When I discovered the work of Karla Gerard I thought at once of my students and how much they would have loved this amazing artist. I showed a lot of works of Karla Gerard to my students, and they have been inspired by her shapes, her colors, her villages, her trees and textures. We used a graffito technique that you can also find in this previous post about colored Hippie Vans. We colored the landscape overlapping two layers of oil pastels and then we engraved the surface with a toothpick. The first layer of colors has to be mainly pale and light (better use colors like yellow, pale pink, light blue, light green, grey and also white). The second layer can be darker with colors as red, blue purple, black or emerald green. The texture engraved should be various and fantastic, according to the joyful world of Karla Gerard.