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Art Journaling With Pan Pastels

Posted by Carisa Zglobicki

Learn how to create beautiful art journals backgrounds with Pan Pastels and Versamark.

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Hi Blitsy Fans!

Carisa back with you today and I was reminded of one of my favorite art mediums during a recent daily deal event featuring Pan Pastels. I worked with these about 3 years ago and as I received my package I was so excited to pull them out again. First off, they are gorgeous and I love getting a palette of colors that are made to blend together with perfection. Takes the guess work out of what colors to use. You know what I mean, right?! I picked up the Flower Kit #2 which is a gorgeous colors of blues, greens and hello, purple! As I pulled out the pans of color, I remembered an easy technique to use with your pan pastels. Using Versamark or any type of embossing ink you can stamp or use stencils to create amazing backgrounds. That is what I decided to show you today. I even faced my large canvas fear by pulling out my Ranger Dylusions Creative Journal - the LARGE one! Let's get started.

Supply List:

Ranger Dyan Reaveley's Dylusions Creative Journal

Pan Pastel Ultra Soft Artist Pastel Set 7/Pkg Flower Coloring Kit #2 - Susan's Garden (Phthalo Blue Tint, Bright Yellow Green Shade, Phthalo Blue Shade, Turquoise Shade, Chrom. Ox. Green Tint, Violet Tint)

Pan Pastel Permanent Red, Burnt Sienna Ex. Dark

VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad

Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad - Embossing

Fineline Applicators 20 Gauge .5" Dispensing Tip 3/Pkg-18/410 Cap

Golden - Fluid Acrylics - 1 oz. Carbon Black

Golden Mediums Airbrush Medium

Donna Downey Signature Stencils 8.5"X8.5"-Scribble Script

Donna Downey Signature Stencils 8.5"X8.5"-Poppy Forest

Uni-Ball Impact Bold Point 1mm Gel Pen Open Stock-White

Black Journal Pen

Join me in my studio!

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Thanks for stopping by today! I hope I have inspired you to check out one of my favorite art supplies . These also make beautiful backgrounds on your cards and canvases. Try using this technique with your favorite stamps as well. I can't wait to see what you create using Pan Pastels. Be sure to share with us in our Facebook Page! Until next time, Happy Crafting!