Monday, April 21, 2008

Portfolio Oil Pastel Tutorial Step 1




















Okay, as promised here is my post on how I do my backgrounds using Portfolio Series Oil Pastels. They are so great to use. Remember this technique works so well because the Portfolio Oil Pastels are water soluble.

I first start with my blank ATCs that I cut from a cereal box. I always love to use recycled products in my art when I can.

The supplies that I used are included in this photo. Blank ATCs, gesso, acrylic matte medium, paint brush, and of course the pastels. One other tool not shown here that is vital to this project is your finger! Now let's get on with it!

4 comments:

Teri Chinen said...

VERY cool, Lori! I can't wait to try this!

darlene aKa HugGeR said...

Thanks so much i have used portfolios before but have not done the sealing part, or at least not on purpose. Or for the purpose of sealing. Thanks for such great info.
I love how the ATC's turned out.

Cindy Roland said...

Love this!! You are just so talented Woman! :)
Hugs and Blessings

jackieb said...

Thanks for posting your tutorials I am just learning to use oil sticks.