Coloring with water soluble oil pastels

When I sit down with my art journal lately, which is not too often, colours have exploded into it.

I am picking pinks and greens, orange, yellow, red and blue! Kaaa-boom!

Big rose
See what I mean?

Little Ester
I love my water soluble oil pastels!

Water soluble oil pastels

Water soluble crayons are very versatile. I like the water-soluble oil pastels because they offer loads of flexible features. The traditional creamy pastels come in bright, vivid colors, and those are always my favorite.

You can use simple techniques like dry blending into true secondary colors, and wet blending into watercolor techniques. Yummy!

The oil pastels are a bit messy to use in your Art Journal of course, but you can use a protective sheet in between pages. Or gel medium / varnish to protect the surface when you’re done.

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8 Responses to Coloring with water soluble oil pastels

  1. belinha says:

    Hello!Just found this blog!Loved the bracelets and collage work!:-)

  2. naomi says:

    Cannot resist all that color.
    Beautiful pages Hanna!

  3. maxentia says:

    I love what you do with them!

  4. madmommy says:

    There’s something about that cute chubby baby face smiling amidst all that color, I just had to smile too!

  5. Beshka says:

    love the color! your blog is full of it! makes a girl wanna get off the computer and go play!!!

  6. Pysselida says:

    I love when you use a lot of color.

  7. julia says:

    So beautifull , that colors!!!

  8. Anke says:

    Oh I love those color explosions! Really like your style, probably stopping my more often here !

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