Friday, February 1, 2013

Scratch Art Tree

I spent a lovely afternoon with a dear friend this past week, catching up and trying a color and scratch art technique. This was the result.
We started with oil pastels, laying down color in random. Then covered the entire piece with black oil pastel. Using a stencil, which we held down with a large "chip clip", we scratched around the stencil to reveal the color underneath. It was quite relaxing to do this as we visited. 

When I have a bit more time (soon!) I'll play more with this technique.



Joining Paint Party Friday, hosted by Eva and Kristin. 

13 comments:

Christine said...

beautiful work, love the lines of the tree.

JoyCorcoran said...

What a beautiful silhouette and all that color in the background. I love this technique and look forward to seeing more of your work with it.

Faye said...

That sounds like such a fun technique. You made a very nice painting doing it and had a great visiting time with your friend.

Gloria in CA said...

It came out great Helen. Really love the tree and all the colors. Nice job. Happy PPF!

Kim said...

This is lovely! HPPF!

Mary C. Nasser said...

Love the lines and colorful patterns!
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Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Tracey Fletcher King said...

I went through a big scratchboard obsession stage a couple of years ago and it is such a soothing process isn't it... thinking I should revisit it after seeing this inspiration... have a great week xx

Netty said...

Thank you for sharing this great technique it looks good as well as being fun to do. Happy PPF, Annette x

janice smith said...

This is beautiful! Love the trees. Happy PPF! - janic

Gina Sismilich said...

Wow - that's terrific - love the lines of the silhouetted tree against all the color. HPPF

Anne Manda said...

Great technique, wonderful results! Love it! <3

JKW said...

Wonderful tree with colors. Blessings, Janet PPF

Cheryl said...

This is very nice. I love the tree.

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