Hand Painted Owl Bauble
(This post is part of my Frosty Festivities 2014 Blog Event – see the beginning HERE!)
We have quite a collection of baubles (tree ornaments) in this household, and I’ll admit it’s my fault. I can’t resist a pretty bauble! We’re going to need two trees soon if we want to display them all! So I might have to gift this one to my sister-in-law, if I can bear to part with it…
She likes owls almost as much as I do, so at least I’d know it was going to a good home!
Want to paint a bauble too? It’s not too complicated, but here’s some step-by-step photos if you want a little guidance…
Step 1: Buy a bauble! An opaque one works best if you want to see your design clearly. This one has a slight iridescent effect which gives an extra layer of shine:
Step 2: Draw a sketch or find a picture of what you’d like to paint on your bauble:
Step 3: Paint the silhouette of your owl and branch using white acrylic paint:
Step 4: Paint the owl a light brown colour:
Step 5: Paint a darker brown on the wings and add shading around the ears and face, then paint an even darker brown on the branch:
Step 6: Paint a red hat and scarf on:
Step 7: Add large white eyes, white fluff on the edges of the hat and scarf, and white highlights on the ears and wings:
Step 8: Add small black pupils, and a yellow beak and feet:
That’s it, now you can hang it on your tree for Christmas! If you are giving it as a gift you could also paint on a name or the year, to give it extra personalisation!
Add a hat and scarf to a character on a card, layout, or other project
Alter a shop-bought bauble / ornament
Paint a swirly branch
Would you paint an owl on your bauble or would you paint something else? A deer, a snowman, a gingerbread house?
I’ll see you again in one hour for the last post of the day!