Wednesday, February 4, 2015

An Oh So Wise Off The Page Wednesday!

Hello, hello! It's Off the Page Wednesday and boy do we have a fabulous project for you today!

Wise Old Owl by Tracee Provis


Owls are an absolute favourite of mine and the colours that come in the Neutrals packs just reminded of a Wise Old Owl, using a balloon and a leaf shape... Hey Presto my wise owl is born. Of course he needs a perch and I sat him on a bottle that can be filled with wise quotes to inspire your day.


To start I blew up a balloon to the size I wanted my owl to be, after a coat of newspaper and gesso it was ready for me to cover.
 I chose the soft grey Shadow Dot for the main colour of my owl and I added some Khaki Dot for the patch on his tummy, my feathers were created by cutting a simple leaf shape on my cameo and then glueing and layering them all over the balloon form. After this was done I popped the balloon and pulled it back out from the inside.
A wise owl wouldn't be complete without a book for which I used a couple of small pieces of the Dreamers paper from the Rose Café collection, donning his monocle completes the look.


I used this small jar as a perch, the stickable stencils are perfect for surfaces that have a curve to them and I added silver glitter paste to the Brocade stencil to get a sparkly effect on the glass, for more sparkle and glam I added a Licorice Jewel Flourish and the printed my quote onto strips which I then glued on with pop dots.
The lid of the bottle was made with some fimo and I sprayed it with Bronze Glimmer Spray which gives it an aged authentic look.
He is now all ready to sit in my Craftroom and watch over me as I create.

Bo Bunny Supplies:
Cardstock: Licorice Dot, Khaki Dot, Burnt Orange Dot, Shadow Dot, Sugar Dot
Patterned Paper; Dot/Rose Café
Jewel Flourishes; Licorice
Glitter Paste; Silver
Stencils; Brocade
Glimmer Spray; Bronze