"No Place Like Home" A Fresh Coloring Book for the Home Lover

"No Place Like Home" A Fresh Coloring Book for the Home Lover
This Coloring Book was featured in the TV show Make It Artsy.

"Farm Fresh" Printable Coloring Book

"Farm Fresh" Printable Coloring Book

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.