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Original art by Sandrine Curtiss

30 Paintings in 30 days

January 14, 2014

~ Paintings #12, #13, and #14 ~

Today I learned to use a fun technique using oil pastels, and an embossing tool. It's called sgraffito. What you need to do is add some layers of colors on your paper, and then add a layer of black on top. With the embossing tool (you can also use a toothpick, or a skewer), you scratch away the layer of black pastel and draw anything you like. For best results, it's best is to use a smooth support, and try to make sure the colors cover the whole surface before adding the black.
I got to use my imagination, be creative,  and had a lot of fun. I've got some ideas for a few more, but I had to stop at three.
So many things to do, so little time....

 

Raven 200 - ACEO (2.5x3.5") - Oil Pastels - SOLD

 

Cat 25 - 5x7" - Oil Pastels - FOR SALE

 

Cat 24 - 5x7" - Oil Pastels - FOR SALE

 

 

 

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