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Creating Cards for those in your community, neighbourhood or further afield to spread joy on Valentine's Day

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Here at Howling Talent, we are driven to do our part in making the world a better place by creating activities that empower individuals and communities. We strive to build productive relationships and make a positive impact with all of our pursuits. Are you ready to join us and create real transformation in the lives of many?
This event welcomes ALL animals…the talented animal painter, as well as the beginner animal painter. If your animal uses their snout or their paws/hoofs or they hold a brush in their mouths, we encourage you all to use your imagination and creative know-how and engage your beloved animal/pet to create an original Valentine’s Day Card to be given or sent to someone in your local area or overseas to brighten their day and make them feel valued and appreciated.
When your card/s are ready take a photograph of it and email it to us for our gallery below with the first name only of the recipient and why you chose them.

If you deliver the card in person and they agree, why not send us a photograph of them receiving the card.

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The Art of 'Lick Painting'

What is
"Lick Painting" uses Peanut Butter or any other edible spread your artist enjoys and a Ziploc bag.  A dog or cat is the best animal to use for this type of painting however any spread-loving pet will take advantage of sampling their favourite spread.

Drips of paint are dabbed on the canvas/paper and the canvas/paper is placed in a plastic Ziploc bag covered with peanut butter on one side.  As your pet licks off the peanut butter, they are moving the paint around on the canvas or paper thus creating a painting.  The “Lick Painting” method of creating is suitable for all levels. Your animal doesn’t need to be artistic to create a beautiful card using this method of creating. It’s quick and easy to do and you don’t need a lot of supplies.

  • Thick watercolor paper of blank watercolor pre-made card
  • Acrylic non-toxic paints (3-4 colors plus white and black)
  • All natural or organic Peanut butter
  • Gallon size Ziploc plastic bags (or any store-bought sealed plastic bags
Hoof/Claw or Alternative Painting
Follow the instructions but instead of placing spread on the bag simply allow your animal to walk over the bag.
  1. Prep your canvas or watercolor paper card by squeezing some non-toxic paint onto the surface. Don’t add a lot of paint, it will spread with a minimal amount of paint. You can apply the paint in lines, dots, swirls, or any shape you’d like. By adding a light and dark color you’ll be creating a card with contrast. So don’t be afraid to add some white and black or navy blue.
  2. Apply peanut butter/spread to your gallon plastic bag on one side only.  Make sure you do this while the bag is empty otherwise, you’ll be smearing the paint around yourself.
  3. Place the canvas or watercolor paper card in the Ziploc plastic bag and seal it. Make sure the paint stays in the bag and does not run outside. You don’t want your animal to accidently lick the paint (even though the paint is non-toxic).
  4. Let your animal lick! This step is the most exciting! Place the bag on the floor and let your pet lick away the peanut butter/spread. It’s important during this step that you supervise. By supervising your animal, you’ll be making sure that they don’t bite or rip into the plastic bag and lick up some of the paint up by accident.
  5. When all the peanut butter/spread is licked off the top of the Ziploc plastic bag, take the bag away from your animal. Open the bag and carefully remove the canvas/watercolor paper from the Ziploc plastic bag. Allow the canvas or watercolor paper card to dry thoroughly for a few hours or overnight.
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