Hi All! As some of you may have noticed the poll at the side about Pan Pastels. I am lucky enough to have a set to try (pastels - a.k.a. Tints) but I am also lucky enough to have bought a complete set!
O.k...let me back up. These have been on my wish list for a while now but they are expensive....and I'm cheap! I noticed that PP donates products to design teams to promote them on their company blogs so I made the suggestion that the Altered Pages team ask to see if we could do so. Well the generous folks at Pan Pastels said yes! So I got a set to try in pastel - a somewhat difficult set to use because the colors are so light but they are beautiful. It gave me a chance to try the PP out and I instantly fell in love with them and knew I had to have them.
It just so happens that I got a 20% off coupon for Dick Blick a few days after I tried the PP... AND it was our wedding anniversary (28 years) this past weekend. Well, dh forgot! So I decided that as a gift to myself I was going to buy the set with the coupon. That paired with Dick Blick's already low price it was a steal. I can't wait till they arrive!
Anyway, that's why I asked about them.... I've been playing with the pastels (they are actually called Tints set) just to see what I can do and here are few experiments....
Here is a rough free hand rose and a bloom off to the side.... (sorry for the bad lighting...I took this last night while I was playing.)
The two rows of butterflies were done by applying the pastels to the paper, stamping with Versamark ink then adding more pastels over top. I love the effect...really makes em pop.
A free-hand feather on white cardstock...
And another on a kraft tag....
Here I made an oak leaf and another rose with a tiny bud both on a piece of corrugated cardboard that was laying on my desk. Just too much fun!
So, I decided that once I finish up my projects for the Altered Pages blog I would give away the pastels (Tints) set of Pan Pastels to one lucky reader :) I'll share more about the give-a-way a little later in Sept. but I wanted to be sure you were watching for it... It comes with a Studio Palette Tray ($10.00 value), set of 5 Tints ($29.99 value) and a few Sofft Tools ($3.50 value)!
So stay tuned for more on Pan Pastels!!