Hello everyone, thanks for stopping by on this weekend.
Last month I won some pan pastels from a drawing on the wonderful Marjie Kemper's blog and I was so excited. I haven't been able to really sit down and use them until the other day. I was thrilled to pieces to have won them because I have wanted to try pan pastels for a very long time. They are a little pricey so I put it off.
I decided that I wanted to work in my Dyan Reaveley art journal and do a two page spread. Since I have never used them before I decided that I better go online and research them a bit prior to using them.
The first thing I did was cover some of my journal pages with Tim Holtz tissue paper and tissue tape.
Then I wanted something to give my page some dimension so I used Liquitex modeling paste and a stencil.
I started with some make-up sponges and covered my page with a few of the pan pastels colors. These go on so smooth and the color is amazing
I then added some red color to the modeling paste stencil area and also added some stenciling here and there by using versamark ink and dabbing on more of the same colors
Lastly I added some black stenciling and some Dina Wakley and Donna Downey journaling words and some tissue tape
I also added a bit of white paint and went around the entire edge with red pan pastel
I'm not sure if this page is quite done yet but this is where I stopped for now. I really love the way it looks but I almost feel like it needs something more. Maybe something will come to me eventually, sometimes these pages just need to "sit" for awhile and I revisit them later