Pencilled Stencil ~ The Owl by Tracey Fairgrieve


Hello Creative Friends.

It's Thursday again which means it's my turn to share more That's Crafty! Creativity 
with today using the latest Owl Stencil, MDF and a handful of pencils.

Here's what I did

Straight on to the bare MDF I traced through the stencil with pencil, edged around the image 
with a watercolour pencil and used water to activate that colour and create a background.

Drawing a branch for the Owl to perch on, I sketched a Village silhouette scene 
using colour to give light and atmosphere to the sky.

Water resistant pencils are used to create the Owls detail.

I love how the fibres of the board start to break down the heavier 
the pencil is used; it gives such an organic look to the given owl.

Laying the stencil back over the image 3D Gloss Gel Medium is pushed through 
using a palette knife, this not only gives protection to those exposed fibres 
but also gives dimension to the image drawing in the eye.

When left to dry naturally the Gel medium dries completely clear to reveal that Owl.

My Pencilled Stencil Owl is Complete.

Thank you for sharing your time
I look forward to sharing more creativity
with you all very soon.

Take care & Stay Safe

Creative wishes
Tracey xx

Crafty Supplies:
That's Crafty! Surfaces MDF Panel 9 x 4.5
That's Crafty! Owl Stencil TC7020
That's Crafty!  Gloss Gel Medium

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  1. Yes great talent, Tracey,- a fantastic creation, both with the stencil and your masterly colored owl- and his eyes, and the village is beautifully done , too.
    Looks so real, that it takes me wandering to meet this beautiful bird, in my mind !!
    Love how you let the town shine from all its lights in the evening !!
    Yes another master piece, dear friend.
    Hugs, Dorthe, xx

    1. Thank you very much Dorthe, the way the Owl posed gave light to the transformation of what lay in the background. More kind words, I am humbled xx

  2. I am not sure I have the words .... what a stunning picture you have created, the detail is wonderful and I love the village you created in the background, it is very atmospheric. Absolutely superb! Hugs, Anne xx

    1. Awww Anne how lovely to say, it means so much to hear you like it xx

  3. This is absolutely stunning Tracey. You've really brought the owl to life here and it looks so beautiful against your gorgeous background.
    Fliss xx

    1. Thank you Fliss we are so blessed to be able to work with the fabulous tools That's Crafty bring to us xx

  4. Crikey Tracey!!!!!... this is definitely one to frame!!!!! An absolute bloomin masterpiece!!!!!!how the heck you have got that from a stencil is just inspiring.xxxx

    1. Aww Thank you Jane but as i've said before it's the stencil that does all the hard work by giving us the framework to produce the perfect outline.. I just do the colouring in bit hee hee!! Happy dance to see you like it xx

  5. Stunningly artistic piece Tracey, an absolute transformation of the stencil.
    Amanda x

    1. Thank you very much Amanda, Laura is so clever designing those stencils xx

  6. What an amazing Mixed Media painting Tracey! I am in awe of your talent and skillful techniques! WOW!

    1. It's that stencil I tell you... but thank you Susi xx

  7. Tracy this is wonderful and it's not just the stencil, what you do with it and how you add to it that is brilliant!

  8. You are ridiculously talented with those stencils Tracey and I really am in awe of what you create with them!
    Donna xx

    1. So kind Donna Thank you very much. You've brightened a very sleepless night xx

  9. Just fabulous, Tracey!!!!!!!!! Kisses, my friend.

  10. Absolutely stunning detail work with your pencils, Tracey - you have made this gorgeous owl even more magnificent. Brilliantly done - and such a clever idea to seal him by stencilling the gel medium over the top.
    Alison x

    1. Thank you so much Alison, I find pencil work so calming allowing me to switch off completely. The gel medium works a treat keeping the detail just so xx

  11. Beautiful colouring Tracey! xxx


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