Sunday, 3 February 2013

Animals at PanPastel UK

I really seem to be in experimental mode since the new year and have been playing with the PanPastels to create mixed-media backgrounds. This one includes PanPastels, glue stick, gesso, pens and inks.


1. Stencilled embossing ink through brick wall mask and blended reds and brown PPs over.
2. Rubbed top portion with Pritt stick and rubbed various colours of greens, blues and white over.
3. Heat dried top portion then scratched through the thicker areas where the glue is and rubbed small amounts of yellow, dark blue, red and mauve over.
4. Sprayed with colourless fixative.


5. Gave everything a coat of Maimeri acrylic gesso wash and heat dried.
6. Stencilled embossing ink through two mask and blended PPs over.
7. Sprayed with colourless fixative.
8. Used black and white pens to highlight shapes from the masking.


9. Stamped cats, branches and text in black archival ink. Used black pens to extend the branches and twigs and to give more depth to the silhouette cats.

(Before)

(After)

Hope to see you over at the PanPastel challenge blog and if you enter you could be in with a chance of winning a trial set of pans from Your Creativity Store.

Have fun creating and learning new things.


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45 comments:

artwolf2009 said...

a wonderful compositiion, love the light tones

Ephemera said...

Beautiful, the soft shabby chic and textured background is the perfect foil for those feline friends. Have a great Sunday. xx

Cheryl said...

oh hun I too have been playing with making different backgrounds its just so much fun,and yours is just amazing hun love,it to bits,and love those cats hugs Cherylxxxxx

Buttons said...

Loving how you are creating these amazing backgrounds Brenda. So much depth and interest in this and then the perfect silhouette on top. The little red blooms make such a difference too. Hugs, Jenny x

Redanne said...

Hi Brenda, I am really enjoying your experimental mode, this is fabulous! Love how you created all that texture, some really interesting ideas to try and remember. Love the cats. Hugs, Anne x

Suzi B said...

Gorgeous ... I pinned it! love the mixed media background and the adorable cats..
Suzi b xx

Fliss said...

Really gorgeous creation Brenda. So love the arty background and the cats look fabulous against it.
Have a great day.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Karin said...

beautiful, love the background and its colors!

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Fantastic Brenda. Love this scene. Beautiful cats and background
lovely greet and nice Sunday
Marja

Joan said...

Love this Brenda, the Background is fabulous and it made me laugh as my little black cat sits on a branch in our tree just like that!

Joan

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely Brenda, the background is perfect for the cats. Great card. Tracy x

Sophie said...

Wie wunderschön!!!
Ich bin entzückt über diese wunderschöne Katzen-Karte.
Meine Lieblings-Tiere...
Das sieht einfach Spitze aus!
Und total originell und witzig.

Danke für mein Lächeln :-)

Von said...

Super bit of experimenting Brenda :)
Von ♥

Chris Warner said...

Woweee!! What a stunning piece of work Bren!! The composition is great and the colours are fabulous. You have this uncanny knack of making these techniques effortless when we all know how much time they take. A really fabuous piece! xx

Sue said...

Stunning background and colours love it Brenda x

Margreet said...

wonderful Brenda...thanks for the lesson!
xxx Margreet

Claire said...

hi Brenda, well your experiments are having some beautiful results, that background is stunning. Love the cat stamp too. Hope you're having a good weekend and congrat on your exciting news too
Claire xx

inkypinkycraft said...

What a great project and another amazing background! Trace x

Sue said...

Hello Brenda
Always rewarding when an experiment works, and this most certainly works.
It has a wonderful muted palette, and I bet if you tried to re-create it you couldn't.... Ha, making ones own Bg's are one offs, that is what is so exciting about the process.
This is a gorgeous card.
Smiles:)
Sue

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh wow, love the subtle background and colours on this, and such a wonderful contrast with the cats. A gorgeous piece!!

butterfly said...

Wow, Brenda - your work with the PPs is so inspiring - you are creating gorgeous works of art, with such depth and texture. This is simply beautiful... and it's wonderful to see the layers developing - thank you for all the close-ups of your creative process!
Alison x

Marjie Kemper said...

You are rocking those PPs, girl! Love your amazing background and all the fine touches. Thanks for sharing so many pics.

2amscrapper said...

looks fantastic, Brenda!

Meggymay said...

Beautiful card, love how you did the amazing background.
Yvonne x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

this is GORGEOUS!!! so ARTSY!

nefertiti said...

Rhooo!I love all your work and the cats!!!!bisous

Terry said...

Hey there Brenda, your project for this weeks is absolutely fabulous, love the fabby colors on the background and the little kitty's are just popping out of your project absolutely fabulous, thankss for sharing sweetie xxx Terry

catherine said...

This looks just super Brenda and such fantastic techniques too.
x catherine

debby4000 said...

Oh I love this Brenda its gorgeous.
luv
Debby

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Beautiful combination, love all elements.

Hels Sheridan said...

aw, I can't resist a black cat... loving the background you created too... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

Martina2801 said...

This is so sweet, Brenda! What a lovely card. Beautifully created!

Ellie Knol said...

I really LOVE this! It is just perfect!

Anita Houston said...

Can a card be cool, beautiful, and adorable at the same time...this one is!!!

Gio said...

Gorgeous background, Brenda! But the things I love most are the two cats, of course!

Rebekah said...

Stunning work Brenda you do backgrounds so well! Hugs rebekah xx

trisha too said...

Brenda, this is lovely, VERY pretty!

:)

lisa said...

Who would have thought you could do such amazing backgrounds with pan pastels, Brenda. I thought they were just for blending with...just goes to show what you can do when you experiment. I love it. Those cats are great too. They look very happy on their wall.
Hugs Lisax

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Lovely images, a wonderful piece of art.

Lucy Edmondson said...

Terrific work! And can't wait to hear about your win from Tim!

Lucy x

Terry said...

Beautiful mixed media background, Brenda. The kitties look right at home on this wonderful creation! Hugs!

Lisa Somerville said...

Fabulous mixed media, love your background! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

~*Joni said...

Wonderful mixed media Brenda!
Thank you for playing along in our Animal challenge this week at Raise The Bar! ~*Joni RTB DT

Shirl said...

So much better in the flesh Brenda it is a very pretty project. Love it.

Hugs Shirley x x

Juls said...

fab! Love the silhouettes! Hugs Juls