Cherry Blossom Woman in Oil Pastels

Hi everyone!  It’s Holly posting today, and I’m sharing this card I made using this sweet Asian woman under a cherry blossom tree.  This image is watercolored with water soluble oil pastels.  That sounds like a strange contradiction, doesn’t it?

This woman under the cherry blossom tree collage is from the A411 Asian Influence Sumi-e Paintings stamp sheet.  I stamped this with Tuxedo Black Memento ink onto white cardstock and let it dry completely.  Then I scribbled a little bit of color from the oil pastels onto some of the larger areas and used a wet paintbrush to move the color around.  For the smaller areas like the little ball, I touched the wet paintbrush to the end of the oil pastel stick and picked up some color from there.  This was a fun experiment to see what it was like to watercolor with oil pastels.

The background is something I made while I was at a retreat last month.  I was introduced to oil pastels while making this, and I fell in love.  We dabbed some white gesso through a stencil onto some watercolor paper and let it dry.  Then we scribbled the oil pastels all over the piece and used baby wipes to blend the colors together.  Isn’t that a fabulous background?  Now you see why I fell in love!

I hope you’ve enjoyed my oil pastels experiment today.  Have a wonderful week!

 

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