Aqua Altered Flower Headband with Gelatos®
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Flower card using PITT® Pastel Pencils

AJOtto516Pastels

Hi AJ back again to share another card using the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® PITT® Pastel pencils.

I just love coloring with the PITT® Pastel Pencils- they make coloring so easy for someone who's a bit challenged in that arena!   I have used Hero Arts Flower Text stamp here for my card, and several colors of the PITT® Pastel Pencils.

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I have stamped my background using VersaFine™ in Onyx Black and have several colors out to choose from.  I scribble each color down to see how it looks on paper before choosing.

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I know I want all the leaves green, so I start with those, and get them all colored in.

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I decide on staying with the pink/orange/yellow for my main flower colors.  For now I am just coloring each one in one by one, trying not to smudge the already colored areas wih my hand.

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After coloring in the two larger flowers, I add a bit of the dark pink to the flower on the left, and will color in the the remaining flowers with orange and yellow.

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Here's the whole piece finished- You can leave like this, and work into your project if you choose.  But I am going for a certain effect on my card today-

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Starting with the first flower I colored, I lightly smear around the pastel with my finger, sweeping outward away from the image, creating a hlao effect around the flower.

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You can see here how it blends nicely outward, and softens it up a bit. I repeat this with each color, clenaing my finger off in between to not smear the colors into each other to much. 

To finish my card off, I lightly seal it with some cheap hair spray, and then go over it again (once it dries) with more pencil to darken a few areas up.

 

thanks for stopping by!!

Supplies:

PITT® Pastel Pencils in Blue/Green, (#168) &  Red/Yellow (#193, #106, #113, #109, #226)

Stamps- Hero Arts 

VersaFine™ Archival Pigment Ink in Onyx Black from IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko®.

E-Z Runner Permanent  from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

 

AJAJ Otto  I have been paper crafting for many years, and also love to cook and photography.  I live the Pacific Northwest with my husband and two children.

thanks again- some of my favorite projects lately have been using the Faber-Castell products!!

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Libby

Love this so much, AJ!!

Elena Olinevich

simple and great technique

Larissa Heskett  =)

Such a BEAUTIFUL Look with the Pastels!! LOVE how soft it looks!! THANKS for sharig and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Meihsia Liu

Such a lovely card, AJ. Thank you for sharing. ^_^

Katie B.

Great idea!! I will have to try this, looks great! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

~amy~

LOVE this!

Angela S

Love the effect with the pastels!

Diane Burto

I have been looking for the flower text stamp and cannot find it. Your card is beautiful. Do you know where I might be able to find it?
Thanks

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