Did you know that Faber-Castell Pastel Pencils are yet another fabulous coloring tool AND they work on dark colored cardstock? When receiving in new products I like to experiment and after doing the post on the Metallic Gelatos it occurred to me that perhaps the Pastel Pencils would look good on black cardstock as well. I was SO excited to see the results and am thrilled to share a few projects with you. I tried to change up the look of each project just a little so that if you like shabby/vintage more than contemporary you would be able to get a feel for how it would relate to these different styles. So let's begin!
The title of my post is a play on the new Memory Box stamps called Gorgeous Blooms - these truly are beauties when colored!
Begin by coloring the image using #193 as shown above.
Add a little #226 and blend the colors with the foam blending tool in the Essential Tools Kit.
To add even more depth I then added some white pastel #101. Once again blend the colors with the blending tool. I have "allocated" different corners on my blending foam for each different color family so that I don't muddy my colors. I also found that I could remove excess pastel from my blending tool by rubbing it on a soft cloth.
I love the coloring on these blooms.
Next I tried embossing with Adirondack powders in various colors.
My last tip for today is to answer the question how I create some of my die cut embellishments. Today I secured four different patterned Lilybee papers to a piece of cardstock. Make certain to avoid placing adhesive along your sewing lines. Then stitch.
Next apply Be Creative (Sookwang) adhesive to Craft-a-Board. Remove the Sookwang backing and adhere your decorative paper to the Craft-a-Board. The beauty of the deep Sizzix dies is that you can easily cut through these layers! I have used Tim's new Movers and Shapers Mini Hearts die to create the cut out in the center of this patterned design. I have reserved the darling little heart for a future post ;-D
This yellow bloom was colored using #106, #109 and #101.
Tip: If you do not have time to allow your project to sit and are worried about the Pastels rubbing off I do recommend the Krylon Matte Finish Spray. Be certain to go outside when spraying this product - I don't want anyone getting sick!
The beauty of these Pastel pencils is that they work like magic on dark cardstock, BUT they also are beautiful on light cardstock. Yes, I have been working on a project together with one of my colleagues that I am REALLY excited about for our April Newsletter and we use the Pastel pencils on light colored cardstock. So if you haven't signed up to get our newsletter please do. We are hoping to have this project ready for it!
Thank you for once again visiting the CLASSroom and I hope you leave inspired to pull out some dark cardstock and your PITT Pastel pencils!
accessories: Faber-Castel Essentials Tool Kit and PITT Pastel Pencils - Neutral, Red/Yellow and Blue/Green; Krylon Matte Finish Spray, Martha Stewart Diamond Fence Punch and Bakers Twine, Memory Box Hot Pink Pearls, Tim Holtz Movers & Shapers Mini Hearts and Base Tray, Silver Pearl Embossing Powder, Adirondack Embossing Powders