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Re: oil pastel resist


From: Susan Bennett (sbennett_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sat Oct 13 2001 - 16:32:46 PDT

Hi do you have pre misxed batik dye, Powder dye that you mix? Are the lines
left open when applying the oil pastel. Trying to envision the whole thing.
Susan in Ohio
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From: Marian Colman <>
To: ArtsEdNet Talk <>
Date: Thursday, October 11, 2001 6:05 AM
Subject: oil pastel resist

>We take contour portraits or self portraits, blow them up on 18x24 grey
>bogus paper with an opaque projector, then choose a color scheme and fill
>around the lines with oil pastels. Students color heavily, blending the
>colors from light to dark in the various shapes. Lastly, we fill in the
>lines with a concentrated solution of batik dye, then blot slightly if the
>dye goes over the pastel. These are very dramatic. I tied in the concept
>of arbitrary color and the Fauves. The students love doing them- many look
>very pyschedelic.