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Here's the line-up for this weekend's hop:
. Do you to play with mixed media?I have bought paints, inks. chalks, sprays, templates and so on over the years, but usually I lost interest pretty quickly. But last week I dropped in on our little stamping/scrap stote here i town looking for chalks. The owner showed me the pearlescent Pan Pastels, and I HAD to have some! They're a dry pigment that you apply with a sponge tool or brush; they do need to be sealer with some type of fixative so they don't rub off.. I bought four colors and have had some fun making backgrounds.
My first pastel adventure was this layout using sketch 287 at Sketches in Thyme. Since the layout was about my granddaughter's first water park experience, I wanted to create something kind of "water-y". The colors muddied a little on the textured cardstock because I was a bit too zealous in blending them, but I liked it anyway. The paper collection is "Summer Daydreams" by Photoplay:
My next attempt was much more successful. I used smooth surfaced cardstock and a lighter hand when blending. After I blended and sealed my pastels, I stamped a floral border. The sketch is from Laura Whitaker; papers are from Photoplay's "Family Ties" collection.
I also did some stamping on the background, just for fun.
This layout just has a bit of inking to add color and interest, the sketch is from the Citrus Twist Kits blog; the papersand ephemera are from the Citrus Twist July kit.
This last layout is my favorite for the week, featuring a PageMaps grid sketch and the Citrus Twist August kit.