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Owl on Oak ATC: Day 5 of 31 Days of Halloween

Greetings and Salutations! It's Day 5 of the Smeared & Smudged 31 Days of Halloween. Today, I am double posting with the Dreamweaver Stencils Blog, so I decided to use the same stencil, 2 different ways.

I used the regal Owl on Oak stencil. I made this in a pretty traditional way...with a stencil brush and some great inks. I used Versa Mark inks from Imagine Crafts (Tsukineko). But another important element to making this ATC was the Picasso Stencil. The Picasso is an absolute must if you want to get involved with stenciling. It's a brilliant little tool that masks, makes shapes, and I persoanlly use mine more than half the time that I stencil. See my clouds? Made with the Picasso. See how the colors of the branches didn't bleed into the owl and vice versa? Picasso. You need it!

I used a clear embossing powder on the owl and the branches before I made my clouds. The embossing powder acts s a resist, so the cloud coloring doesn't go onto those pre-colored areas.

My "boo" sentiment is from the Smeared Ink Creepy Lil Grumpies set. Now...I was asked about my winnings from last year, and if I would share a pic. This was taken right after I got my big 'ole box of goodies. Can I just say I wear the clothes ALL the time? The pants are just for homw...but the shirts I wear out all the time.

What a haul!! But now I will bid you adieu. Head on off to the rest of the Wicked Bloggers, all listed in my side bar. Thanks for stopping by. Have a creep-tastic day!


Pam Hornschu said…
Love the cloudy background with the owl!
Mornin' Alison
Gorgeous owl image with the glossy leaves and brilliant clouds.
The Nanny x
Unknown said…
I love everything the embossing powder does for the card it really brings out the stencil and everything else Bravo
Sarah said…
Thanks for showing a different angle to your project - it really ups the awesomeness of that owl!
maureenjscott said…
WOW!!! Love your ATC! That owl stencil is fab and I love the background... will have to investigate this 'picasso' you speak of!! And loving the pic of you with your haul... a girl can dream! :) xxx
My Side of Oz said…
First stenciling project I have seen, I think. This is terrific! And I love embossing...gotta get a heat gun! That brush sounds like a must have for me too! Really great project to get someone into stenciling!
DonnaMundinger said…
Never heard of a picasso, but if that's what you used, I need one! LOL Fabulous stenciling! That cloud background is AMAZING and the I love the shiny embossing of that gorgeous owl. WOW! xxD P.S. You look so cute with all your goodies!
Laura S Reading said…
Fabulous haul from last year and you model it so weel.
I am also envious of those bookcases.

I have not tried stenciling.
I love the look of the clouds
and the owl's metallic looking wings.
Alison said…
Hi Nan! I've had a few stenciled projects before for this month & the Dreamweaver Stencils blog (which is one of the stops in 31 Days) is all about stenciling. That's where my stencils are all from. :) Enjoy!
valscraftings said…
Wonderful background and stencil project!
TangledBlueRose said…
Love your stencil super-ablity! Gorgeous! I have no clue about the Picasso, but thanks for the linky to learn. Thaks for sharing and showing your haul, so many cool things there!~kim
Steph said…
Wonderful ATC! Love the scene. That Picasso Stencil looks like a handy tool, will have to add to my wish list :)
KC said…
you are so cute! and this card is AWESOME! I love it!!
Julia said…
Love Owl ATC. Thanks for sharing the info on the Picasso Stencil, will look this up.
You did get a great haul last year.
Absolutely love your Owl card! Hadn't heard of this Picasso thing, off to investigate! LOVE seeing you with your monster haul NICE!!!!
Dog-Ma said…
Love the owl ATC and thanks for sharing your winnings from last year.
Unknown said…
Beautiful ATC! I just bought some clear embossing powder and have been meaning to give it a try. Thanks for the inspiration!
Unknown said…
Love those clouds! Great use of the stencils and thanks for the tip about the embossing powder!
Susan Renshaw said…
Brilliant ATC! Great image and superb stencilling and embossing!
Great ATC. love that you showed us both ways that you used the stencil.
Christine Kiehl said…
Very cool OWL stencil. I was not familiar with the other until your post! Thank you for including the pic with your big 'ole box of goodies from last year! Your smile says it all!

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