Shadowpainting Techniques

Here you can find everything on the different techniques with Shadowpainting. The techniques are explained Step by step.


Clip the point of the Liner -flask above the ribs

attach the End-tip and press firmly

 tape the motif and the Shadowpaper together

place it on a Lightbox

don't tape the drawing down to still turn it

trace the drawing with the Liner . 30 min. to dry.

Remove the Liner -drawing if incorrect

fix a drawn line

 temporarily close off the Liner with (very) thin wire
cleaning theEnd-tip


Wet the Shadowpaper with a paintbrush

Use a paintbrush and a little ink to apply a base

apply the ink against a line using brush no. 2

rinse paintbrush no. 6 and dry it a little on a tissue

use a circular motion to divide the ink over the surface

build your colour-image by repeating steps 3, 4, and 5

use a tissue to absorb superfluous ink

test your colours on a separate sheet

mix the colours on a pallet or plate
Pull the Liner from the paper like an elastic band



Working with Effectsalt

Wet the Shadowpaper

apply your colour(s) on the Shadowpaper

sprinkle some grains of Effect-Salt over the surface

let it dry for about 1 hour

after 1 hour you can use a hairdryer to dry

remove the Effect-Salt

polish the Salt-Paper with a tissue and a little oil

fixate with Shadowpainting Fixative

Use a drawing(s) to go through 1 to 7





Cutting & 3D

Draw and paint the artwork and separate parts

Cut out all the parts. Cut around the Liner

Remove the Liner

puff out the parts on either front- or backside

puff out the parts and ...

.. use a light-box and a 3D-kit to stick them together

glue down the 3D-part




Shadowpainting on Canvas

Apply the Shadowpainting-Primer to the canvas. 2 hours to dry

Cut out the pattern tightly

cut the pattern to the size of your canvas

stick the pattern on the back of the canvas

trace the pattern using the Liner and a lightsource

paint as on section "Painting"

remove the Liner

Use Shadowpainting Fixative as a protective layer