Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Pastel Techniques: Poppin' Pastels

Use a pigment ink like Stampin' Up! Craft Stampin' pads with pastels to make an image pop on a dark background.

I used the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder to emboss part of the card front and mounted the matted image on Stampin' Dimensionals.

Ink the image with Whisper White Craft ink.
 Place the stamp right side up on your work surface.
 Place the dark card stock on the inked image and apply light pressure.
Craft ink is slow drying so you have plenty of time to apply the pastels and do some shading too.

I used foam make-up applicators from a Dollar Store to apply Old Olive, Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight pastels to the flower image.
Use a cotton ball to remove some of the chalk around the image.
Use the eraser from the Stampin' Pastels kit to remove all the chalk around the image if desired.

-Inspired by Nature 111656
-Upsy Daisy 111710
-Whisper White Craft Stampin' pad 101731
-Basic Black Classic Stampin' pad 101179
-Basic Black card stock 121045
-Melon Mambo card stock 115320
-Daffodil Delight card stock 119683
-Big Shot 113439
-Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder 117335
-Stampin' Dimensionals 104430
-Stampin' Pastels 120962
-Black Scallop Dots ribbon 124145

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