This week was Carnival Holiday and my nephew stayed with me the whole week. We did some fun stuff. We went to the movies, to a museum, played games and we painted!

We wanted to try bubble painting, like shown in this video:

For some reason it didn’t work out and we just started painting normally.

I have to admit that my nephew wasn’t too creative and I didn’t want to help him generate ideas because I wanted it to be totally his own creation. Eventually he decided he wanted to paint a piraña. I told him to draw it first with a pencil and when he didn’t know how to draw the fins he just used google.

He also made a second painting. This time he chose to paint his chicken, called Gertrude.

Meanwhile I painted an owl. Remember the finoil owl I made? I liked the little owl so much, I decided to paint it. I started by drawing the owl on the canvas. I used seven colors. I mixed red and white to get two kinds of pink. For the nose and the circles around the eyes I used light brown, orange and white. For the branch I mixed light brown and white and for the colors at the back I used a combination of blue with white, green, yellow with white, and red with dark blue.

You can see the result below, what do you think?

Lots of love,


Little owl with foil


I tried out something new. It’s a little owl on a canvas with foil. I’m not completely happy with the result, but it’s not that bad either. The reason I’m not super enthusiastic is because I think the owl doesn’t ‘pop out’ enough.

But if you want to give it a shot, here’s what you need:
– A canvas
– Foil
– A pencil
– A tube of glue
– A glue stick
– Paper towel
– Cotton swabs
– Shoe polish and a sponge
DSC03634The first step is to draw something on your canvas. First my thoughts were going to a butterfly but I saw an example with an owl and I really liked it. So I decided to draw an owl. Since my drawing skills aren’t overdeveloped I searched for owl drawings and kind of copied one.
Here’s the original and the one I drew:

Next, use the tube of glue to go over the lines of your drawing and let it dry for a night.


When the lines are dry, apply glue with the stick to the canvas, and put a piece of foil over it. Apply it with a paper towel, so you don’t break the foil. Wrap the foil around the canvas at the back of it. Next, go over the foil with a cotton swab. Begin near the lines so they really ‘come out’.

Then I used a dull pencil to go around the lines and draw some patterns. Well, some patterns.. because of a lack of inspiration I just drew circles.

The next step is to apply shoe polish with a sponge all over the foil, so the polish goes into the drawn lines. Then, wipe it off again with a paper towel and let it dry.

And it’s ready. Now, the reason I’m not that happy is because the circles I drew take in too much space in comparison with the owl. And I also think the glue I used for the lines wasn’t thick enough. Maybe I should have applied a second layer of glue… I’m not sure. Well, it’s not that bad for a first try, is it? What do you think?

Lots of love,