|Wipe off the grit from the sandpaper before adding color|
|Add colors wherever you want, but especially over the lines.|
I usually use oil pastels, my go-to art supply, but you can try inks, for example, or other supplies you have on hand that can be rubbed into the scratches. Keep in mind if you use anything powdery, like soft pastels, you'll have to use a fixative on them later. Here, you can see that I have added various oil pastel colors to my scratched photograph. On the table in the upper right is a blender, another handy tool for use with oil pastels. It mixes colors without changing their intensity.
I use my fingers to blend, wipe off, and push the color into the scratches, and adding more color if I feel like it. If you are one of those people who doesn't like to get your hands dirty, use a make up sponge to blend.
|A group of altered photographs ready to use. On the far left, the|
photo of my hands tore as I peeled it. All the better!
|La Tour Eiffel, in Paris. This collage was created with an altered, sand-papered photo.|
This collage, and others, are available in my etsy shop, NoMoonNight.