You may not know this about me, but I'm an art supply skeptic. (And yes, thank you, I am aware of the unfortunate acronym!) There was a time when the only supplies I ever touched were pencils, paints, and my beloved crayons. Then I started scrapbooking (this was in 1992). Then a friend of mine lured me into using her rubber stamps. And then another friend enticed me with her Altered Pages collage sheets (true story)--it's been a slippery slope ever since, my friends.
ANYWAY, the point is, I was expecting NOT to be impressed with PanPastels. Messy, dusty, smeary pastels. In a pan. So what.
HOWEVER, these aren't my mom's pastels, people. They are so full of pigment I may never use a whole pan of one color in my lifetime. They aren't messy or dusty at all, and they blend like a dream.
So . . . I'll be snacking on a large helping of crow as you peruse these Christmas cards:
This one has a light blending of green with red stenciled over--Lyneen shows the technique in her post HERE. I also like how you can stamp immediately and directly on top of the PanPastels.
The next two have the PanPastels blended on ledger paper, then stamped. They also have some of the yellow blended into the backgrounds, and the edges of the papers are distressed ala PanPastel, as well.
The pre-printed patterned paper bits are from Graphic 45. Have you started Christmasing yet? Here is a link for you to the many, MANY Altered Pages Christmas Collage Sheets.
Thank you for stopping by! Remember, leaving comments on the blog posts this month automatically enters you into the draw for a beautiful set of PanPastels . . .