I had a proper play over the Easter weekend with my PanPastels. I've had them for ages now, but have never really gone beyond the dust and dab stage. This is what I came up with.
I wanted to try some stamping and colouring, so I started by putting some blues and greens down on my watercolour paper, then stenciling through my Paper Artsy stencils.
Some more stenciling, then lots of stamping using PA stamps, Versamark and PanPastels.
Next I wanted to try colouring, so I scraped a bit of the PP's into their lids and added a little water.
My silver and gold had had a rough time in transit so had quite a lot of breakage. I used some of this to make quite a thick paste.
They paint on really nicely, and the metallic have a beautiful shimmer, just like a real metallic paint.
As I was in an experimental mood I wanted to tint some Grunge Paste rather than colouring it when it was dry.
A little paint goes a long way lol.
Apparently it's just like icing a cake (no of course I can't ice cakes!) I just spread it on with a palate knife then made 'bark like' marks with a cocktail stick. I added Onxyite Treasure Gold when it was dry.
You can see the painted PP's here.
And the metallic ones...
Then the sun decided to come out so I took another photograph just 'cos I could.
I'm entering this into the Pan Pastel challenge, Spring Colours,
Paper Artsy which is Grunge Paste,
That's Crafty gold and silver,
and the new challenge blog Stamps and Stencils anything goes, and
Art Journal Journey where we need to illustrate a poem or quotation.
Hope you like it, and thanks very much for looking x