Thursday, 7 June 2012

Pan Pastel Taster Day

Well today was fun, we had a taster day with the pan pastel trial kits.  In the morning session we got the Black (800.5) and the Burnt Sienna Shade (740.3) with various Sofft tools and the afternoon session was the brights, Permanent Red (340.5) and Diarylide Yellow (250.5), except some kits had Hansa Yellow (220.5) in as a substitute.  Anyway we were given both kits in the morning to play with all day!!!!

Maz and I met up with Neet and her friend Lorraine.

And this is me, Neet and Lorraine.

And this obviously is all four of us together!!!

So can you guess where we are yet?  This is Dy laughing at Neet and Lorraine.

This is Maz deliberating which stamp to use.

And now Neet deliberating too.  This was because Dy let us play with all the colours in her Dylusion ink sprays, all the stencils, all her Dylusion and Dina Wakely stamps, including the new ones out, and her set of 20 pan pastels.  So, as you can imagine, we had lots to go at.  So I will apologise in advance because I can't remember the exact colours I used for each make.

This tag was created with three of the sprays, a green, an orange and a yellow. A layer of a yellow shade of pan pastel, stamping in perfect medium and the same yellow over the top.  Some parts of the same stamps were stamped in black archival.  The main Stampotique image was stamped in archival.  The words were stamped on a separate piece of card, cut out and stuck on.

These three tags were created using the ink sprays for the background, stamping in  perfect medium and going over the images with different colours of pan pastels.

These two tags were all pan pastels.  Various shades of greens for the left and a blue, purple and magenta for the right.  Again the images were stamped in perfect medium.

Pink, purple and blue ink was used to create the background, the images were stamped in perfect medium and Black (800.5) pan pastel was used to lift the images. 

Purple and magenta pan pastels were used for the background, stamped in perfect medium and a blue was used to lift the main image, purple was used for the others.

For this one I just used the one colour, Burnt Sienna Shade (740.3).  It was amazing to see how many different shades you can get from one colour depending how it was used.

This background was created with a couple of green pan pastels and perfect medium.

This background was created with spray inks and perfect medium.  Black (800.5) pan pastel was used to lift the images.

And I couldn't go all that way without buying anything now could I!!!

I had a thoroughly enjoyable day.  It was great to meet up and craft with Maz, Neet and Lorraine.

** A couple of things I'd like to share.  Get the proper sponges, they really do make a difference.  Use Perfect Medium as opposed to Versamark or another brand of clear ink pad.  As Dy pointed out, Perfect Medium was made to take the Perfect Pearls!! **


...the yorkshire fox... said...

...well it looks you gals had a fabby ole time creating together...super duper tags loaded with colour & inkiness...loVe your take aways too!...Mel :)

Deborah said...

It sounds a brilliant day, Sam. I am quite green with envy (good job you like green LOL).

baileyrosy said...

Hi Sam I am so jealous !!! I wish I could have been there, looks like you had a great time. I bought a load of PPs when I was in the UK and I love them. Yesterday I received my dylusions inks and stamps and I am so happy. You created some beautiful pieces here just fabulous.

Take care


Neet said...

You made some fab stuff Sam - I never got chance to look at it earlier. Great day - when's the next one we are having?
Hugs, Neet xxx

Marianne said...

Looks like a lot of fun and you bought a lot of nice stuff!! Very nice cards and tags you have made; you were very productive. Hugs, Marianne

downrightcrafty said...

oh looks fun, I got my little kit, I got the burnt umber and black with the bits, they have gone fishing today so I am going to have a play

love your creations and a great new header by the way

Hugs Kate x

Toni said...

Well I wasn't there in the morning (and almost wasn't in the afternoon) But I really enjoyed the second pan pastel lesson.
I kind of look like I've got sideburns in the back of that picture of Maz.
I'm glad the photo I took of you four came out ok.

Craftgirl said...

Wish I could have been there. Great photos.

Carol x

Moonrose said...

It looks like you had a really fun day. I think I would have done a lot of 'deliberating' with so much choice - lol

Sue said...

Looks like you had a fab day Sam and made some wonderful stuff. Thanks for the tip about using Perfect Medium, I shall give that a try now that you've led me down the slippery path of PP's lol x

Chris said...

Looks like you all had a great time. Love all that you made.

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