I love neon colors and the buttery feel of oil pastels. Have you tried them lately? Oil pastels are a bit messy to work with. However when you use the Immaculate Stencil from the Sacred Heart Series by Artistcellar, you can’t go wrong! It’s just pure fun!
All jokes and puns aside, today I am sharing how I used a stencil as a guide to create with colorful and messy oil pastels.
I found these Super Mix oil pastels by OOLY several years ago. I just learned that this is a woman-owned business out of California with a mission statement I love. “We love creating products that help people of all ages smile, explore their imaginations and express themselves.”
I do believe this fits nicely with the Artistcellar tagline of “Art is not optional.”
Are you ready to have a little fun today? Let’s get creating!
Lightly trace the stencil openings of the “Immaculate Stencil” with an H pencil. (The H drawing pencils have a harder lead, which allows for light lines and easy erasing, if you choose to do so).
Use a fun set of oil pastels to color in the outside sections of the “Immaculate Stencil”.
See the in process photo below.
Place the stencil back over the lines to see how things are looking.
Also, get ready to add some acrylic paint to the center.
Choose a color of acrylic paint that calls to you.
Put it on your paint palette, and dap into it with a cosmetic wedge.
Apply the paint to the heart in the center of the stencil.
Remove the stencil and have a look.
Use a black pen to follow the white lines of the roses.
Note: If your pen gets oil pastel on the end of it, it will not work as well. Clean off the tip of the pen with a paper towel or a piece of paper.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and it helped you to let your creative side out to play!
May you smile, use your imagination, express yourself, and remember that “art is not optional”. Art is a beautiful, wonderful, healing addition to your life and the world!
Briana of OrangeSpiralArts.com
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