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Saturday, 1 February 2014

It's Saturday...

...and how did you spend yours?

I spent my morning in one of Andy's classes (Pinnacle Crafts) playing with Pan Pastels.

This was what I made...
...using a mix of basic Pan Pastels and the newer metallic ones.
Starting with three colours - Orange Shade, Turquoise and Phthalo Green Shade...

 ...a piece of white smooth card was covered in blended stripes.
To create the background card a square of white smooth card was covered...
...with a blend of Diarylide Yellow Tint, Phthalo Green Tint, Turquoise and Phthalo Green.
Using a black Archival ink pad the angel fish image was stamped onto the striped card...
 ...and to create a reverse image, the fish was stamped onto acetate and then pressed onto the striped card. I used a bone folder to help transfer the image.
Once dry, a parchment eraser pencil was used to create some highlighted areas...
 ...this is one of the benefits of the basic Pan Pastels - until they have been sealed they are erasable.
Both images were then carefully cut out...
...taking care not to smudge the colours.
The fish were then sealed using Crafters Companion...
 ...Spray & Shine. Three coats were used to help enhance the colours...
 ...and small googly-eyes were added to give a bit of fun. The fish image was from a stamp set by Sheena Douglass.
From the same stamp set I used two of the seaweed stamps...
...they were stamped randomly using Versamark and then coloured by gently dragging a sponge loaded with the Copper metallic Pan Pastel. This was then sealed using the spray & shine.
Once dry, the fish were mounted onto the background using 3D foam...
 ...a bit of matt & layering and I had a completed tent-fold card.
We were able to play with some other techniques...
 ...some black CS was covered in Versamark and then covered with Pewter, Light Gold, Rich Gold and Copper before using Versamark on some stamps to "stamp off" some of the Pan Pastel...
 ...gradually building up a scene...
...the clouds and covered bridge stamps...
 ...are from Stampscapes...
...the sheen of the metallic pastels made this quite difficult to photograph well but I think you can get the idea - this is a really great technique.

Once finished this was also sealed with spray & shine.

Thank you Andy for a wonderful class - it was great fun playing with the pastels and trying out new things.............................................................

5 comments:

Lynn Stevens said...

How pretty and great to see the steps it took to get there.
How I'm spending my Saturday, catching up on blogging!
hugs Lynn

She King said...

Love your cards.. The fishes are gorgeous. xxx

Jennie Hart said...

That's gorgeous, you have made me want to get messy :)

Lori said...

Absolutely gorgeous - loved the step by step, too!

My simple life said...

Wow those are amazing, love the house one