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halos, highlights, and Halloween with Pan Pastels

Have you seen the amazing "paintings" that people do with Pan Pastels?  They're fabulous.  But you won't see one in this post--waaaaaayyyyy beyond me!  However, I still REALLY like these pastels, and am having a great time incorporating them into my creations.  

One of the things I tend to "do" is halo, or highlight, around people or words, sometimes with gold paint, but most commonly with white crayon.  However, I'm seriously considering trading in the white crayon permanently . . .

Let me show you some before and after photos.  Here is an atc I did a while back, the background is a collage of papers from a Vintage Text Pages Pack, paint, etc.  Around the stitched heart is a subtle halo/highlight of white crayon.                                                                                                                                                          

Here is the same atc, but with white Pan Pastel for the halo/highlight.  I like this one better!

This one has a more subtle difference, due to the light neutral papers used--again from a Vintage Text Pages Pack.
After--adds a little "glow," yes?
One more---this is a tip-in layout for a Poe themed book I've been working on.  The background paper is a Gelli Plate print:
Before--some grey crayon
white and black Pan Pastels
 Again, not a dramatic change, but I definitely like the blended Pastels better.  Here is the whole layout, just for a little peek:
Layout open, little book shut
The little book open--it's a pop-up book INSIDE a pop-up book.

Altered Pages Poe Page
Altered Pages Raven Page
Delicata Silver Ink
Gelli Plate

Leave me a comment, and you're entered in the draw for the September comment-leaver-prize of a SET of Pan Pastels!  As a matter of fact, go through and leave comments on ALL the September posts--the more comments, the better your chances.

Have a wonderful Thursday!

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