Hi CP Fans! Today, I want to share with you a "Stencil Layout" created exclusively with the beautiful 'Pier' and a pastel medium you might not yet of tried, PanPastel! Have you heard about it? It's soft pastel tucked inside a clear, little round case. The container is a treat-in-a-half because it encapsulates the pastel material and has a wide opening. The pastel itself is easy to paint with and shares qualities similar to that of watercolor. If you've not given it a 'go' yet, I recommend trying it after seeing my tutorial. After watching how it works alongside The Pier, you will be hooked! It's as easy as mist! Well, lets get going...
This is 'PanPastel'. I used two colors on my layout; blue & yellow.
In regards to today's PastelPan technique, you'll first want to create five circles; 3/4", 1 1/2", 2", 3" and 3 1/2". I used cardstock, but any type of paper will do...scrap paper, etc.
Grab hold of a white piece of cardstock (layout's background) and randomly spread the circles along the cardstock's horizontal axis. To preserve the 'random' look, take some of the circles off the edge of the paper. Using a soft sponge, add color around each circle Switch colors while doing this and watch as the colors blend seamlessly together. The effect is dreamy and subtle.
This is what my background looked like after applying the pastel coloring. It's now going to be the base of my layout for the addition of Pier papers and embellishments.
Apply a chipboard frame to the vellum bag and sew the two together. Trim any excess frame off with a scissors. Now, use it on your layout! Super easy!
The sequin frame is an eye catching accent -- take it one step further and try using a sequin frame on a card!
This is my completed layout. Note the PanPastel circles - simply beautiful.
You can use PanPastels in a variety of ways. PanPastel is compatible with watercolor, mist and colored pencil. When used in combination with other mediums, it creates a wonderful layout. It has unlimited potential!
Go ahead and give it try! I hope you enjoyed the layout, too! Thanks for stopping by - we'll see you soon!