First, trace several hearts all over the paper using the template. Think about a spilled box of candy hearts. Have some hearts overlap, other only partially on the paper.
Next, create the illusion of three-dimensional hearts by drawing only on the right or left side of the heart.
Next, using an oil pastel, outline your heart and then color in one direction.
Then cross-hatch over that with a white oil pastel.
Using a Q-tip and baby oil, blend the colorful oil pastel and the white together to create a tint, or a light color.
To create depth, color only the top and bottom of the side of the heart in color and the middle in white.
Blend with Q-tip and baby oil.
Think of what you’d like your Candy Heart to say. Write it out on a piece of paper the same size as your heart.
On the reverse side, color very hard with a pencil using cross-hatching. Place the paper heart over the oil pastel heart and trace your words. A copy will appear!
Lastly, go over your words again in red oil pastel or a color of your choice. Continue with this process until your masterpiece is complete!
(This step-by-step lesson plan was created by the very talented Cassie Stephens.)
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