Well, Christmas is over and I am done playing with my holiday images. Let's start with This wonderful little owl by Stampendous. I have to admit I've never been a big owl fan. Seriously, anything that can turn its head all the way around freaks me out a bit. But, this little gentlemen is so sweet and versatile. I've combined him with a few stamps to create a framed art piece.
I first stamped the Steampunk Owl with archival ink in black. Then the smaller pine bushes from Pinecone Boughs also in archival black. I flash dried it with my heat gun and then embossed the large pine needles with detailed gold. Don't worry about going over the top of your already stamped images, you'll want to give your project dimension. I used distressed inks to chalk in the color. Chalking with distress inks is a quick way to color an image...it does take practice :) The red flowers I embossed with detail gold and smushed them a lot to break the fibers down and distress them. Now comes adding all the goodies!
Thanks for visiting today!
see you next time -Rhea