Monday, 7 May 2012

Snazzy DT Project Featuring PanPastels ....

Good morning everyone, Gillian here with the 1st of our May projects featuring PanPastels. If you haven't worked with PanPastels before here is a little introductory to them .... 

"PanPastels are a professional grade soft pastel colours packed into a unique pan format, so they can be mixed and applied like paint. All 80 Panpastel colours are made using a unique manufacturing process requiring minimal binders and fillers, resulting in rich, ultra soft and low dust formulations".

To see how versatile and easy they are to use, click HERE and you can watch the following videos.

All 80 PanPastels Colours are divided into the following - 20 Pure Tones (which all end with the number 5), 20 Tints, 20 Shades, 20 Extra Dark Shade. PanPastels also have their own "Tools & Applicators" - click HERE to see the full range which are all available at Snazzy's. 

For my 1st project I started out by applying Yellow Ochre to the Large Creative Covers Art Part set, I then used Versamark using the following stamps from the Studio 490 range - It's More Flower Art, The Essence Of Art & Mechanical Art. 

This wooden flourish is from Kaisercraft, I applied Red Oxide Shade PanPastel then dipped it several times into UTEE, heating & reapplying inbetween layers.

I used Yellow Ochre & Turquoise Shade for the inside of the Journal, again using Versamark to stamp the background image from the "It's More Flower Art Set".

 I used Titanium White & Red Oxide Shade to colour this gent who is from the "Guys,Gals & Phones Art Part Set". The co-ordinating stamp is from "Call It Art"
On the back, again I have created multiple layers using the above PanPastel colours. The flourishes are from the "Corners & Flourishes Art Part Set"

 Be sure to drop by and leave a comment as one lucky person will be chosen by Random.Org at the end of the month winning a set of three PanPastel colours of their choice.

Now onto the winner of our "Spring Challenge" .... Random.Org has chosen

#2 which corresponds to Sarah .... please email me to claim your prize. A big thank you to everyone who entered our challenge.

Our Top Three favourites are in no particular order .... Julia, Judith & Paula .... Ladies please feel free to display our Top 3 Winners Blinkie on your blogs which can be found at the top left of the DT blog.

I will be back later in the week with some more projects featuring PanPastels.

39 comments:

Julia Smith said...

Well done Sarah, thanks Gillian.x

Sandy Jones said...

Congrats Sarah,,
Well done juila and the other giles in the top3,

craftimamma said...

Thanks for the lowdown on the Pan Pastels Gillian as they are a new product for me too. I must admit that I am fast falling in love with them and just have to treat myself to more colours now, lol! I love your journal covers with all the multiple layers of stamping and those flourishes look great. Fabulous stuff!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

craftimamma said...

Me again, I forgot to say congratulations to Sarah on winning the goodies and to our top three who I hope will like wearing our Blinkie on their blogs. Fabulous entries ladies.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Aquarius said...

Most of the pan pastel work I've seen has concentrated on the vibrant bright colours but this work done with the more earthy tones is beautiful. There are so many interesting elements here - love it

Paula Whittaker said...

Fab project

Astrid Maclean said...

Great project Gillian, love the earthy tones you have used. Fab combination of stamps and art parts too!

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...amazing work Gillian, so many techniques, loVe the Pan Pastel colours & i'll definately be checking them out...Mel :)
Congratulations to Sarah

Minxy said...

Well done to Sarah and our top 3 blinkie winners, all of your work was outstanding x

Rita said...

Congratulations Sarah. I love the look of the Pan Pastels, but sadly I don't have any. But I'm sure you will all enjoy this challenge. The DT card is gorgeous. Hugs Rita xx

sam21ski said...

Well done Sarah

Great project Gillian, love the cogs and clock and how you've coloured the guy!!

Sam xxx

snazzyoriginal said...

This journal is beautiful, love all the layers and the UTEE is just an inspired contrast to the matt finish of the Pastels. love it xx

Congrats to Sarah and to the top three. Many thanks for taking the time to enter the DT challenge.

thehandmadecardblog said...

Hi Gillian...

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the Spring Colours Challenge, all the projects were great!

Well done to the top 3 Julia, Judith and Paula

and a thankyou to random.org for picking me!

Sarah x

Paula (PEP) said...

Well done Sarah & congratulations to Judith & Julia. Thank you also for my Top 3 award - lovely surprise this morning. I'm totally intrigued by the PanPastels & saving hard ........ the colour theory of tints, shades etc..... has just started to sink in so this is very timely. Thanks for all the info & I'd not dreamt that they were as versatile as your project superbly demonstrates.
Paula (PEP)

godsmixedmediagirl said...

I just found your blog thanks to Minxy. I cant wait to browse through everything because this project was just beautiful. :)

TAM said...

Stunning project - makes me even more determined to get some Pan Pastels next time I go shopping

Sue C said...

Great project using PP's Gillian. Love the idea of dipping in UTEE after applying the PP. Sue C x

judith@poppy cottage said...

Well done Sarah for winning the prize. Thanks for picking myself as one of the top three, congrats to Paula and Julia as well.

I love Pan Pastels, I shall be waytching all of your tips and tutorials with interest on the DT blog. This project is fabulous. Judith xx

Craftychris said...

Loving the project. I haven't tried PPs yet, I must get some when my pocket allows. xx

Disco Queen said...

Hi Gillian. I love the look of the time piece and cogs covered in pan pastels & UTEE. It is so different. I can't wait to give this technique a try.

Beryl said...

Wow - what a fabulous project. I only found out yesterday you can use these Pan Pastels to colour ribbon, and now I've seen them used on your project and Lesley's tile.
I look forward to seeing your other projects using them.
Beryl xx

Jen Couper said...

Saw you at Port Sunlight on the weekend and loved the Pan Pastels so much I bought 20 of them. This blog has some great ideas on how to use them and I will be continuing to follow with great interest.
Jennifer

kathi17 said...

These look great! I've never been really good at regular pastels, but it looks like you can do so much more with these than regular ones. Thanks so much for all the tips on here!

inkypinkycraft said...

Love the look of pans pastel, will have to cross my fingers!!! Great project trace x

Tarnished Rose said...

I love the way the gears and clocks turned out. They are perfect!

Smiles~
Marilyn

Ann B said...

Just found the blog via Snazzy's which I found after I saw her at Port Sunlight on Saturday. Thanks for the detailed explanation about Pan Pastels - as a new (to me) product it can be a bit confusing but all is now clear, also clear that I need to invest as your DT piece is truly stunning.

Thanks
Ann B
xx

Dawn said...

Pan Pastels are on the top of my wish list , I would love to win this

veronica said...

these look very interesting - really need to see them used 'live' before splashing out, especially as I have 3 sets of barely touched 'old'pastels lying around!

Rachel K said...

Wow. I had no idea pan pastels were so versatile. I'll have to break down and buy some.

cheers,
rachel

Bella said...

I am new to Pan Pastels and am addicted! I can't get enough of these things.

Gabrielle said...

Ooh! PanPastel and then dip into UTEE... mmm... nice idea! Love this lots and lots and lots - you're a very clever lady!

Choka said...

oh, I love this card - I'm new to pan pastels but got some from 'Snazzy's on the road' at Ally Pally a few weeks ago. now I'm developing an addiction! that idea about colouring and then dipping in utee is sheer genius. it looks so cool

Pat said...

leslie I just love your tile project. you always use such wonderful colour combinations.Your tag is fab and the funky card is not your usual style but really works.I keep hoping I will get one of your alphatags
Pat xx

isisimaginings said...

That is a stunning project!!! Thanks for the chance to win some Pan Pastels, I would love to try them.

Helen said...

Fantastic project, love it. thanks so much.

Andrews Stamping Pad said...

What fantastic projects you keep coming up with .Hope to try some projects with pan pastels soon .What a fab DT team you have .Andy xxx

Carol said...

love the pan pastels vid....its great to see how to use these new products, makes me want to buy more! but at least they won't be sitting in the cupboard unused.
Thank You for the opportunity to win some.

Heather said...

Thank you for the heads-up on the new product! Love the colors. I just found you site and I will be re-visiting for more great tips.

Neet said...

As you probably gathered I stumbled across this blog and now am working backwards through the month - and then onto earlier posts. I want to use my PP's as much as possible.
Love this, but then I love steampunk - but saying that you have made a fab job of this, Love everything you have done and do like that clock int he top left.
Thanks, Neet x