Monday, 21 May 2012

DT Project #1 by Minxy : Featuring

Pan Pastels
Sam Poole Vintage Photography Stamps
Howdy snazzy folks, my time is finally here to share the first of my projects,
To say I was excited when I heard we were getting pan pastels to play with was an understatement,  Yes I know I already had a few but one can never have too many in my opinion, I LOVE THEM
If you've not tried them all I can say is YOU NEED THEM!! lol
So onto my card...
I started with a piece of plain white card, and I randomly stamped the film strip in versamark ink, I then used a sofft tool to apply black pan pastel to the inked areas, I found that some of the black also transferred to the background but I wanted that effect so it was fine, I also added some burnt sienna to the background without fear that the film strips would change colour as the ink had already grabbed the black.
Next I stamped the photographer and the frame with sentiment onto encaustic art card with versamark ink,
 I used more burnt sienna pan pastel on the guy and after cutting him out edged him with some vintage photo distress ink. I used raw umber on the frame and words. Because I used encaustic card which has a super smooth finish the pan pastel only stuck to the ink and not the background.
Then it was just a case of cutting out and arranging it all together with some added touches in the form of some idea-ology film strip and a couple of friendly plastic cameras that I made myself using a hand made mould.
I hope you have enjoyed my first offering, and try the whole versamark stamping technique, it's a lot of fun.
I'll be back later in the week with my second project and a new UTube vid to match.
See you then
Stay Inky


Paula Whittaker said...

Fab card

sam21ski said...

Great cards Nicky

Where do you get encaustic card from?

Sam xxx

Astrid Maclean said...

Great card Nicky, love how the PP sticks to the Versamark on the encaustic card!

Looking forward to the video!

Paula (PEP) said...

Love those little cameras & your detailed description of how the pigment 'grabs' on the various surfaces - very helpful indeed.
Paula (PEP)

Redanne said...

An inspired creation Minxy, love it. Your description was very helpful, I am new to PP's so for me this has been extremely useful. Beautiful job. Anne x

snazzyoriginal said...

Love it, love it, love it!! Those cameras are fab, so useful to know how differently the Pan Pastels behave on Encaustic card, off to 'borrow' from the Headmaster's stash xx

Disco Queen said...

Hi Minxy, Stunning Card. Thanks for the tip of using encaustic card to prevent the panpastels adhering to the background.

Craftychris said...

Fabulous card! I'm so loving all the techniques you are sharing with us!! xx

Aquarius said...

Clever use of the pan pastels - love it

Gabrielle said...

Love this! You are clearly loving the PanPastel challenge! Looking forward to the next one!

Gillian .... said...

Really cool design, love all the photography related elements. xx

craftimamma said...

Well, I promised I'd be here late didn't I, lol! I'm surprised I made it before midnight! Brilliant card Nicky. I especially love the image of the photographer and great tip about the encaustic card ....... not that I've got any :-(. Can't wait to see your next project and the video. Hugs Lesley Xx