Three Dt members on one post today. Aren't you spoiled? And also three different ways to use the oil pastels so a bit more inspiration for you.
Starting with Jane, and how to make a colourful, flowery background with oil pastels. A simple but yet effective technique.
I have used another #10 Manilla tag for this calendar project. With oil pastels, colour circles all over the tag.
Using cotton buds and Sansodor, blend the circles to soften them.
Spray the tag with a Dylusions ink spray, it will colour any blank areas, wipe off any excess
Add the calendar, layered on coredinations, paper flowers coloured with oil pastels and also sprayed with ink spray and die-cut flourishes
Faber Castell oil pastels - Cobalt Blue, Light Cobalt Turquoise, Light Flesh, Dark Flesh, Light Purple, Purple Violet
Anita's Calendar Tabs
Dylusions Ink Spray - Bubblegum Pink
Sizzix Sizzlits Set - Decorative Flourishes
***********The second sample was made by Karen, who used the oil pastels to draw, something she had never done before, and she is the only one to have attempted it this week. All I can say, is kuddos to her as this is a difficult medium to draw/paint with. I have tried it myself on an art journal page, and it's really not easy.
Here's Karen's calendar page....
I have done a small picture of St Michaels Mount in Cornwall using 3 colours and blending with my fingers which I found easier than using a paper stump. I masked off an uneven shape before I started colouring, then went round with a coloured pen. I edged the card with a mix of Distress inks
Oil pastels in: cobalt blue, burnt ochre & white
Last but not least today, a Halloween calendar sample by Michelle and a very different approach to oil pastels, which I'm sure many of you will like. I really want to try this myself. Great idea Michelle ! Thank you
I wanted to create a coloured background using the pastels but when I tried applying directly to paper found it left lines where the medium had been applied so hit on the idea of scribbling onto spare card and moving the pastel with a Tim Holtz Applicator onto the page to create a smooth background. I think it worked pretty well don't you?
I stamped out the image with versafine, which created a lovely crisp image over the pastel.
To give a few highlights, I used a pencil style eraser to take out some of the colour.
And here's the finished result!
Faber-Castell oil pastel: Burnt ochre, Cadmium orange, Black, Permanent green olive, Raw Umber
Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz: Halloween blueprint stamp set
Versafine ink pad - Onyx Black
Anita's Calendar Tabs
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See you tomorrow