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On the eleventh day of our 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway, my true love gave to me…these Customized Matryoshka (Nesting) Dolls from Sakura of America!
- Blank Nesting Dolls
- Sakura Permapaque® Markers
- Scrap Paper
- Pen or Pencil to Sketch
- Pen Touch® marker White – Extra Fine Point
- Palette Paper
- Cosmetic Sponge
Please refer to the instructions below or watch the following tutorial video.
- Decide who your five dolls will be and make some quick sketches. Choose a defining characteristic or two for each person.
- Sketch in the face using color first (being sure to leave a space for the eyes). Add hair. Then add black to create the features and further define the head. Don’t focus on making it all line up. It should be a bit messy.
- Add hands. Nothing fancy – just four finger-ish things.
- Place representative objects into the hands. Use the same color first and then outline in black technique.
- On the back of each doll, add the initial of the person represented. You can make it as fancy or as plain as you’d like. Add detailing with an extra fine point Pen Touch marker.
- If you wish, you can finish off the dolls by varnishing them. I put a small amount of varnish onto a piece of palette paper and applied it to the dolls using a cosmetic wedge sponge.
Enter to Win a Full Set of Sakura’s Dual Point Permapaque Markers
Sakura initially started as a crayon company in 1921. Disappointed that traditional crayon colors didn’t mix or overlay well, the innovative founders of Sakura began to experiment with different formulations to create an ideal stick drawing material. By 1924, Sakura invented the first-ever oil pastel that combined oil and pigment and named it Cray-Pas®, a combination of the two words crayon and pastel.
Our company heritage in art materials led to development of a specialized ink technology, Pigma® ink, which is used in our Micron®, Graphic and Brush pens. In the early 80’s, Sakura’s labs identified the need for an inexpensive drafting tool that used superior pigment instead of low-grade dye inks. The breakthrough came with the discovery of how to reduce the pigment particles to submicron size so that the inks flow evenly through even the narrowest of pen nibs. Today, Pigma ink continues to be the most reliable archival quality ink on the market and is loyally used by architects, scientists, artists, cartoonists, and scrapbookers, to name a few.
In order to win today’s 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway, all you need to do is leave a comment on this blog post below telling us:
WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU COLORED SOMETHING WITH MARKERS?
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