02 February 2017

Technique #2 Sgrafitto



Sgrafitto is like when we were in kindergarten and we colored a sheet of paper with colored crayons then crayoned over it all with black and used a penny to scrap away the black revealing the colors below. Does anyone remember that??

Well, in this case the first layer is painted on with acrylics. When they are VERY dry, I covered this first page with white then used a tiny piece of bookboard and the end of a paint brush to scratch away the white revealing the colored layer beneath.



 
          I REALLY love the way this "winter landscape" came out.


This next one I painted then over painted with black to try to bring the images together.


I felt this was successful too.


This could be done on fabric with reverse applique. 

8 comments:

  1. It was first grade for me when we did that technique, but I do remember it. And I love the white one... never tried this before!

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    1. It reminds me of a snowy field that backs up to woods.

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  2. Nice work that indeed reminds me to school, long time ago. Good idea to try this with paint, I will certainly try this on fabric, one day...

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  3. These are very lovely. Do you remember doing "rubbings" with crayons over textured surfaces...I have many happy memories of art in school.

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    1. I do that with oil pastels and watercolor paint. Another of my faves!!!

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  4. I remember this technique for sure!! I'm going to try this. Someone (won't say who) got me started with journaling .Love the different ways to do any art!!Pam Gonzalez

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    1. This was one of my favorite techniques

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  5. I had completely forgotten doing this in school (it has been awhile...lol). Thanks for the reminder and all the inspiration. Will have to give this one a try.

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