How to Make Watercolor on Paintables With Oil Pastels

​Prima's new water-soluble Oil Pastels are the perfect art medium to create the popular watercolor look on your projects! Since each oil pastel is artist quality, it is loaded with beautiful pigment.

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How to Make Watercolor on Paintables With Oil Pastels
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Add clear gesso over Paintable tag. Dry. This protects the image beneath, & provides a smooth base for easy blending. If you do not like the color results you can simply wipe them off and start again.

Add clear gesso over Paintable tag. Dry. This protects the image beneath, & provides a smooth base for easy blending. If you do not like the color results you can simply wipe them off and start again.

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Choose Oil Pastel colors to play with! I chose Lavender, Violet, Magenta, Yellow Green, and Cadmium Green to start with.

Choose Oil Pastel colors to play with! I chose Lavender, Violet, Magenta, Yellow Green, and Cadmium Green to start with.

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Add Oil Pastels directly on to the Paintable tag as desired.

Add Oil Pastels directly on to the Paintable tag as desired.

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Blend colors together with a waterbrush. Since the gesso provides a smooth surface, the colors blend beautifully with no lines.

Blend colors together with a waterbrush. Since the gesso provides a smooth surface, the colors blend beautifully with no lines.

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Touch the waterbrush directly to the Oil Pastel tip to get bold, beautiful color. (This is Dark Ochre, which adds great shading.)

Touch the waterbrush directly to the Oil Pastel tip to get bold, beautiful color. (This is Dark Ochre, which adds great shading.)

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Apply to tag where you want more contrast & depth. Colors will continue to blend easily every time water reactivates them. When done playing, dry tag. (Add clear gesso on top if you wish to seal it.)

Apply to tag where you want more contrast & depth. Colors will continue to blend easily every time water reactivates them. When done playing, dry tag. (Add clear gesso on top if you wish to seal it.)

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Add Royal Menagerie paper to a 3"x5.5" manilla tag. Adhere gold trim as shown. Adhere Paintable tag with foam squares.

Add Royal Menagerie paper to a 3"x5.5" manilla tag. Adhere gold trim as shown. Adhere Paintable tag with foam squares.

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Wrap thread around hand three times and staple to tag as shown.

Wrap thread around hand three times and staple to tag as shown.

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It's time to embellish! Add three leaves and two flowers as shown.

It's time to embellish! Add three leaves and two flowers as shown.

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Pull rose apart, removing the center. Add to top right of tag. Add two Metal Bird Trinkets with adhesive as shown. Tuck in 3 or 4 small gold flowers cut from trim.

Pull rose apart, removing the center. Add to top right of tag. Add two Metal Bird Trinkets with adhesive as shown. Tuck in 3 or 4 small gold flowers cut from trim.

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Created by Sharon Laakkonen for Prima!

Created by Sharon Laakkonen for Prima!

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