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!


Lindsey said...

These are so amazing, Lee!

Bibi Lindahl said...

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

Jessi Fogan said...

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