Our friends at Micador have created a fun tutorial about painting with their Micador Oil Pastels that you can find in our Andy Mixed Media Kit and Jean-Michel Mixed Media Kit.

We love the simplicity of their guides. Be sure to check out their blog for other great guides to stay busy with!

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See the full post here or directions below:

These ribbon paintings are super bright and easy to make. They are also great for relaxation and inspiring creativity!

You Will Need:

  • Micador Oil pastels

  • Black marker

  • Vegetable oil

  • Cotton tips (also known as q-tips)

  • Paint brushes

STEP 1: SCRIBBLE YOUR RIBBON

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Using your black marker draw out a long, swirly continuous scribble. Ensure that your line loops and curls over itself numerous times.

STEP 2: COLOUR YOUR RIBBON

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Colour in each compartment using your oil pastels. Try and ensure that no two neighbouring compartments are shaded with the same colour for best results.

STEP 3: TURN YOUR PASTELS INTO PAINTS

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Dip a cotton bud in the oil, wipe off the excess on a tissue, and then rub it over each compartment. Watch as the oil colours magically turn into bright and vibrant paint!