Make a mixed media owl and the moon. This is a sponsored post.
I adore retro graphics, especially whimsical ones like this sweet owl flying near a happy moon. I found this adorable image at The Graphics Fairy and downloaded it. It was perfect for this mixed media project!
Supplies used to make the mixed media owl and moon art:
- Derwent Academy Acrylic Paints, 24 pack
- Derwent Academy Heavyweight Acrylic Paper Pad
- Derwent Academy Stretched Canvas
- Derwent Academy Brush Set
- Derwent Academy Paint Palette
- Xyron Creative Station Lite with Permanent Adhesive
- Teresa Collins Mega Runner
- Printed Image
- Various cabochons
Trim the paper to fit in your printer, and print the graphic on the heavyweight acrylic paper. It holds the ink from the printer beautifully!
Fussy cut the image out, and place it on one of the canvases.
Trace around the image with a pencil and remove it from the canvas. Paint the canvas black using the Derwent acrylic paint. Paint slightly over the traced lines where the print will go.
Add yellow stars to the night sky. Start by using the end of the Derwent brush to dot a circle on the canvas. Use the brush end to pull the paint out from the center to create star-like bursts of color.
Use a stencil to trace the letters to spell “Dream Big” onto the printed image. Use Derwent Academy markers to trace over the pencil marks.
Roll the image through the Xyron Creative Station to add permanent adhesive to the back of the print. Luckily the Creative Station can handle paper as wide as 9 inches, so we can turn giant images into stickers with no problem at all. Attach the image to the canvas.
Use the different brushes to enhance the color of the print and to add some depth to the project. I love how much brighter the yellow moon is after I painted over it. The eyes for both characters “pop” more after painting the eyes and adding white dots.
Add as much paint as you like! I like to go around the edges of the fussy cut images, and also play around with shading.
I painted a bow cabochon to make it match better. It was a mint green color that just didn’t go with the project. I used the same color that I had used on the moon’s cheeks so I could get a perfect match. I used my mega runner to attach the paper hat tag, the bow, and the sparkly hearts in the sky. The adhesive is so tough that it will even hold cabochons on canvas!
Isn’t it sweet? I think this mixed media owl and moon would look adorable in a baby’s nursery or in any child’s room. Have fun crafting and creating mixed media art!
This post is sponsored by Derwent Academy and Xyron.