Saturday, May 3, 2014

Playing With Pan Pastels

Happy Saturday!

I recently ordered some new Hero Arts stamps, from their Starry Nights release and catalog, and couldn't wait to play with them! There are lots of new floral images in this release and I am so happy about that! With the new trends gearing toward more graphic images, I've been missing playing with flowers!

I also received some Pan Pastels and oh, is this medium ever fun! I've been watching Jill Foster in her videos and I love what I've been learning from her! She is so talented! Here is a link to her You Tube channel. She designs for Penny Black and her videos are called, PB&J. If you haven't subscribed to it yet, you really should!

Anyway, I've only played a little bit with the Pan Pastels and I definitely need more practice. The technique I used is like magic but I need to work on getting a better, more smooth coverage.


 I first brushed on a layer of the Hansa Yellow color:
 


Then I stamped the gorgeous floral image from a set called, Antique Gratitude Bouquets, in VersaMark:


You can barely see the stamped image until you do the next step, which is where the magic happens!

 
I brushed on another layer, this time in Permanent Red, and Viola! The floral image appears and it is so cool!


I then stamped a sentiment from the same set and added a couple of tiny, white, bird die-cuts, along with some white dots with a gel pen. I'm excited to learn more about this fun medium and I'm looking forward to using them on other cards and in my art journal too!

Hope you're having a fabulous Saturday! The sun is shining here for the first time in seven days - yup, that's right, we had seven straight days of cloudy, rainy weather. I can actually (finally) see some buds on the trees and my peonies have started to pop up out of the garden - yay! I'm really looking forward to getting out in the yard and gardens this year!

Thanks so much for your visit! ♥

30 comments:

Betty said...

gorgeous card Barb - the pastels look wonderful - just what I need - something else to play with :-)

joy said...

beautiful, Barb! I loved Jill's video using this technique and your card looks just as nice as hers! I have resisted the pan pastels because they are a bit pricey for my budget. But, I am lovin' the way they look. :)

CinnamonSally said...

Wow this is gorgeous Barb, I have not tried Pan Pastels but I love the effect. I may have to get some!!

scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Barb
Beautiful palette, and your hydrangeas Pop, as you say like magic.
Adding the White birds adds a little interest, it is a great card.
Smiles:)
Sue

Tracey McNeely said...

Wow this is so gorgeous Barb, beautiful blending!

Lynn said...

So glad the sun in shining Barb. Your card is absolutely stunning!

Sarah Gray said...

Amazing technique....I have just bought some gelatos and now I am thinking I need the pastels too :) Your card is beautiful - love that new stamp!

Donna B. said...

Gorgeous card Barb! I love the tone on tone effect!

Shirley said...

I am waiting for my pastels to get here. This is an awesome tutorial and the card is gorgeous! Love it!

pcm said...

awesome!

Dawn Turley said...

Fabulous Barb. I've been watching Jill's videos and love this magic trick with the pan pastels. You've one an awesome card here.

Leni said...

I really love the result you achieved with this technique!

Lin said...

Beautiful, Barb! Love the new flower and must look into these pan pastels!

Pam W Merwin said...

AMAZING, Barb! Love this technique ~ will have to give it a try :)

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

WOW!! What an amazing card! I've never tried, must look it up!
Hugs, Karin
ps. it's a deal - no more winter (-:

Brenda said...

Hi Barb! Love your card, love it , love it! I watched her video too two days ago as I have a set of 6 Pan Pastels that I am dying to use. So I think I might try a quick card now. One question, did you fix yours with a fixative afterwards? I would hate that "ink" to rub off. Hugs, B xx

Lucille K said...

Beautiful card. I had not heard of Pan Pastels and am intrigued. TY for turning me on to this medium :)

Barb Ghig said...

Really gorgeous card, Barb! I'm a big fan of Jill and her videos, and I know she would be tickled pink to see what you've created! Thanks for walking us through your technique, too...I love to seeing the magic of how the flower appeared at the end...so pretty! And, I love your choice of colors, too!

Pam said...

Gorgeous card! I need to give these a try.

Amy Lou said...

I love this technique. I tried it right away and it worked like magic! Thank you for sharing it!

Greta said...

Beautifully done, Barb--just stunning! I almost gave in & ordered the Pan Pastels after watching Jill's last video, but not really in the budget so I'm being good--LOL! I'm in the middle of a card using some of my chalks, so hopefully that will satisfy for now.

donna mikasa said...

Oh my, Barb! It looks like you've found your new medium to work magic with! I love how your card turned out and can't wait to see more! Thanks for the great tutorial, too!

Marina Hutflies said...

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Mynn xx said...

Super duper love this! It's totally PINNED! :) HUGS and have a great rest of the week! Mynn xx

Cindy C. said...

Wow that's how you did it?! It's amazing!! The results are so beautiful, and the technique so fun!!

Robin K. said...

Wow! Thanks for your photo tutorial- that technique really is like magic!!! Love seeing the new HA stamps in action! I always associate you and Lin with flowers- glad there are some good ones in this release:). We're finally seeing some sunshine and buds here too!!!!

Laura B. said...

Oh my goodness!! This is so gorgeous, Barb!! I can't believe I've never heard of these pan pastels!! I must live under a rock! I think I need to get some of these like yesterday!!! This looks so amazing. Now I need to go and watch Jill's videos, too!

Martha said...

OH, Barb, this is one STRIKING card! I love the pretty flowers & the fabulous pan pastel color! The white details & the one rounded corner are the perfect finishing touches! Well done!

So glad you finally got some sun! ♥

Virginia Lu said...

Gorgeous cards, Barb! I had seen Jill using these Pan Pastel...now you are convincing me to get them! The colors and shine are amazing! TFS!

Nat said...

I was wondering how you made this card. I will have to try out the pan pastles. stunning card Barb! :)