Monday, 11 March 2013

Pan Pastels tag book with Kate Crane

A while back I went on a Pan Pastels class at Art from the Heart taught by Kate Crane. I've had my eye on Pan Pastels for ages and wondered what they were like to use.  I've used chalk and oil pastels for many years and wondered if Pan Pastels were really all that different.

They are different, their pigment is so rich and vibrant. My chalky pastels never gave me this depth of colour ever. My oil pastels did, but I like the dry feel of the Pan Pastels, and they are great to stamp onto as well. Yes I had fallen in love with the Pan Pastels.

This is what we made, a gorgeous tag book. I meant to blog this as soon as I came back, but something always crops up.


We used Tim Holtz Classic Favourites & Blueprint stamps on the front of the tags. Stuck them to mount board then cut around them and stuck the book print to the back. I used a little bit of orange and dark green distress ink around the tags and edged them with a black Adirondack Dabber.

We also used a bit of moulding paste here and there for some texture. Kate suggested putting some rivets in here and there too, but I ran out of time and didn't use any, but they would have looked amazing.


I did use the blue Pan Pastel to colour in my world, but I didn't fix it (I could've just used hair spray but I forgot) and some came off, so I recoloured it with my chalk pastels which seem to work well.


They are really yummy to use. I need to play with them again. 
Have a good week.
Michelle x

24 comments:

Helen said...

These are fabulous - such rich lush colours, Michelle! I have a few pan pastels and love them, so easy to use (I wonder why I don't more often... hmm!!) Hope you're feeling better...

Redanne said...

Wow Michelle, what gorgeous colours! Really love your tag book. I have a few and love using them, they feel so smooth but I don't have the vibrant colours that you do.... oh dear, I feel another spend coming on.... Hugs, Anne x

Kaz said...

Oooo gorgeous x

GrĂ¡inne said...

What a party of colors. That's yummie indeed. I have a few of them but I don't seem to master how to use them in a way that it looks good :-/ Suzanne

Alison said...

Your tags are fabulous Michelle...think I need to play with those PP's I bought last year! Lol! x

Karin said...

wow gorgeous tags, love the vibrant colors!

Anna said...

Love the beautiful vibrant colors!!

Evil Edna said...

Lush and colourful as usual.EE

thekathrynwheel said...

Ooh, these look cool ;-)

Lin said...

wow this is gorgeous!!!

Julia S-W said...

Beautiful colours - love these. I haven't ventured into the PP world yet but when ever I see pieces like this, I think I should!
Juliax

Boo said...

Your tags are gorgeous!

Helen said...

These colours are so vibrant!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Those colors are vibrant!! LOVE these!!!

Jackie said...

I love Pan Pastels too, love the wonderful vibrant colours you've used here. I haven't got enough colours yet but I mean to get some more :o)
Jackie xx

isisimaginings.com said...

That's gorgeous, I love the colours.

Deborah said...

Fantastic tags - the colours really sing!

Ursula said...

Beautiful tags! Such vibrant colours and creative stamping.

Caro´s kreative Welt said...

Wow, die sind echt toll.

LG Carola

Jacqueline said...

Fabulous tags Michelle,what wonderful rich colours you have used.Jacqueline.S

catherine said...

Your tags Michelle have turned out so fantastic and the colours are brilliant with the images
x catherine

Sandy said...

What a neat idea Michelle - a tag book and yours is beautifully don with such rich colors. I am learning how to use PanPastels and I do like them a lot!!!
Sandy

Sandra said...

Love these tags! Didn't guess you did them with panpastels! Love the stamps too! Hugs, Sandra

Maria said...

Hi Michelle! Thank you so much for your sweet comments! This tag book is just stunning - the colors are amazingly rich. Beautiful work!!

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