Poetic Portraits with Guest Artist Pam Carriker, Part 2: Lead By Example Painting Tutorial

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.

Materials

Canvas of choice

Colored ink pad

Water-soluble pencil (I recommend the Stabilo brand)

Acrylic paint

Gesso

Textured paper

Instructions

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.

A big “Thank you!” to Pam for sharing this tutorial with us. If you missed Part 1, you can view it here. Glimpse into Pam’s artful world by visiting her website at pamcarriker.com.
 

 
 

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Posted: Thursday, September 27th, 2012 @ 9:20 am
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4 Responses to “Poetic Portraits with Guest Artist Pam Carriker, Part 2: Lead By Example Painting Tutorial”

  1. Ella says:

    Thank you Pam! I love the depth n’ detail~ It is wonderful~ I can’t wait to try this! I just now need a few supplies ;D

    Thank you so much!

  2. StacySix says:

    How pretty and fun! I love love LOVE seeing in-progress photos. And the final product is so neat!

  3. Carmen Lucero says:

    Thanks Pam!!

    Hugs,

    Carmen L

  4. Roxanne says:

    I’m guessing Lisa is reading Somerset Life…

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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.

Materials

Canvas of choice

Colored ink pad

Water-soluble pencil (I recommend the Stabilo brand)

Acrylic paint

Gesso

Textured paper

Instructions

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.

A big “Thank you!” to Pam for sharing this tutorial with us. If you missed Part 1, you can view it here. Glimpse into Pam’s artful world by visiting her website at pamcarriker.com.
 

 
 

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