Frosty Festivities Christmas & Winter

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…

Hand Painted Owl Bauble at Jennifer Grace Creates

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:

Hand Painted Owl Bauble at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 2: Draw a sketch or find a picture of what you’d like to paint on your bauble:

Hand Painted Owl Bauble at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 3: Paint the silhouette of your owl and branch using white acrylic paint:

Hand Painted Owl Bauble at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 4: Paint the owl a light brown colour:

Hand Painted Owl Bauble at Jennifer Grace Creates

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:

Hand Painted Owl Bauble at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 6: Paint a red hat and scarf on:

Hand Painted Owl Bauble at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 7: Add large white eyes, white fluff on the edges of the hat and scarf, and white highlights on the ears and wings:

Hand Painted Owl Bauble at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 8: Add small black pupils, and a yellow beak and feet:

Hand Painted Owl Bauble at Jennifer Grace Creates

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!

Be Inspired:

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!

Jennifer x

14 thoughts on “Hand Painted Owl Bauble”

  1. You are so clever!!! Drawing is definitely not my thing!! Not even stick people!!! Might be something I could get my grandchildren to do!!

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  2. I am with the others and would not attempt to paint something on an ornament. I can’t draw worth anything. Why ruin a pretty ornament? 🙂 Love your sweet owl, though. I might try decoupaging some stamped design on an ornament sometime…..or even glass etching. That would be more within my skill level!!!
    ❤ J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  3. I’ve covered baubles in things – ribbon, glitter, sequins – but never painted on to one. When they come out of the loft in December I will be sneaking one away in to my studio 🙂

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