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Here are the details.
1. The background is done on heavy watercolor paper with Distress Stains. I just love these bottles of color and usually reach for them first when I start doing a background. To make it look more spattered I took a paint brush and threw clear water at the page and let it set for a few seconds then blotted it up with a paper towel. (The background color needs to be dry first.)
2. The owl is made of various die cut parts and punched pieces from the huge collection that I have of both. The edge of the page is also an over the edge die cut by Tim Holtz. I added the glasses to him at the last moment so that he would blend better with all the previous pages that had eyeglasses on them. (It is simply made of some 20 gauge gold wire.)