Friday, September 16, 2016

Owl Wisdom and Helmar

This is a recent Art journal page that I had fun making for the Helmar Creative Team.

I painted my background just using a spatula. I just spread random colours of my favourite DecoArt paints over the pages. I added some stamping with a Prima stamp, newspaper print. Then in one of the same colours as the background I used the reverse chicken wire stencil to just give it some interest. 

I drew the owl on some book paper in pencil that I had added a layer of Gesso and paint to. I spread the Helmar Decoupage and craft paste to the page and then on the back of the owl to glue him on the page. I did this to the hearts too just drew them on the painted paper cut them out and added them to the dangles on the left page.   

I doodled around the owl going around him a few times and added some squiggles

I like to add dangles here and there to my pages. I added the quote in the middle as we all know that owls are very wise. This little owl started out on one of my index cards he was also on one of my Bookmarks a few weeks ago. I so enjoyed painting him that I thought he needed his own art journal page. Think he might have to go on a canvas next.

Hope I have inspired you to get out some book paper and a pencil. Draw some of your own little characters and add them to your next art journal page with Helmar Decoupage and craft paste.

I go into more detail with a list of everything I used over on the Helmar Creative Team page.

Linking this up with Paint Party Friday. Hi everyone.

Have a great day
Sandy :)


  1. Love your owl and the beautiful journal page and quote. Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

  2. Nice to meet your owl friend ☺
    Fun and well done Journal spread.
    Have a wonderful weekend ♥

  3. This brings a smile to my face and starts my day happy! I love, love, love the background. And the cute owl is just perfect in his spot on the page. Happy PPF!

  4. Beautiful spread! I just realized I have never painted across 2 pages like this, great effect!

  5. A fantastic spread! I am thrilled about it!
    Happy PPF Sandy!

  6. a delightful whimsical journal spread. Love the dangles! Happy PPF!

  7. Loving your pages!
    Have a lovely weekend!

  8. Gorgeous journal pages, such great colours

  9. This is a very delightful owl and I love the background.

  10. Fabulous journal page...just love the colours and adorable whimsical owl!

    Hugs Giggles

  11. This is cool, great color combination, cute lines.
    Hope you have a creative week!

  12. Love your owl and all the little detail you added to the page!

  13. The owl is charming! And yes, this did inspire me to create color in my journal.


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