Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The Not-So-Scary Halloween Owl Tutorial

Hi everyone, today  I have for you a tutorial to create a not-too-scary Halloween Owl!
Recently, I came across this fun Halloween quote via Pinterest:
A Great Big Owl in a great big tree, 
On a night so dark you could hardly see, 
Was watching the lights in the deep ravine 
Where the witches danced on Halloween.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

It inspired me to alter this chipboard owl I found in the children's craft section at Michaels using the Cinnamon Gelatos® color. Let me show you the steps.


Use Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gel Medium to attach the parts to the owl as shown.


Prime the rather slick surface of the owl with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gesso to receive colors better.


Color the ears, wings and belly with Cinnamon Gelatos®. Blend colors with a slightly wet brush.


Color around the eyes and the feet with Caramel Gelatos®.


Color the body and below the ears black using Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Chalkboard Paint.


Sketch some details on the owl with pencil. Color around the eyes with Gelatos® Iced Coffee.


Accentuate the details with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft PITT Artist pen.


Lay the leaf pattern stencil from the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft 102 Stencil Collection on the owl's belly and apply Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Whipped Spackle with a palette knife. Remove stencil immediately and let the medium dry on the owl.


Add some white specks to the owl's body with gesso and paint brush.


Here's a close-up of my owl.
I hope you enjoyed today's tutorial and this might inspire to create handmade decor this Halloween.

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos® colors: Caramel, Cinnamon, Iced Coffee
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accents: Chalkboard Paint, Gel Medium, Gesso, Whipped Spackle
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft 102 Stencil Collection
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos Tool Set
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Journaling PITT Artist Pens
Others: chipboard owl, paint brushes


jbonomo said...

what a fun little project. Thank you for the tutorial!

Mou Saha said...

Thanks Julie! I'm glad you liked it.

Mou Saha said...

Thanks Julie! I'm glad you liked it.