The Crafty Nurse here with a Project of the Week here at The House that Stamps Built. Today I’m bringing you a super easy technique using Pan Pastel’s, which if you are not familiar are great pans of gorgeous chalky color.
For this project the supplies I used are:
Pan Pastel’s in Green’s and Blues
Soft Applicator Sponges
Smooth Bristol Paper
Repeat Impressions Stamps of your choice, I used: Nature’s Quartet 8506-U
I began by cutting a piece of smooth bristol paper into 4.25 by 4.25 pieces and treated it with an antistatic bag.
I then placed a light application of blue pan pastel chalk over the entire surface of the bristol paper.
I inked up the “Nature’s Quartet” with Versmark…
and stamped it onto the paper coated with the first layer of Pan Pastel’s.
After making sure your Versamark is dry, apply a darker hue over the stamped image. This provides excellent contrast to your image picking up only in the areas of the stamped image. Don’t be afraid to use different colors as the Pan Pastel’s mix very well. For example, try a yellow base layer with red over your stamped image. If you have the metallic pan pastel’s, you can start with gold, then layer over with any other color for a metallic hue.
I chose to use a diagonal pattern when applying the darker hues. I did one corner in darker green and the opposite in darker blue.
To finish off I sprayed a pastel fixative but if you don’t have that you can use hair spray.
That’s all there is to it! For my finished card, I added a little bit of washi tape as a frame and embossed my center wood leaf with versmark and Stampendous powder. I love altering my wooden embellishments.
I hope you enjoyed this super easy tutorial and break out some of those Pan Pastels you’ve been hoarding!
Hope you’ll join us on Wednesday for the Photo Inspiration Challenge. I know you’ll love it!
The Crafty Nurse