View Full Version : Tip for rescuing overworked pictures

10-26-2002, 02:41 PM
Found this tip and thought it may be useful:
Rescuing overworked pictures
With continual work, even textured surfaces will become clogged and it will be difficult to apply anymore pastel. At this stage the surface will probably look overworked. Soak a new piece of water colour paper in water for five minutes, leave to drain and sponge it damp dry. Place this over the picture, making sure you do not move it by mistake. Carefully press over the surface and then lift. A significant amount of pastel will have transferred to the damp sheet. Leave the original to dry, it will then accept more pastel. You might even like the transfer image better and be able to use that too!

10-26-2002, 02:58 PM
but won't it just take of the last colours you put on
and undo a lot of work you did?

i agree though that the image you get on the second sheet might look great