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Oil Pastel and Ink Leaves

By Kathybarbro @KathyBarbro
Oil Pastel and Ink Leaves Some oil pastels are water soluble, and thus would smear if you brushed any liquid over them. For that reason, I’m including the brands of pastels and ink that I used to make this fall picture. I got them both at Michaels.
1. If I lived in the midwest, I would get some real maple leaves and have students trace them. But I’m city-bound and know that real looking leaves are hard to draw, so I made templates for this project. Students trace them in pencil on watercolor paper.
2. All the leaves are traced with a pastel, and then colored in as desired. In this case, a looser style is better to so you can see through the leaves a bit.
3. India ink is brushed over the top of all of the drawing. I spied some blue ink at Michaels too, may give that a try next.

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