Happy 4th of July! It's Teresa here, and I have some cards to share with you today that I made using PITT® Pastel Pencils. Here they are:
I was really pleased with the 'fine art' finish to these stamped images. Believe me when I say this was easy to achieve - so easy it's almost cheating! These pencils are intensely pigmented, and look just fabulous on black cardstock. Here's how I achieved the look:
Stamp the image using a light coloured pigment ink.
Choose two or three colours, keeping in mind that when they are blended they will appear a little less intense. Colour parts of the image with the darkest pencil.
Add some lighter colour. Streaks are appropriate for this image as the shell itself has striations on it.
Using a blending stump, blend the colours. Depending on the image, lines or small circles may work best.
When you've blended the image to your liking, add a few highlights with the white pencil and spray with a matt fixative. The fixative will stop the pastel pencil from rubbing off.
Thanks for stopping by, and I do hope you give the PITT® Pastel Pencils a go next time you need a softly shaded image.
PITT® Pastel Pencils
Darkroom Door stamps: Seashells, Full Bloom Vol 1
Dina Wakley stamps: Scribbly Birds
Patterned paper: KaiserCraft