Colored Pencil Explorations by Janie Gildow

How to Use Water-Soluble Colored Pencils

Water-soluble colored pencils are a wonderful tool for easy and colorful backgrounds. In this demonstration of a yellow lily, artist Kristy A. Kutch shows us how to combine colored pencil techniques with an old tooth brush and masking film to create rich, simple backgrounds for our flower subjects. ———————————————————————————————————————————————————- How to Draw a Lily...

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How to Use Water-Soluble Colored Pencils (Part 1)

Water-soluble colored pencils are a wonderful tool for easy and colorful backgrounds. In this demonstration of a yellow lily, artist Kristy A. Kutch shows us how to combine colored pencil techniques with an old tooth brush and masking film to create rich, simple backgrounds for our flower subjects. This demonstration has been adapted from...

How to Use Water-Soluble Colored Pencils (Part 2)

This is part 2 of the How to Use Water-Soluble Colored Pencils lily demonstration by Kristy A. Kutch, contributor in Colored Pencil Explorations by Janie Gildow. Click here to view Part 1. STEP 3: Punch Up Color Using medium pressure layer Canary Yellow followed by Limepeel on the leaves, stems and buds. Burnish with...

Mixed-media planner

Studio Saturdays: Mixed-Media Planner

We’re waist-deep in January, so what better time to get organized and start a new planner? I was so taken by the planner featured in the article “Creative Days Ahead” by Dawn DeVries Sokol in the January/February issue of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine that I had to make one for myself. It seemed like the perfect...

Technique Tuesdays: 10 Tips for Stenciling

Stenciling is a key technique in a mixed-media arsenal because they’re so incredibly versatile. Artists never have to settle for a cookie cutter look, thanks to the huge array of gorgeous designs and mediums that can be used with them, including acrylic paint, watercolor, pencils, resists, bleach, and inks. These 10 tips for stenciling are geared to...