It’s no secret that we are obessed with owls. We jump at any chance to make owl crafts. Since they are often associated with Fall, we decided to make a beautiful Fall watercolor painting featuring these adorable birds. Have you tried the technique that uses black glue and watercolors? Read on to see how to make an Autumn owl black glue art project with your little ones. I have also included an owl template that you may download and use.
Autumn Owl Black Glue Art
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- Black Glue – Mix black paint with white glue.
- White Cardstock or Watercolor Paper
- Printer – We love this HP Envy7640 All-in-one Printer.
How to make the Fall Owl Art Project:
After making your black glue (we used out leftover paint from this black glue Mermaid craft), print the owl template.
Use the black glue to outline image, covering over all the black lines. Set aside to dry.
*Tip: To avoid runny glue and too thick glue lines, only open the cap part way.
Once dry, it’s time to watercolor! Using fall colors, paint your art project. I left details off of the owl’s tummy so it could be open to any style you may wish to paint. You could do the traditional wavy lines or u-shapes, as well as things like hearts and curly-cues. It’s neat to watch the watercolors bleed together and form new colors. When the paintings are finished, let them dry awhile.
Then it’s time to admire all the owl art projects!
The use of black glue gives the painting a 3D texture. It also easily resists the paints, which can be seen better in this fun watercolor-glue resist art we did a few years ago.
Stop back later this week too see more Fall themed watercolor paintings like this Autumn owl black glue art project!