PanPastels - Tips, tricks and projects by Zoe Russell
8 CommentsWednesday, 20 April 2016 | Lesley Wharton
Here are some fabulous projects, showcasing PanPastels, from Design Team member Zoe.
I've been using Pan pastels for many years, I love them and over the years I've picked up a few tips about using them so I'm sharing them with you, as I know trying new mediums can feel a little daunting.
Sketchy Doodle Landscape
Oval Stampbord and Stampbord tools
So onto my project - I stamped my Dusky Damask stamp onto the Stampbord using Versamark ink then very lightly applied the Pan Pastels with light strokes using sponges, gradually blending and building depth of colour, I sprayed with hairspray and dried and then added another layer of Pan Pastels the get a deeper colour, sprayed again and dried, I then used Imperial Purple Versafine inkpad I second generation stamped the circle type pattern from Tangled Fragments stamp set, you have to heat set Versafine ink before the next step, although it's a permanent ink it's oil based so takes longer to dry, then I stamped my main image from the Sketchy Doodle Landscape set using Onyx Black Versafine inkpad, heat set again and then using the Stampbord tools I scratched highlights into it, once I was happy I stamped my Bliss from the Artistic Affirmation stamp set, dried and scratched here and there to add highlight, I used some wire wool around the edge to add a border and finished off with some iridescent sequins.
This was a very quick and simple card, I just stamped my image using Versamark Inkpad and heat set after applying black detail embossing powder, I coloured the tree using Pan Pastels in various colours using a fine detail tool and then using a sponge I applied various blues and greens to the background, sprayed with hairspray and once dry I stamped my sentiment from the same set, I added some detail around the edge using 3 dots and a dash with a fine tipped black marker, mounted onto some black card before adding it to my card base.
Words of Wisdom
Kraft card base card 6"x6"
A huge thank you to Zoe for writing this brilliant article and for designing these wonderful projects. I hope you have enjoyed it and you are inspired to have a go yourself.