Here is a second example of artist quality colored pencil work done on cream colored Stratmore Stonehenge paper. When you click on the image you can see the layer development of the color work. Approximately 20 to 25 individual layers of coloring were added to slowly bring the coloring up to it’s final intensity.
The pattern for this sample is available in the “Great Book of Floral Patterns” by L. S. Irish.
Wet Canvas at www.wetcanvas.com is a great source for more information on color pencil art.
In this photo you can see the original wood burning steps compared to the finished colored pencil steps. Note how transparent colored pencils are – you can clearly see all of the wood burning work right through the vibrant coloring.
Once the pencil work is completed you will want to seal the outside surface of your wine caddy with several light layers of polyurethane or acrylic spray sealer.
Because the substrate to paper mache is a white glue based media your spray sealer will have a splotchy cloudy appearance when first applied. After the piece has been allowed to dry thoroughly, at least one half hour per coat, that splotchy effect will disappear to a crystal clear finish.
You can finish your wine caddy sunflower by add a calico fabric lining. Cut one strip of fabric 16 1/2″ (4 times the total width of the caddy plus 1/4″ seam allowance on each side) by 12 1/2″ ( 1 times the height of the caddy plus 1/4″ seam allowance on the top and bottom). Cut a bottom piece 4 1/2″ by 4 1/2″ which allows for a 1/4″ seam allowance on each side.
Stitch the sides of bag together along the seam allowance then stitched the bottom square to the bag. Make a folded ruffle from a strip of fabric two inches wide by 30″ long and stitched that to the top.
Turn the fabric lining tube inside out so that the right side of the fabric will show inside of your caddy. With a hot glue gun adhere the lining to the paper mache caddy so that the ruffle is above the top edge of the caddy.