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Elements of Art: Texture Owl

Adding elements of art (texture) to a project can be as simple as crumpling up an old phone book page, painting it and drawing on top.

Elements of Art Texture

This technique could be applied to any art that might benefit from a few bumps and wrinkles.

  • Multimedia paper
  • Old phone book
  • Glue stick
  • White acrylic paint
  • Black Sharpie marker
  • Crayons
  1. Tear out a page from a phone book. Use a ruler to make torn edges on all four sides.
  2. Crumple the page, smooth it out, and use a glue stick to glue it firmly to a larger sheet of drawing paper.
  3. Paint over the phone book page with white acrylic paint. The paint should be spread thin and/or watered down so that some of the text on the phone book paper shows through when finished. Let dry.
  4. Follow my “How to Draw an Owl” post. Trace with a Sharpie marker.
  5. Color in the owl and branch with crayons. The more pressure and color, the better.
  6. Color in the background. A softly colored edge around the entire picture can be a nice touch.

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