Hello Beautiful Jewelry Station Featuring Lime Green Gelatos
DIY Fall Earrings

The Not-So-Scary Halloween Owl

FCDMC_October2016_Tutorial1_CinnamonOwl_MouS

Hi everyone, Mou from Color Happy Creations here today with a tutorial to create a not-too-scary Halloween Owl!

Recently, I came across this fun Halloween quote on 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."                                                                                                                                                                         

FCDMC_October2016_Tutorial1_CinnamonOwl_Step1_MouS

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

FCDMC_October2016_Tutorial1_CinnamonOwl_Step2_MouS

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

FCDMC_October2016_Tutorial1_CinnamonOwl_Step3_MouS

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

FCDMC_October2016_Tutorial1_CinnamonOwl_Step4_MouS

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

FCDMC_October2016_Tutorial1_CinnamonOwl_Step5_MouS

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

FCDMC_October2016_Tutorial1_CinnamonOwl_Step6_MouS

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

FCDMC_October2016_Tutorial1_CinnamonOwl_Step7_MouS

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

FCDMC_October2016_Tutorial1_CinnamonOwl_Step8_MouS

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

FCDMC_October2016_Tutorial1_CinnamonOwl_Step9_MouS

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.

FCDMC_October2016_Tutorial1_CinnamonOwl_Step10_MouS

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

FCDMC_October2016_Tutorial1_CinnamonOwl_Step11_MouS

Here's a close-up of my owl.

I hope you enjoyed today's tutorial and that this project inspires you to create handmade decor′ this Halloween.

Supplies:

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

FCDMC_Footer_New

Save

Save

Save

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Jean Marmo

So very cute!!

Mou Saha

Thanks Jean!

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)