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Grafix Matte Dura-Lar Film Pencil Portrait

Project Description: Create a unique mixed media pencil portrait using Grafix Matte Dura-Lar Film.

Designed by: Tania Ahmed

Difficulty: Moderately Challenging


  • Grafix Matte Dura-Lar Film
  • Colour Pencils
  • Graphite Pencil
  • Magazine of Your Choice
  • Liquitex Matte Medium
  • Scissors
  • Embossing Powder and Ink
  • Pens
  • Markers
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Card Base

Steps to Make This:

  1. Use your scissors to cut the Grafix Matte Dura-Lar Film down to the size you want.
  2. Select an image from a magazine to use and cut it out.
  3. Trace the main outlines of the image on to the Dura-Lar Film with a graphite pencil.
  4. Color in the traced image on the Dura-Lar Film with the color pencils.
  5. On the reverse side of the Dura-Lar Film, apply a matte medium evenly and add the cutout magazine image (face down) onto the Dura-Lar side covered with the matte medium.
  6. Burnish the magazine image to make sure it has made complete contact with the medium and let it dry.
  7. Once completely dry, wet the back of the magazine image slightly and start rubbing the magazine paper away gently with fingers in a circular motion. This will leave the magazine image transferred on the back of the Dura-Lar Film.
  8. You will see a soft outline of the transferred image when flipped over to the front side with the colored pencil drawing.
  9. If desired; add paint, embellishments, and details with pens, markers, or embossing powder and ink.
  10. Mount on desired surface or base with gel medium.
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