Sgraffito technique using Oil Pastels Twisty Stix

Sgraffito, (Italian: “scratched”), in the visual arts, is a technique used in painting, pottery, and glass, which consists of putting down a preliminary surface, covering it with another, and then scratching the superficial layer in such a way that the pattern or shape that emerges is of the lower colour.

Create your very own Sgraffito art following these 3 easy step by step instructions.

Materials used:

Oil Pastel Twisty Stix are vibrant, smooth and perfect to create interesting color blends. The plastic barrel casing helps keep hands clean and works well for kids too.oil_pastel_twisty_stix

Step 1. Color the entire area of the card stock using different colors (except black) in patterns of your choice.sgraffito1

Step 2. Use a paint brush to apply a coat of black acrylic paint over the colors.sgraffito2

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Step 3. Use a wooden stylus or Toothpick to scratch a design into the areas you covered in black.sgraffito4

Sgraffito is a technique that gives dramatic results.sgraffito7

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