Sunday, 13 January 2013

Pan Pastel Challenge - New Year new Technique

Hi everyone,

Thanks for all your lovely comments on my blog I really do love reading them so please keep them coming :D

This week the theme on Pan Pastels challenge blog is New Year New Technique... I am very interested at the moment in making different textures with my pastels.. my journal page from the last channel mixed it with gesso so this week i wondered if they would be washable if I mixed them with texture medium!!

So I used a fabric stamp pad (versacraft i believe) and the "under the sea Mae" stamps set and had a go. It was super simple. I literally just used the end of my palette knife to lightly scrape the top of my pan pastel to drops some pigment into my mixing pallete, then adding a bit of textile medium and mixed them till a solid colour.. then used a small paintbrush to colour. I added a darker colour to add some shading too. 

I am really pleased with how this came out! I have washed it and it stayed in place but I wouldn't recommend hoping it will last on everyday clothes that get worn time and time again but how fab would it be for personalized birthday or photo shoot items??

Dont forget to pop over to The pan pastel challenge blog to see what the rest of the design team made and to link us your entry!

Pastels available from  Your Creativity Store
Stamps from Crafty Boots
Textile medium from art store


  1. That is fab! What a great idea and I love those stamps. You've done a grand job lovely. Take care Zo xx

  2. Wow what a clever idea and sooooo pretty! Love it
    Claire xx

  3. Great that the pans mixed so well with the medium and washed too. A fabulous project Tracie.
    Hugs Brenda xox