I have always had an affinity for owls. Their beauty and the seemingly peaceful calm they posses is inspiring. I have had an owl journal for years and painted this owl mixed media piece representing Chris and I a few years ago.
Aren’t we cute???
I have come to realize that owls are all the rage right now and you can find them EVERYWHERE!! You would think being such a big fan, I would be loving this, but for some reason, I was not. I guess it made me feel like everyone was going to get overloaded with all of these sacred creatures and then be sick of them, including myself. As humans, we are fickle that is for sure. Then I started thinking, what does it matter? They will always be special to me, haha.
So, I am preparing a few sample mini albums for Molly over at The Village Quire. It is an adorable little shop on Richmond in Westboro with cards and all kinds of adorable things btw. I thought in honour of these amazing birds, I would make an owl one.
I thought the cover was missing something so I added this adorable charm to it.
The base is just a chipboard album I purchased at Micheals.
I first painted all the pages white then covered them with paper using a matte medium (Modge Podge would work as well).
Once they were dry I added some paint to create a bit of texture.
Then it was all about simple embellishments with stamps, card stock and various ribbons. Of course I had to us felt, one of my loves. I also added a little owl with pearl eyes on each page.
Now, it’s your turn to embrace the hibou and go make something. Don’t forget to come back and share it here with me!!