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Birch Tree Painting Tip

Posted on January 09, 2017 by Kate Moynihan | 0 comments

Line quality is an interesting drawing/painting element that is important to me. The quality of a line refers to the movement, depth and interest of a line. To learn 4 Benefits of Line Quality click this highlighted link.

Line movement can be achieved with a paintbrush, or a credit card, or, as in the video above, a razor blade. To begin, I soak the sharp edge of the safety razor in citrus juice or poke the blade through the surface skin of an orange. By doing this, the acidic juice removes the smooth protective surface on the blade. I find after doing this step that the paint adheres better to the blade.

Using the razor blade does take practice to master this technique, but once you become skilled I think you'll enjoy the results. Are there any unusual methods you'd like to share with me? Just comment below.

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