My Mum and Mama

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Hi everyone! I wanted to share a gift I made for my mum for Mother’s Day! (Sorry it’s a little late, follow me on Facebook and Instagram for up-to-date WIPs and news!)

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I started with a rough sketch to get a feel for the piece I was creating. I then traced this image and amended some of the areas that I thought needed changing.

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I did a few samples as I wanted to try a new technique – painting on tea! I also tried painting on watercolour but I felt that the grey made no difference to creating a normal sketch.

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I was really happy with my tea sample so….

I then tea stained some thick cartridge paper and then transferred my traced image to the final piece.

Now comes the fun part, building up the light and dark areas using graphite and a white pastel pencils (or you could use a white crayon if you prefer) I chose a pastel pencil as this blends nicely with the graphite and tea wash.

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