Tuesday, October 28, 2014

MFP blog hop day one- OWLS

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When I saw the little owl, I knew I wanted to make a bookmark. I watercolored my owl to try and make the look of feathers. The background of my bookmark was made using faux barn board technique. I embossed it with my script folder and cuttlebug. I added gold paint over the raised areas. I also added copper inka gold with a  stencil

Here's the Design Team:

Come back tomorrow for more creativity.


  1. Wow!! I love the gorgeous background and watercolored owl on this bookmark. Wonderful design and effect!

  2. Love the sparkle on your bookmark - very nice

  3. Some very cool techniques on this book mark Marilynn. I love the color you did the owl too. Well done! Hugz

  4. Very nice bookmark, MariLynn. Lots of nice texture on a very small canvas.

  5. This is an awesome bookmark! You achieved the look of feathers with your water coloring. Awesome!

  6. I like how you did your background it turned out really nice.
    Very nice bookmark with your Owl stamp...well done

  7. Such a sweet bookmark! Very creative on all of it!

  8. Marilynn,
    Very pretty bookmark - and you did a great job on his feathers and the BG is awesome.

  9. Love your watercolored owl and the background is gorgeous. Hugz

  10. What a fun way to color your owl. The feather effect is really great!

  11. Your bookmark is very pretty! Love the techniques you used.

  12. A very cute bookmark. Love the colors.

  13. What a fantastic job you did on watercoloring your owl! It looks fabulous!

  14. wonderful bookmark. I like the background technique.

  15. A stunning creation with a new release, love the raised and gold paint BG, really popped up the image!!!

  16. Fabulous background and wonderful watercoloring on the owl for the feathers!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  17. I love the colours and textures! Brilliant!

  18. Amazing how you made this owl look- just terrific!