Thursday, 12 June 2014
Pan Pastel backgrounds
Today's cards are both made with a pan pastel background I love using these, as they blend beautifully and you can get some lovely colour combinations.
The first card is the one I did for the TV show using the lovely Morning Has Broken set and the Flyaway Tree Branch
I used linen card for this (which always gives a slightly strange effect when I scan it, but looks really nice in real life!!)
Blend a variety of colours over the card, I used green for the ground, blue in the sky and pink, purple and yellow along the middle.
I put them on in rough 'splodges' then blended them all together
Once I was happy with that, I stamped the branch with versa mark and very gently went over that with a darker green - this sticks to the ink and makes the branch show up very nicely.
All the work with the pan pastels is now complete, so I fixed it. I have got a proper pastel fixative, but I am told hairspray works too.
Once that has dried, the rest is stamped with black archival ink
The second card is done in the same way. just using different stamps.
This time I did pan pastel grasses, but also did some stamped grasses over the top too
Hope you like them
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