On this second day of our oil pastel week, Gio has used a technique some of you might have already tried with inks and brayer: The Joseph's coat technique.
You basically cover your base card with bright colours, then add a layer of black pastel and scratch the surface once dry to let the bright colours show through the black. It's a very effective technique and fun to try.
Why don't you have a go and let us know how you get on... Maybe for our calendar challenge on Sunday ? ;)
I cut a piece of white cardstock to size, then I covered it with a light colour of oil pastel (I used Faber-Castell oil pastel: Light purple pink). Then I covered the cardstock, layer by layer (with light strokes), with darker shades of oil pastels. I made 5 different layers, using black as last layer. Then make some doodles using a scratch tool or embossing tool.
If you are afraid to hand-drawing, stamp lightly with white ink and then scratch the surface following the stamped image.
Faber-Castell oil pastels: Black, Burnt ochre, Fuchsia, Light purple pink, Purple violet, Van Dyck brown, Helioblue-reddish, Dark Cadmium orange
PaperArtsy Crackly tissue paper
Brilliance Dew Drop ink pad - moonlight white
Archival ink Plum
Adirondack alcohol ink - raspberry
Our special off this week
10% off the Faber-Castell set of 36 oil pastels
enter the code PASTEL10 at checkout
See you tomorrow