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.