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DECORATIVEPAINTERS.ORG COLOR E D PE NCI L PA I N T I NG T I P S It is very important to always keep your colored pencils sharp; be sure to make liberal use of your pencil sharpener. Your details will sufer with a dull pencil, especially when lining. Place a scrap of tracing paper under your hand as you draw to protect the painting from oils in your skin. Use a 2" to 3" fat brush to sweep away pencil crumbs and dust periodically. As you work in each area, refer to the step-by-step worksheet and graphics to help you in the placement of the detail. Shading with a pen- cil is similar to foating color with a brush. In this design, most of the colored pencil work is done in single layers. Tis means only one pencil color was used to create the shaded efect in each area. A wash of color is an even layer of pencil using very light pressure. To shade, wash the area frst with a light layer of color. Ten use more pres- sure on the pencil in the darker shaded areas. As you move out, reduce the pressure on the pencil to create the gradation of color. Go over the area several times if needed to create the desired color and efect. Also, turn your pencil ofen while working. When lining with the pencil, a thin line looks more appealing than a thick line. Keep the pencil especially sharp as you carefully line each area. PR E PA R AT ION Seal each of the wood pieces with Jo Sonja's All Purpose Sealer; let dry and sand lightly. On the main board, basecoat the middle square design area with Husk. Basecoat the rest of the main board, including the back, with Carbon Black. Basecoat the laser scroll frame with Olive Branch and the scrolled sections of the frame with Island Sand. Allow all painted areas to dry. Transfer the main outlines of the clouds, angel, birds, tulip, earth, and trees, using gray graphite paper and your stylus. Following the design outlines, basecoat the angel's face, neck, and hands with Mulled Rose. Basecoat her hair, the yellow parts of the tulip, and the yellow felds with Sunfower. Next, basecoat the angel's sleeves, bottom of her dress, and brown felds with Olive Branch. Basecoat the clouds, birds' bodies, swirl section of the angel's dress, and blue area of the tulip with Sea Swirl. Using Poppy, basecoat the red section of the angel's dress, red petals on the tulip, and the red felds. Basecoat the tulip leaves, green felds, and each tree with Shamrock. Use Carbon Black to basecoat the angel's eyes and the checkers on her dress. Finally, basecoat the birds' wings and tails and the angel's wings with Island Sand. Use the no. 3 round to line the stripes on the angel's sleeves and the bottom of her dress with Island Sand. Allow all basecoating to dry thoroughly. All dots and glitter will be done later. Next, lightly sand the basecoat layer with fne sandpaper to remove any bumps or ridges. Touch up basecoat paint if needed. Ten lightly transfer the rest of the details of the design, using a stylus and either gray or white graphite paper, depending on the area. M I X E D M E D I A SDP_ebook_2014.indd 30 3/24/14 3:16 PM

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