Years and years ago I bought some chalks to use on my scrapbookpages. I never really liked them and didn't use them much, just to color edges and maybe for some stenceling. I still have a box with 9 colors and it looks brand new. So when some of my friends started posting on their blogs about PanPastel and how excited they were about them I thought that they would be just like those chalks and not something for me to use.
Boy, was I wrong! They told me enthusiastic stories about PanPastel and said I had to try them, that I would LOVE them and that once I used them I would want to have them all... they were right!
So here is my first try on PanPastel and YESI LOVE them, and YES I want all the colors now :)
I fist covered a piece of cardstock with book paper and covered it with Gesso. Then I stamped text and images with black Stazon and added a thin layer of Gesso on top of that.
I sprayed at the top of the page with Glimmer Mist (Dragonfly and Key Lime Pie) and let the paint run down. After the paint was dry I added a tissue paper cirkel that was sprayed with Harvest Orange. I used Gel Medium to do that so the sprayed color smeared a little around the edges of the circle and stamped the coffee stain on top. The dot's around the circle are made using Punchanella and distress ink. Then I started adding color using PanPastel. I filled in all the white spaces and also layerd color on top of the glimmer mist and the orange circle.
I randlomly stamped with a texture stamp and Versamark and added more PanPastel which created the darker green texture. The pink dots were made using a stencil and PanPastel. The leafs and the little butterflies were also colored with PanPastel. After adding some Gesso to the poppies I colored them with yellow PanPastel.
PanPastel Colors used: 580.5 Turquoise, 680.5 Bright Yellow green, 430.5 Magenta, 250.5 Diarylide Yellow, 100.5 Titanium White.
What a great product to work with. These pastels are so smooth and the colors so rich and deep. And the special tools made it so easy to use them whether I wanted to color a big area or just a tiny little spot. I could mix them, layer them and erase them. This was only my first try but my mind is spinnig with ideas. I want to try them on different surfaces and combine them with different mediums. I want to learn what else I can do with them. I want, I want, I want.... the only thing I need right now is a little bit of time! :)
Have fun and remember to answer to the knocking of your soul! ;)