Thursday, July 24, 2014

Together Artist Trading Cards


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.


 Thanks for stopping by!

3 comments:

Lindsey said...

These are so amazing, Lee!

Bibi at Rubber Dance said...

Love them, Lee! Thank you for using my stamps in such a cool way! :-)))
xox

Jessi Fogan said...

Such intense colours - these are gorgeous! Did you dye the flowers too? I love 'em :)