Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Pan Pastels

Last Sunday, my friend Lynne and I finally got around to playing with Pan Pastels.
In the December 2012 issue of the Craft Stamper  is an easy and fun Masterclass for Pan Pastels.
We did the five techniques shown onto large tags.

Tonight I decided to do a journal page using all five techniques we learnt.

This was a quick and relaxing page to create. The hardest part was choosing which colours to use...they are all yummy!
These Pan Pastels have been sitting in my cupboard. and forgotten. Not any more!
Have you re discovered any art supplies forgotten about?

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Stampotique - Use Text

This journal page is my entry for Stampotique challenge SDC88 to use text.

I sprayed a few colours of ink sprays for background. Adhered some left over stamped strips. Some of it has alpha text. Next added some strips of washi tape and torn ,scrunched text tissue paper.
 Applied gesso and gelatos to the strips of paper.

Paper pieced 'Eric' by stamping first onto scrap card and then onto a dictionary page.

Spider wings coloured with gelato and outlined with a pitt pen.
Stamped a Stampotique postcard stamp randomly on the background.
Stampotique 'Wee Owl' is so cute...had to have a family of five :)

Doodled a frame around page with black pitt pen and grey gelato.

Gelatos Canvas

I recently purchased a set of Gelatos in 28 yummy colours. These are not edible!
They are luscious acid free pigment sticks. They glide on creamy vibrant colour and blend beautifully with or without water.

I was inspired by Jill Foster's gorgeous canvas and fun tutorial on utube

My canvas is done in a fun Steampunk theme. I used the same background technique as Jill,. but used black ink for stamping  instead of colour. 

Loving these stamps! The lady is my favourite. She is part of a new collage stamp from Papermania Urban Stamps. The others are a close second from Kaszazz.

Added some metal.

Another close up.

Thank you for taking the time to visit and your comments are appreciated :)