Followers

Thursday, 4 October 2012

An Introduction to PanPastels

Hi, sorry I have not posted for a few days, but you know how busy things can be.....
The good news is that yesterday was my first (of many) workshop with PanPastels..I do hope that the 19 crafters who joined me enjoyed it as much as I did.
Have you used the Pans yet? Here are a few reasons why I love them...
They are mixable and come in a wide range of colours....with a colour Tint having white added and a colour Shade having black added. 
A large area can be covered quickly and blended beautifully.
They are pure pigment and are low dust.
They can be easily erased and combine well with other art and craft materials. 
After a short demonstration we made this card, using the Open Flower Stamp from Hobby Art.
 
 
The background was first stamped with VersaMark and the Pans then applied over the top. The ribbon was also coloured with the Pans. The topper was completely covered with colour, stamped with Versafine ink then the colour was rubbed out from inside the image. Dewdrops were added with Glossy Accents.
 

The second card was made by masking off the top and bottom of the card. The Pans were then applied in gentle strokes across the area..at this point I must mention the my card of choice is the IndigoBlu perfect stamping card, it is great with the Pans, with FlitterGlu and Flakes and ProMarkers (will add an extra card using these below) ..the flower was stamped as before.... The sentiment is from the Hobby Art Friends stamp plate... CS043D.
 

Here as promised is a quick make, using the stamp, ProMarkers and the Stamping card....hope you like it. 
Thanks for dropping by...Jo. X 

16 comments:

  1. Great cards Jo I'm sure your ladies had a Fab time x

    ReplyDelete
  2. Fab cards Jo I'm sure they all had a fab time xxx

    ReplyDelete
  3. Beautiful cards Jo. Wish I was close enough to go to one of your Pan Pastels workshops. I have quite a few now, but don't use them much, as I'm still not that confident with them. I just need to be brave I think! xx

    ReplyDelete
  4. Jo these are beautiful cards, I'm a huge fan of the pans, I just love them! The versatility the colours the ease of use etc etc etc! Here's my blog http://zoeblingcards.blogspot.co.uk/

    ReplyDelete
  5. Still haven't tried these.....and want to badly what colours would you recommend to kick off with Jo......And they are all fab cards xxxx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Bernie, it is always good to start of with 3 colours that tone well together. I find that if I choose colours that I like (we all have colours that we use more than others) I will use them more. I bought a pastel set to start of with, it is always good to get a black and white to blend with....be warned you still Need more and more....see you soon. X

      Delete
  6. Fabulous cards Jo! So sad I couldn't be there! X

    ReplyDelete
  7. I have been looking at Pan Pastels recently and these cards convince me even more that I need to have some, great results
    Ruth x

    ReplyDelete
  8. looks like you've been having fun. love all the cards they are brill. ive never used pan pastels but would love to if only i can stop buying sparkles lol emma xx

    ReplyDelete
  9. Hi Jo ... great cards here. I agree with you about the Pans! I love 'em! Sounds like you had a great workshop it's good to pass on our skills when we can.
    Thanks for joining my blog ... I've found you too!

    Eileen xxx

    ReplyDelete
  10. These are lovely.I really must check out these Pan pastels.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Hi Jo, found you via Eileen G's blog, so a new follower. She has been a good blog friend and mentor to me since I started blogging nearly 2 years ago. You've got some lovely cards here, I was persuaded to buy the pans by Eileen, and they are fabulous to work with, but must try and get them out more and have a play. Pop over to my blog if you get 5 minutes. Dee x

    ReplyDelete
  12. so so pretty i ove them all, i realy like the delicate feel to them

    ReplyDelete
  13. Hellooooooo I found you!

    HUGS

    Clare IndigoBlu DT.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Clare, so glad you have found me, it is good to see you. Hugs. X

      Delete
  14. What beautiful cards. Have just recently bought some pans (cos everyone was talking about them and of course I needed them lol). Just looking at your blog has inspired me, will be following you from now on. Thank you x

    ReplyDelete