Sunday, 13 January 2013

New Year/New Technique at PanPastel UK

I don't make new year resolutions but I have promised myself to learn and experiment with more new techniques, so this was a great way to start that promise. This is my DT piece for the New Year/New Technique challenge at PanPastel UK.


I have been experimenting.


You know there is the glue stick resist technique, well it got me thinking could I use a glue stick with panpastels? So this was my experiment into seeing how the pastel would work with the glue, whether it would stick and stay and I have to say I am so pleased with the outcomes, it creates some great textures.


I rubbed a Pritt stick over the card and then gently rubbed PanPastels into it in different greens.
Can you see the very tactile finish it created with some blank spaces in between. I guess that is where there was less glue in places.


The next layer was made using some Tim Holtz stamps and embossing ink again PPs in greens dabbed over the top, five stamps were used here.


Before moving on I sprayed with colourless fixative.


Next I used white acrylic paint watered down and flicked some over the background and also dripped some down over the stamped areas. I also used a white pen to colour in some of the compass.


The young sailor boy is an image from the Graphics Fairy. The saying came with it.

I hope you like this technique, do let me know if you use it so I can come and see what you have done with it. Hopefully you will enter into the PanPastel challenge this week, you don't have to use PPs to be eligible and you could win a started set of pans from 'Your Creativity Store' who are our regular sponsor.

I hope your weekend is going well. Ken and I just about cleared everything out of the craft room yesterday and took the remaining shelves off the walls, (do you remember the ones that just fell off before Christmas?). I want to get it painted this week and Ken is going to get some new plugs and lights in. I ordered new storage from Ikea which is being delivered next Saturday so hopefully Ken will get it installed next Sunday (while I am at my next Andy Skinner workshop) and I can then spend the week after getting everything put back and organised into new homes. I just have this horrible feeling it won't all go back in lol.

Remember creativity isn't just about succeeding, it is about experimenting and discovering.
Have a creative week.


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43 comments:

clare said...

wonderful project and what a great technique! have a good sunday. x

Redanne said...

What a fabulous technique Brenda, I like it so much that I would have left it just at the background stage, it looks so beautiful. I do love PPs and really should use them more, am definitely going to try this out. Your finished project is stunning. Hugs, Anne x

Martina2801 said...

What a brilliant creation, and what a clever technique, Brenda! The result is fantastic. I like the colors and motifs. It all fits together well!
Have a nice sunday, my friend.

Terry said...

Hey there Brenda, you did a fabulous job with the new technique of glue and the PanPastels, just fabulous outcome, love the colors you have played with and the stamps that you have used, what a FABULOUS project wow. Hugs Terry xxxx

Lucy Edmondson said...

What a great technique you have discovered and the finished result is beautiful. The stamping has come out so crisply on the background. It will be lovely to start afresh on your craft room - oh the luxury of having Ikea delivered to your door!

Lucy x

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

This is just wonderful, Brenda. Your textured background is terrific and the colors are just sensational. Love the way you used the stamps and the white gel pen too. I need to branch out more and try different techniques also. You are an inspiration to me!@

Hugs,
Linda

Joan said...

A wonderful technique Brenda,love all the texture and your fab stamping. I also love the wording,I've just been over to Graphic Fairy and grabbed it! The torn strip at the bottom grounds the little boy beautifully. I'm struggling with a card this afternoon,think I'll abandon it and have a go at your technique instead
Joan

Buttons said...

Loud applause and cheering from this part of the country Brenda (listen hard enough you can probably hear it!!) That is truly magnificent. What a great way of resisting your PP's and layering the paint/inks/image. I am in awe! If we keep pushing the boundaries in this way we'll be teaching the manufacturers a thing or two:) Hope all continues to go well with your renovations and you enjoy the Andy Skinner class. Hugs, Jenny x

butterfly said...

Genius resist technique - the pastels look amazing over the glue, wow! And I love how you've created the rest of the card too - the stamps look just wonderful in that dark, matte green, and I love the dribbles and flicks of white.

If I end up seduced by PPs... I going to blame you, Brenda!! Good luck with all the refurbishments.
Alison xx

Sue said...

Oh woooooooooow!! love this Brenda I need to start experimenting more with my pan pastels, I truly love this, I got some lovely wooden A4 boxes from Ikea when I was having my craft room made I have all my different coloured card in there now nice and tidy...(did I say tidy???) LOL huggles hun xxxxxxxx

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

A fabulous resist technique Brenda and the over-stamping is superb.
Thank you for sharing - hugs, Sylvia xx

Claire said...

Gorgeous card Brenda, I love green and you've created such a beautiful background with the green pans and the glue stick, I'll have to give that a try. Good luck with your craftroom, I'm looking forward to seeing it
Claire xx

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi Brenda, great technique! Love the colours and sweet little image too. I agree, you have to play and be creative, life would sure be boring if not lol, hugs Heidi x

Shar said...

Stunning! Love that fabby background!

inkypinkycraft said...

Absolutely gorgeous I love the colours and itis stacked full of gorgeous layers and textures! A wonderful make hugs trace x
Hope you have had a lovely weekend x

Fliss said...

Sorry to be missing lately Brenda but so very glad I was able to come back to see this stunning creation. The resist makes such a fabulous textured background for the stamping and the colours and images are just gorgeous.
A slightly belated Happy New Year and have a great week too.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Terry said...

Brenda, what an awesome technique! The background is gorgeous and I do love those added specks of paint! Well I now know I have to order some PP, so give me an idea as to which colors! Love this card! Have a great evening! Hugs!

Karin said...

gorgeous card, great background and i love the technique you tried!

Ephemera said...

WOW Brenda, what a fantastic technique using the glue stick. Gorgeous textures, crisp stamping and beautiful colours have created a beauty of a card. Xx

2amscrapper said...

Love the background technique and what you put on top of it. Been there, done that with shelves falling. My room needs a total overhaul.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow Brenda, a gorgeous card. The background is outstanding.

Sue C said...

Fabulous card Brenda, love the pan pastel and glue effect. Sue C x

Von said...

Wow Brenda the texture looks like you have slapped on the oil paints LOVE it :)
Von ♥

catherine said...

This is so beautiful Brenda. Love the layout and all the stamping. Sounds like your going to have a lovely new craft room soon
x catherine

Mrs.B said...

Hi Brenda, This has created a fabulous background, love the texture and shading of the greens.
Good Luck with the Craft Room makeover, look forward to seeing some pics.
Avril xx

Buttons said...

Back in my official capacity! Thanks so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie this time (small squeal!!) You have really aced it with this project. Hugs, Jenny x

Gillian .... said...

Wonderful textures and colours Brenda to this project, love it loads. Look forward to seeing pics of the new look room ... enjoy your AS workshop:) xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

wow GORGEOUS Brena! ANd thank you so much for sharing this great tip!

* Shaz * said...

Fabulous project

Thank you for joining in the Joanna Sheen challenge
Good luck in the draw

Hugs Shaz

Lorraine said...

That's brilliant. It looks just fabulous and well done on that technique. Love it.

Samantha Read said...

Wonderful Brenda, I love how everything you create is so full of life :) xxx

Paper Profusion said...

I've never heard of the glue resist technique so this is hugely educational! Fantabulous result! It will be a joy to have a brand new craft room. Nicola x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Hi Brenda, fabu,ous technique and your background is very eye catching and a onderful backdrop for your image. Thanks so much for joining in the Simin Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Junibears said...

I love what you've done with this piece Brenda! Hugs xx

Junibears said...

I love what you've done with this piece Brenda! Hugs xx

coco said...

Hello Brenda, I didn't know the glue resist technique, thank you very much for this great tutorial with both Panpastels and resist ! i looks wonderful, I really love your creation, fabulous !!! Coco x

Marjie Kemper said...

Ooooh, it's gorgeous! How clever to try the glue resist with the PPs. LOVE your outcome... the layers are amazing!

Juls said...

wow!! what a fabulous way of using pan pastals, will have to give that a try!! such a gorgeous work of art, thank you for the inspiration! Hugs Juls

Ellie Knol said...

LOVE it!

Wendy said...

Absolutely fabulous Brenda...Thanks for joining us at Joanna Sheen challenge.
Wendy xx

Yvonne Garner said...

Just seeing this Brenda! Hoping I haven't tossed all my glue sticks out as I would really like to give this a go. Thanks for the inspiration. Have a great rest of the week. Best, Yvonne

nefertiti said...

Wow! great background!!!!

Anita Houston said...

Pinning this beauty! Love the layers and the green is gorgeous!