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Pan Pastels over White Velvet – who knew!

OK one small thought has led to a new favourite technique.  I’ve bought some Pan Pastels and have yet to really use them, I also had some beautiful soft white Velvet Cardstock (which I’ve been hoarding) from The Paper Temptress – I figured I’d play with both and WOW what amazing results, the velvet card is made for these beauties! 

What I used:

  • Cardstock from The Paper Temptress
    White Velvet Card
    Heavy Weight Clear Vellum
    Lagoon Mica Card
    Sno Cone Pop Tones Card
    Amethyst Mica Card
    Epic Black Thick Columns
    Ribbon – Olive Green
  • Stamps from:
    Darkroom Door – Thinking of you from String Sentiments set
    Hero Arts – Delicate Blossoms
    Unity Stamps – Fly free with me
  • Pan Pastels: Ultramarine Blue (+ shade), Violet (+ Tint),  Turquoise Tint, Pthalo Green, Permanent Red, Diarylide Yellow and Bright Yellow Green (+ Shade)
  • Marvy Markers in blues, greens and purples applied with Aquawash brush
  • StampIt Ultra fine black embossing powder
  • Judikins Eclipse Tape (masking tape) to create frame edges
  • Flower Soft: stems, glue and colours Lilac and Lavender
  • Archival Ink Pad – Jet Black
  • Versamark Watermark Ink Pad
  • Workable Fixative
  • Viva Pearl Pen: Black
  • Stickles: Distress Crushed Olive, Distressed Bundled Sage and Star Dust

What I did:Floral Thinking of You

  1. Mask off area to be coloured using Eclipse tape – I tore mine in half and put the torn edges towards the centre to make it more interesting.
  2. Stamp images in Archival ink or Versamark ink and emboss.
  3. Colour butterflies using waterbrush and waterbased markers – I scribbled the markers on plastic and then dipped tip of waterbrush in to pick up colour, then used it as ‘paint’.
    Colour the poppies using Pan Pastels – I used the tip of the triangle soft tool to apply the colour.
  4. Using flat surface of triangle soft tool tip, colour around the stamped images with Pan Pastel – applying several colours and blending directly on cardstock.
  5. Spray with Workable Fixative to set Pan Pastels.
  6. Add text and embellishments.
  7. Layer onto complimentary card stocks.

Things to note:

  1. MUST use permanent ink to stamp on this card, the Archival worked beautifully, unfortunately the Versafine refused to dry even after 48 hours.  I would recommend testing your ink on a scrap piece of velvet card before stamping your project.
  2. Embossing was beautiful, for whatever reason, not a stray speck sticks to this card – adheres only on the inked areas +++
  3. Another one for the unusual effect box – when I used the Glossy accents over the Pan Pastel coloured Poppies as it dried it cracked!!!  NO I did not use crackle accents by mistake – unexpected but interesting – only happened on the velvet card which I coloured with Pan Pastels – the butterflies were done with water-coloured markers and the GA didn’t crack on this!!!!!

Here are a few close up images, so you can admire the creamy beautiful White Velvet card – mmmmm feels like soft smooth buttery leather almost!

Kate P.

Flower soft sprigsPoppt coated in glossy accentsbutterflybeautiful white velvet card

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