Over the weekend I decided to get to know my PanPastels better. I wanted to make some of the velvety smooth, color intense backgrounds that they can achieve.
I used the pastels with embossing ink with stencils or rubber stamps. I double stamped the images on the orange ATC, first with embossing ink and clear embossing powder then with black Staz-On over the clear embossing. This was followed by adding details with white paint. The next layer was a coat of Prima's Color Bloom Spray in Pearl White.
I had read that using the Color Bloom Spray over the PanPastel would set the pastel. I'm not sure if this is true, because I think I just made a sticky mess. I let the cards dry over night and they were still sticky to the touch, which I combated with a layer of matte gel medium. I added the embellishments with the gel medium.
Here is my result of my playing around. The first image shows how I stamped over the resist image. This one was a bit further off than I intended, but I wanted to show doubled image.
Then the finished cards.
The stamps I used are from the Five Nostalgic Couples from Rubber Dance.
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