You know how we love our Try Day Friday series! Each Friday afternoon on our Facebook page, our concept designer Shannon Smith shares a new technique with you LIVE. Isn’t that so fun? This week Shannon used our Pan Pastels! You can see the video right here. Make sure you leave Shannon a comment and let her know how much you enjoyed the project.
This week, Shannon wanted to give you some basic tips to get started with your Pan Pastels! They are such a fun way to color and really have some amazing results. Fun Stampers Journey sells four sets of the Pan Pastels and several single colors, as well. Shannon takes care to show how to blend, build and highlight in this week’s Try Day Friday.
The Pan Pastel sets come with 3 sponges, a foot, a big and a finger and they all have great purposes and uses. Our Pan Pastels are creamy and blend beautifully. When using the Pan Pastels you will want to use a light hand and then build your color with layers. Don’t worry if you get a little color where you do not want it — you can erase it with an eraser! Isn’t that so great? You don’t need to set the color, after about an hour they are set and ready to go. But, if you’re not able to have the patience, you can set the color with our Journey Heat Gun.
You know we’re in for some fun when we see the Petals Wall Embossing Folder! Shannon started the card with an embossed panel of Whip Cream Cardstock and brushed over it Pan Pastels, making sure to use a light hand.
Another Whip Cream Cardstock Panel was used to stamp with Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink Pad with the Dance Life stamp set. This is where the beautiful layering, blending and highlighting of the Pan Pastels happens. The dress becomes so lifelike and beautiful once Shannon combined three lovely shades of blue.
The dress isn’t the only spot for beautiful layering with the Pan Pastels! The skin tone of the dancer is a perfect way to customize the stamp – using the realistic skin tone (and hair color!) that matches your inspiration.
Supplies Used: Pan Pastels|Whip Cream Cardstock|Petals Wall Embossing Folder|Pool Play Cardstock|Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink Pad|Black Licorice Satin Ribbon|Black Licorice Cardstock|Whip Cream Journey Thread|Journey Sequins Blue Skies|Celebration Buttons|Sparkle Silk|Dance Life Stamp Set
With all of the beautiful colors and soft blending, Shannon kept the embellishments minimal and the effect is stunning!