Thanks so much for the incredible response to my guest spot at Sizzix... I really appreciate all of your comments and emails about that! For today's post, I've used Pan Pastels to color this art journal page. Kim is going to be stocking Pan Pastels over the weekend at Eclectic Paperie, and I will be teaching an online class using them early in February.
Today I'm linking to Art Journal Every Day, Frilly and Funkie, and the Wendy Vecchi yahoo group. Frilly & Funkie has a Follow Your Muse theme, and the Wendy challenge calls for at least one of Wendy's stamps and stencils. I used her large alpha background stamp all over the page, inking it randomly, then applied Pan Pastels for color.
I used the negative (frame) part of Wendy's heart stencil, and laid another stencil on top to give my heart texture. I forgot to take a picture at this stage, but here's one I took of an earlier attempt, just so you see what I mean about combining stencils:
I found that particular stencil pattern to be too large for the heart, so I saved that page for scrap and did another one using the small houndstooth pattern. Then I cut a Sizzix Movers & Shapers heart from the scrap page, and rather than use it, I traced around the negative space of it and made a thin hollowed heart frame. I placed it down on the bottom right and used black gelato to trace around it, and put the original piece between the left and right hearts.
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Class content and photos for my class will be up within the next few weeks, and I promise you, you will love what you can do with the Pan Pastels, no matter what your personal style may be!