I took a heavyweight piece of watercolour paper, it really is the best surface for these pens. I used a 3 sizes of lids to create the eye circles, and then freehanded the curved lines of the body. These are very simple shapes but if you are concerned about them then use a French Curve to get a neat line.
I filled in the whole of the owl with 'letters' using a childrens chunky alphabet stencil.
I then outlined just the owl, using a LETRASET FINELINER...
Now just have fun colouring in the letters. You can see that I only used upper case, and I overlapped many of them to create depth. I added a few loose letters outside the owl and some simple leaf shapes.
While the ink was drying on the letters I added some interest to the background. I took a honeycomb stamp and scribbled my blue aquamarker over it, then simply stamped with it. To avoid stamping over the letters I laid scraps of paper over them for protection.
I took a slightly darker shade of each colour and used it to outline the letters, I felt this was enough to make them stand out without outlining them all in black, which may have been too harsh.
At this point it needed a little something more, so I added a small scallop pattern to the black lines of the owl, the letters 'outside' the owl and the branch/leaves.
Finally I added a border just using a ruler and the broader aquamarker nib.
So how do you fancy making an ABC owl of your own, I have some markers to give away so that you can do just that.
These are the colours that I am giving away, bright,sunny colours, perfect for summer and to brighten up a child's room.
To win you must do TWO things..
Step One. Add your name to the giveaway link just below here...
Step Two. Go to my post on the Letraset blog and please leave a comment... ON THIS POST...
The winners name will be chosen by random number generator in one weeks time.