Friday, October 31, 2014


One of my favorite new Stampendous stamps this year is the PenPattern Owl.  I have a thing for owls and I'm so pleased that they have become popular again in the design world.  There's just something about the big round eyes that I can't resist!

This is what I used to create this canvas:

P230 PenPattern Owl
Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
Solar White Classic Crest™ Cover Stock by Neenah®
Leafless Tree Stencil by Dreamweaver Stencils©
Canvas Board 4×6 by Artist’s Loft™
After Midnight, Slate Grey, & Lemon Zest Dylusion’s™ Sprays
1 3/8″ Circle Punch by EK Success®
Removeable Adhesive by Tombow®
Weathered Wood, Faded Jeans, Stormy Sky, Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Aged Mahogany, Worn Lipstick, Barn Door, Fired Brick, Victorian Velvet, Spun Sugar, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters, Wild Honey, Vintage Photo, Tea Dye, Dried Marigold, Tattered Rose, Rusty Hinge, Spiced Marmalade, Chipped Sapphire, Dusty Concord, Milled Lavender, Mustard Seed, Scattered Straw, & Black Soot Distress Markers™ by Ranger®
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives®
Cosmetic Sponge
This is what I did to create this canvas:
  • Stamp image onto canvas and onto paper.
  • Cut out stamped image on paper to create a mask.
  • Punch circle to create a mask for the moon.
  • Add removable adhesive to both masks and place owl mask over owl and circle mask in upper right corner of canvas.
  • Spritz on blue and gray sprays and mix with fingertips onto canvas, heat with heat gun to dry.
  • Remove mask for moon and dip a q-tip in yellow spray and apply to canvas, be sure to slightly extend into blue/gray to create a halo around the moon.
  • Place stencil on left side of canvas and, using a cosmetic sponge, stencil tree branches onto canvas, repeat the process for the right side of the canvas but move the stencil down a little lower.
  • Remove mask for owl and draw a “branch” on left side of canvas extending off the edge so image isn’t floating.
  • Color image with markers

Happy Who-lloween!  Thanks for stopping by today and I'll see you again soon!  Have a blessed day!



  1. What a gorgeous owl, lovely canvas Lea x

    1. Thank you, Nikki! It was so easy to do, fun too!

  2. Fantastic art piece Lea. The sky and trees turned out amazing and the PenPattern Owl is beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing this week!

  3. Hi Lea! :) I love your canvas and this wonderful owl stamp, so beautiful like that on this make!!! I didn't know you before though we have chatted a bit on FB.. :D (I remember your feelings about pencils). I see that you are in the Stampendous team, that's a great one! :D Thanks for following me via Networkedblogs, I'm going to find the way to become also your follower! Hugs, Coco

  4. LOVELOVELOVE your canvas!! Great colors and I LOVE the background! TFS!

  5. Love your canvas! I really appreciate learning how you created that spooky moon! Thanks

  6. I love the idea of using a canvas for this pretty owl.

  7. I love your owl canvas. I love the colors you chose for the owl, and I love the eerie looking night sky. Come stamp with me and show me how you did it the next time you are in Salisbury.

    1. Edie, next time I'm coming that way, I'll let you know. We'll see if we can work something out, that would be fun! So glad you liked it!


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