In celebration of the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, I have created several mixed media and hand-lettered art tutorials based on a few of my favorite quotes.
Let’s start out this series with a quick and easy art piece inspired by Professor Snape’s enduring love for Lily. (Because Snape is my absolute favorite character, with Bellatrix LeStrange coming in second. Um, yes, I was sorted into Slytherin House…but I don’t know why…and I digress…but did you see how I “forced” my kids to dress for the midnight showing of Deathly Hallows, Part B?…and I digress again…)
This project is so simple that it only requires three items and two steps (unless you use the template to trace the pattern on, which would add only one more step).
- black cardstock (or construction paper)
- white charcoal pencil or chalk
- white Sharpie (water based) or gel pen
Step One: Using your charcoal pencil (or chalk), sketch an outline of a doe at the top of your paper and the word “Always” in cursive beneath. (I have included a PDF template if you’d rather use it.)
Step Two: Color in the outlines with your Sharpie or gel pen. Once the white ink dries, carefully erase any stray charcoal/chalk marks.
Note: If you get a bit carried away or out of line with your white pen, simply take a black pen to make the needed corrections.
Obviously, you can use this technique with a different patronus and/or a different word or quote. Have fun with it and make it your own!
If you’d like, cut it down to 8×10 inches and pop it into a white frame. It will make a beautiful work of art to hang on your walls or to gift to your favorite Harry Potter fan.
I’d love to see your completed project(s)! If you’d like them posted to our student art gallery, then email the pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come back tomorrow as we get our hands all sticky with some mixed media fun!
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Alisha Gratehouse is an artist, art instructor, minister’s wife, and homeschooling mom of three. Her days are filled with creating, painting, writing, drinking lots of tea, laughing with (and at) her family, and spontaneously bursting forth into song. Alisha is the author of several books including, A Life That Flourishes.