Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Butterfly Twinchie


Butterfly Twinchie
(This week's SCD Challenge)

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here's the how-to:

1) Starting with an Inchie Arts Black Twinchie Square, either draw your image with a "Glaze" gel pen (made by Sakura), or stamp and emboss your image using clear embossing powder. I drew my own butterfly because I didn't have a stamp that would work for this.


2) Fill in your basic colors with oil pastel

3) Lightly buff the oil pastels off with a clean soft rag

4) Apply your background color and more color details in your image

5) Lightly buff again - repeat these steps as often as you'd like. Oil pastels have a lovely way of building up with layer upon layer of color.



I have always wanted to try oil pastels on a black background.  The color has a completely different depth to it than it would on white. The Inchie Arts high quality matte board bases are perfect for using oil pastels. The color applied evenly and I was able to layer and blend the colors without degrading the paper. The oil pastels have also sunk into the material and will not smudge off any more after the final buffing with the rag. There will be no need to add a fixative. Amazing.

22 comments:

Renee Howell said...

Oh - very nice! Thank you for the "how-to's" and gentle coaxing of your readers to give it a try. You have such a nice touch to your posts. Beautiful butterfly! Love the "partiality" of it all.

sukipoet said...

great ideas. never thought of buffing and layering oil pastels. like this idea muchly. you are the twinchy queen.

ooglebloops said...

OK, now I have to order twinchie mats!!LOL
I will have to try this - have oil pastels that I have never used!!!!
Yours is beautiful!!!

Little Messy Missy said...

Very beautiful!

Joyce at Calico Paint said...

Really creative. Thanks for the tutorial.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This tutorial taught me a LOT about oil pastels. I had no idea you could apply them, then buff them off. I always thought you had to use turp or mineral spirits to spread the color around. Now I have an added technique in my arsenal. Using the oil pastels with the clear EP is a nice touch, too.

You are an amazing artist. I would never be able to draw that butterfly or even a simple one. Thanks again for the information.

Jo said...

This twinchie is beautiful - thank you also for the 'how-to', really helpful. xx

bad penny said...

Kimmie this is lovely and thankyou for showing how it's made. I think I may have to order some inchie & twinchie card - do they ship to the UK ?
Speaking of this, your wonderful matchboxes just rived for the swap. I love them - thank you. The other lot arrived today too so I can package up & mail out !

What is the lovely gold that you use in your work please ?

Terri Kahrs said...

Layering the oil pastels over the black gives a unique depth - such a lovely, dramatic effect! Thanks for yet another great tutorial, Kimmie! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Susie Dally said...

I likes it!

Healing Woman said...

I have never used oil pastels. Thanks so much for the tutorial. Your butterfly turned out great.

La Dolce Vita said...

love a black ground it makes everything pop!

ale said...

hooola kimmie!!!!! l love your butterfly!!!!!your pen is fantastic...l will see if here exists!!!l love how you pint it!!and the dictionary in butterfly...l adore every single detaill you show and teach us!!!!!!!!!!lots of besossssssssssssss and l feel my inspiration fly with your butterfly!!!!!!!!!!besos kimmie!!!

Sheila MJ said...

I do like your twinche - and how great to have the instructions too ! Super !

Zoechaos said...

Stunning. the artwork is lovely and the colouring and tutorial fabulous, thank you. Good luck in the SCD different draws.

*jean* said...

gorgeous!

Gez said...

Thank you for showing us how to... your twinchie is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us this week on Something Completely Different.

Dianne said...

Kimmie this is so pretty... I've never tried oil pastels, although I do use dry pastels and have done many on black paper...

Laura said...

This is so fabulous. and a fantastic tutorial.Thanks for playing with us at SCD this week. Good luck

Chriss Rollins said...

Kimmie,
thank you sooo much for the tute and that gorgeous butterfly I love coming over to your blog always so much to learn.

I have an ATC on the papergirls where I clear embossed onto black board and then painted over it and once dried I wiped over with a damp kitchen roll the effect is fab.

Have never use pastels maybe one day.

have a great weekend
Chriss x

Catharina Maria said...

Thanks for the tutorial , I will also do that !
Love ♥RINI♥

freebird said...

You drew your OWN butterfly? This is really good. It's so even I would have guessed it was a stamp.