Have you had a chance to use PanPastel? I had my first opportunity when I received Susan’s Garden Flower Coloring Kit. I have to admit I was a little intimidated at first but I certainly didn’t need to be. PanPastel is very easy to use, the colors blend beautifully and can be applied and mixed like paint with the Sofft tools and applicators.
It didn’t take me long to to start adding more colors to my collection. Let’s just say that I have already filled a second palette tray.
You don’t have to be afraid of making a mistake with Pan Pastel. You can use any eraser to correct a mistake or remove color for highlighting.
It is not necessary to use a fixative with PanPastel but it can be wiped off. I sprayed a final layer of fixative on my leaves after applying and blending the three colors but you can use a light spray in between layers of color to set and isolate them.
Now that I have filled you in on some of the highpoints of PanPastel let me show you step by step how I added three colors to my fall leaves using a Sofft pointed knife and cover.
I applied green pastel to a large portion of the leaf and covered the remaining portion with orange. I applied red oxide over the lower portion of the green and orange and lightly blended the colors. The deep color of the red oxide blended in with the orange and green brought the leaf to life. I used the pointed tip of the tool to add just a hint of red oxide on the upper tips of the leaf.
I created several leaves for my project using the same steps on all of them. I moved the position of the colors around on each leaf so each one would have it’s own individual look and yet still match all the others.
I formed each leaf using my stylus and molding pad to add dimension.
I cut a few branches using kraft cardstock, applied vintage photo ink and then lightly formed with the stylus and molding pad.
I cut a decorative border for the card base and added color to the left side with orange pastel. I applied mounting tape to the back side and attached to the card base.
I attached the branches to the base with glossy accents. I wanted them to look like they were just cut off the tree.
When I had added almost all of the leaves I added a few more bare branches on the right side and the bottom to create a more natural looking arrangement. I added one last large leaf near the top and a few smaller leaves to fill in and complete the design.
I hope my pictures have shown you how easy it is to get beautiful results with PanPastel.
Accessories: Impression Obsession Leaves, Impression Obsession Bare Branch, Impression Obsession Border Duo 2, Pan Pastel Hansa Yellow Shade 220.3, Orange 280.5, Red Iron Oxide 380.5, Sofft Knife and Covers, Sizzix Accessory Tool Kit, Glossy Accents, Double-Sided Foam Mounting Tape, Color Box Stylus, Foam Tip, Metal Adapter Plate, ATG, Big Shot, Teflon Bone Folder, Guillotine Paper Cutter