Welcome to Part 2 of mixed-media artist Pam Carriker’s Poetic Portraits series. Today she will be showcasing a whimsical step-by-step painting tutorial using one of her most popular hand carved stamps, Viola, from her new Poetic Portraits stamp line.
Water-soluble pencil (I recommend the Stabilo brand)
Step 1: Stamp your favorite Poetic Portrait image onto your canvas using a color other than black. This is a great way to get you thinking outside of the box a bit! Step 2: Use a water-soluble pencil to outline the body details and to add a bit of shading to the facial features. Step 3: Activate the water-soluble pencil with a wet brush and let dry.
Step 4: Add watered-down acrylic paint to the background, body and face. Step 5: Press a stamp (here I used Kari McKnight Holbrook’s background stamp) into the wet acrylic paint and lift off the paint. Step 6: Use a wash of white acrylic paint to add a layer to the face and to the white areas of the body.
Step 7: Use a black water-soluble Stabilo pencil to outline the body and head; activate with water. Step 8: Add more watered-down white acrylic paint over the top of the white areas, blending with the Stablio pencil where desired.
9.Warm up the image with a wash of yellow acrylic paint.
Step 10: Add text with hand-written or collaged words–or perhaps a combination of the two. Step 11: Use a variety of permanent black pens to add details and doodles to the page.
Step 12: Continue to add color to the image and page with water-soluble pencils, activating them with water. Note: To help the water-soluble media stick over the acrylic paint, apply mixed-media adhesive or clear gesso over the page and let dry. This will give “tooth” to the page and allow the more delicate media to stick easily.
Posted: Thursday, September 27th, 2012 @ 9:20 am
Categories: DIY, Guest Artist, Shoppe.
Tags: Guest Artist, How-To.
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