I'm here with my latest post for the 'Premium Craft Brands' design team
My PanPastels hadn't come out very often before I joined the design team so I've taken the opportunity to play play play and see what they can really do !!
I have quite a distinct acrylics painting style and know how I like my pages to look and was curious as to whether I could produce something equally pleasing with a completely different material......
I started by layering dry PanPastel with the sponge applicators to get a smooth all over blended coverage
I then scraped some of the pastel dust onto a craft mat and mixed with water to produce a pigmented watercolour paint and then began painting in my circles and shading
I stamped the fabulous Tim Holtz butterfly onto my page and then went over it with the PanPastel paint that I had made and my ranger fudeball black gel pen. I wanted a rougher more sketchy look to my butterfly to match in with my page. To add some gold highlights I picked up the pastel with a dry brush and brushed it over my butterfly and areas of my page to give it some shimmer.
I'm really pleased with the results and I hope today's post inspired you to give PanPastels a try, I'm going to certainly keep playing and see what else I can come up with
Bright and painty hugs