Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Playing with Pastels

For November's club projects we played with the pastel chalks and made the following two cards.

For this first card we used the Lovely as a Tree stamp. For this card we first stamped the tree image in Sahara Sand. Then we used Q-Tips to add the pastels all over the tree - trying to make it as ugly as we could. Once the tree is all colored then use the stamp-a-ma-jig to restamp the tree using chocolate chip or basic brown. You need to be sure the line up the image just right - or it will end up looking like a hologram :)

The technique used for this card was popping pastels. The image is first stamped in Versamark and then using sponge daubers and the pastels - dab the color over the image and the Versamark picks up the color. It is a really pretty affect. I love it with this image. When I originally tried it I used a yellow for the dove - but then a couple people used blue for the dove and I liked that so much more.

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