I submitted this tutorial and printables for a plein air printing set. Please enjoy and don't forget to drop on over to AIM Magazine for more art-themed projects and inspiration!
If you've already read the AIM tutorial and you're looking for the high resolution downloads of the artwork, here you go!
|Plein air painting set. Click on image to enlarge.|
- Mouse pad
- Ball stylus tool
- Round toothpick
- craft knife with new blade
- Glue stick
- Tacky glue
- Acrylic paints
- White cardstock
- Gloss white paint
- UV protectant spray
- Clear fingernail polish
- Round, flat seed beads
- Masking or drafting tape
- Premium matte photo paper
- Lead wrapper from wine bottle
- Cardboard backing from notepad
- Floral glossy stain spray in walnut wood tone
|Flattened and rolled tubes look "used".|
Using the side of your craft knife as a roller, flatten the lead wrapper from the wine bottle.
|fig. 1 Roll lead around toothpick|
|fig. 2 Crimp end of tube.|
Painting in progress on board
With the pencil, draw along the sides of the print to extend the edges of the sketch under the painting; draw the lines of the river, mountain, horizon, etc.— wherever the artist may have sketched before the tape was applied. Cut out the painting, leaving a 4mm white border. Cut a 55mm x 45mm rectangle from the notepad backing. Round the corners of the rectangle with the craft knife. Spray both sides of the rectangle with the wood tone floral stain. Cut 2mm wide strips of masking tape. Run a thin line of glue along the edge of the painting. Position the tape on the glue. Tear the ends of the tape. Allow to dry. Using your markers, “paint” the edges of the tape around the painting to simulate the watercolor washes on top of the masking tape. A light gray marker works well to simulate the wash effect on top of the brighter colors.