Thursday, February 21, 2019

Owl Friends - Get Well Card Tutorial

Hello Friends,

This charming pair of innocent owls seemed the perfect choice for a get well card.  So I painted them with unexpected cheerful and bright colors.  Their cute little faces got even cuter when colored lilac and teal and definitely will be a pick-me-up for the recipient.  Let's get going and I'll lead you through the simple process for this quick card. 

(TIP: When planning a card, select the pattern paper first and then color your image to match it. It is always more difficult to color an image and then search your stash to find something that coordinates.)

1.  Stamp the pair of owls onto white card stock with black permanent ink.
2.  Use watercolor paints to fill in the owls. After thoroughly dry, use a black colored pencil to add shading to the claws & branches.

3.  Use a black marker to color the owls' pupils.  Then apply Glossy Accents clear varnish to the owls' eyes and set aside to dry.

4.  Cut a piece of patterned paper 1/4" smaller than the card base and attach it leaving a narrow border.

5. Matte the owl pair with teal card stock and attach to the upper portion of the card using dimensional foam tape.

6. Add a sentiment to a strip of teal card stock, cut the end flag style, and adhere to the lower right edge of the card.

A Closer Look:

BPM Stamps:

Whimsical Owl Pair sitting on a branch Line Art Rubber stamp Rick St Dennis

Other Supplies:
  • black ink pad
  • watercolor paints
  • black marker
  • glossy varnish
  • pattern paper & teal card stock
  • sentiment sticker
  • card base (5x7")

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  1. Oh my goodness Karen!!! This is just the cutest card ever!!! Those owls are adorable!

  2. Your coloring is absolutely superb! Fantastic job!


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