Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Faux Tole Painting

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I have to be in the right mood to do colored pencil work, and I was in that mood yesterday.  I had this beautiful Lily of the Valley stamp, and I wanted to get the look of tole painting without painting it. 

So I went straight to see some examples on Martha Stewart's website and what I figured out that I was drawn to about them was two things - the evidence of the brush, and the bright highlights. 

The cool thing about using pencils on texture paper is that it already gives that soft, brushes look that you see in tole painting. But what it doesn't give you is super bright highlights. So I thought I'd try to add those in with a white gel pen - and I ended up loving it! And bonus - it's mixed media because I'm using two or more mediums. It's my mission in life to get people to understand that that is at the heart of mixed media. There's not just one look - it's not grunge, steampunk or any one thing. It just means mixing mediums! 

The stamp set has two different sizes of these beautiful blooms - I used the larger one! The sentiment is from the same stamp set. The pencils I used were Polychromos, and I get the best results with colored pencil on the pastel paper I used. This stamp set does have matching dies.

Here are all the supplies I used today.
May Flowers
[ GNK ]
Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencil Set...
[ BLIC ]
Canson Mi Teintes Drawing Papers -...
[ BLIC ]
Sakura CLASSIC WHITE Fine Line 05...
[ SSS ]
GKD Color Companions Ink Pad- White...
[ GNK ]
Understand Blue MINI Slimline Folded...
[ CTC ]
Understand Blue Slimline Folded...
[ CTC ]
Understand Blue Card Making Bundle #3...
[ CTC ]
Understand Blue Card Making Bundle #1...
[ CTC ]
Understand Blue Card Making Bundle #2...
[ CTC ]
My Sweet Petunia
[ MSP ]
Rotatrim Professional Series Cutter -...
[ BLIC ]
Crafter's Companion GEMINI...
[ SSS ]
Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring...
[ SSS ]
Storage Envelopes, Medium 25pk,...
[ ELH ]
CheckOutStore Stamp & Die Clear...
[ CHC ]
Extra Large -50 pk, Avery Elle Stamp...
[ ELH ]
Mermaid tidy towel case and glue...
[ ETS ]
Lawn Fawn STAMP SHAMMY Cleaner LF1045
[ SSS | CST ]
Airtable: Organize your stamps & dies
[ ART ]


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