what else you can make from it. A really fun project to make. Thank you again xx

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  2. Oh wow Nick I love Oscar. I love looking from other shapes in my dies it is surprising what you find. The background is fantastic as is the branch
    Hugs Janet xxx

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  3. Oh wow Nick I love Oscar. I love looking from other shapes in my dies it is surprising what you find. The background is fantastic as is the branch
    Hugs Janet xxx

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    1. Oscar was such fun to make I am so pleased you like him too Janet. Thank you so much xx

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  4. Cute owl Nick! Love the use of the natural materials too, Jane :) X

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    1. Thank you Jane. He was great fun to make and it was just luck to find the perfect branch xx

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  5. This is gorgeous Nick. I love owls. Perhaps I could use this die after all. Thank you for sharing

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    1. I am sure you could use it, especially with all the other goodies to come that will mix and match xx Keep your eyes peeled.xx

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