Tuesday, 17 January 2012

First Play!

...With my new set of Pan Pastels!
My wonderful OH got me a set for valentines.. YES I KNOW it's only January but he said I could have them now, so who am I to complain!!
So anyways..The first PanPastelChallenge has an 'anything goes' theme, so I decided to try my luck at a canvas..
SimonSaysStamp'n'Show has 'anything but a card' as their theme so another plus for the canvas idea..
and finally TheStampManChallenge has a 'Red' theme.
Which seemed fitting as I decided to do a Love inspired piece in honour of my lovely OH
 I started with a gesso textured base, I then coloured with a coat of black gesso as the white wasn't doing it for me.
I created 2 dimensional hearts using a die-cut stencil and some 'golden' coarse pumice gel.
Once this was dry I placed the stencil back over the  hearts and coated with a generous helping of permanent red pan pastel.
 I also etched a border using the pan pastel and then added some acetate words which I highlighted with pen and also a light scratch to make them pop a bit more.
The canvas still looked a bit flat so I finished it off by stencilling some heart sequin waste with red paint.

I'm not entirely satisfied with the piece but HAY it was a play and you can't always get it right first time.. Practice makes perfect as they say so I best keep practising LOL

Right that it from me today.. Oh no wait..I nearly forgot!! DUR
I have another ickle share over on the  Snazzy's DT blog today.
Here's a peek
get on over there to see the rest of it!
Stay Inky
♥ HUGZ ♥


craftimamma said...

A lovely bold and dramatic piece Nicky and I wouldn't have known it was your first play with the Pan Pastels. Oooh, I think I need some of those ............ soon!

Lesley Xx

Anonymous said...

It's great Nicky, lots of texture, I like the red and black theme, haven't used the pumice gel yet, great idea with it. x

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Nicky,

Your canvas turned out so great. What fun - I see you make the most of your Play time!


Candy C said...

I love your canvas. I love the black gesso base and the dimensional, textured hearts! I just bought some pumice gel the other day, not sure how to use it. It looked cool. I love what you did with it!!! Really awesome textures and design on your piece. Thanks for sharing it with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Eileen said...

I love your work Nicky.. Rich, bold and lots of lovely texture... that's for then !! so I am now a follower ! Thanks for joining us at the PanPastel Challenge xxx

Unknown said...

Really love your work so inspiring it's great to see you enjoying your Pastels i will be following you from now on!!!! Thanks for joining us at PanPastel UK.

Kerry DT Leader

An Occasional Genius said...

Popped over from Fran's blog to see how UIU is going for you. What a lovely OH you have there, bless him! Your canvas is fabulous hon,I've never made anything like this xx

Penny in Missouri said...

Awesome canvas, Nicky. (I do not need pan pastels, I do not need pan pastels, I do not need pan pastels....Hehehe)

happyDiane said...

woohoo! you are really busting out! love the black and red colors!

Netrix said...

So dramatic, I love it, thought I wouldn't need it but I DOOOOO! lol
Jeanette :)

snazzyoriginal said...

Love the canvas with all the textures, wouldn't have thought to use the PanPastels this way. Can't wait for our stocks to arrive as I am dreaming of PanPastels on wax!

sam21ski said...

Fab canvas, love the texture

Sam xxx

thekathrynwheel said...

Lovely texture and colour. Great use of pan pastels. What a wonderful OH you have!

lindyloo said...

wow your work is fab and i love the rich colours you have used thank you for joining us at panpastel uk
linda x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Such a beautiful canvas, I love the red and the black and the hearts really make it look dimensional, fantastic project. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
Lindsay xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

How cool, you've created a wonderful piece, great texture on it.

Kirsten Alicia said...

You lucky, lucky girl!!! Pan Pastels are high on my wish list.
I love your canvas, it's gorgeous.

Claire said...

Now thats what I call a Valentine's pressie! Beautiful canvas, i love all the texture. Thanks for joining us at PanPastels UK and good luck
Claire xx

Gillian .... said...

The traditional Black/Red colour combo is perfect as it's a valentine gift, can you tell my OH to be that thoughtful lol, love how you have incorporated PanPastels into this project. x

PsyPenguin said...

Ooh, gorgeous canvas! Love all the texture. x

lena-dailyscrap said...

Lovely work! Great red PP colour! Very cool - I like it alot!

majamom said...

Ello Nicky xo
i adore this! and your wonderful Journal pages.
Miss You

Angela Weimer said...

Fabulous work! love all the texture and dimension. Enjoy your Pastels. Looks like you have so far. Thanks for joining in The stamp Man Challenge and have a great day. Angela