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on: April 14, 2019, 12:28:54 AM
A new friend just introduced me to sandpaper art.  I used student-grade oil pastels on a small piece of 150-grit sandpaper to try out the technique.  May do more of these.  Kinda fun.


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Reply #1 on: April 14, 2019, 04:23:34 AM
 I haven’t heard of sandpaper art before. I like that my eye went to where the light blue meets the black and held my attention there. You do so well with abstracts.
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Reply #2 on: April 14, 2019, 10:01:13 AM
This is something new to me. :clap: :clap: :clap: Nice and bright  O0
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Reply #3 on: April 14, 2019, 02:06:08 PM
You are so adventurous!! Really like this Mea. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #4 on: April 14, 2019, 04:14:12 PM
Thanks, Mary Lou, Dennis,and EmmaLee.

Yes, the idea of painting on sandpaper was totally new to me.  I may try it with higher grade materials the next time.  My friend uses just plain crayons as she does it with children.

I think I will use oil pastels and sandpaper with my seniors.

Dennis - Check this out.  Sandpaper is really a professional support for paint.  https://www.uartpastelpaper.com/?fbclid=IwAR0mvFVrOi_ln-fuAAMsTxF3PsCLTsy5YA83cTPq0SfHG9PtrWhWwy1kUj0

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Reply #5 on: April 15, 2019, 11:04:37 PM
Love this artwork :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:


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Reply #6 on: April 16, 2019, 12:10:07 AM
Thanks, Nolan.  I'm loving it, too.

I did this one last night with friends, including the woman who introduced me to the technique.

Am anxious to introduce it to my seniors class.  Bet they will love it.


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Reply #7 on: April 16, 2019, 11:13:27 PM
These would be very relaxing to do :clap: :clap: :clap:


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Reply #8 on: April 17, 2019, 12:17:27 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Mea, you are so adventurous which amazes me and you are widening our horizons.  Thank you, for who would have thought to do art on Sandpaper!!!.    Patricia
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Reply #9 on: April 17, 2019, 04:30:57 PM
Thanks, Patricia.  You know me, always something new to try.

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Reply #10 on: April 18, 2019, 02:17:09 AM
Sandpaper and oil pastels
UPDATE: I brushed my original piece with alcohol - too much, in fact, because it lifted the paint. Turns out that it was not really a bad thing because the paint lifted onto waxed paper which I turned upside down and pasted it (matte medium) to the original. I like this even better than the original (on left).

   

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Reply #11 on: April 18, 2019, 05:57:38 AM
I like your second sand paper painting, Mea. The abstract look of it is really appealing due to the accidental structures in it with your alcohol and wax paper technique.
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Reply #12 on: April 18, 2019, 07:44:03 AM
Great experimenting  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #13 on: April 18, 2019, 05:26:12 PM
 :heeha:   This is great Mea!  Plus... you´re using my favourite sanded paper... Uart!  ;D
You will love this paper for your oil pastels, I love it for my soft pastels. It stands up to almost anything you can throw at it! Water, alcohol, mineral spirits, the lot! Opens many doors to experiment with. If you glue your paper to foam board or gator board it makes framing a snap!

My first pastel (the frog) was done on 3M 400grit wet/dry sandpaper from the hardware!

Have fun, can´t wait to see what your ýoungsters´do with this!  :heeha:
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Reply #14 on: April 18, 2019, 07:48:22 PM
Val, thanks.

I used 150 grit regular sandpaper on this.  The UART paper was suggested by a friend.  I really like using the regular sandpaper.

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