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PanPastel - Fair well to Summer

It seems to be quickly transitioning into Autumn here in Indiana but I wanted to squeeze in one last summery project as a small fair well to this lovely season.  

I started this off by applying a layer of PanPastel on a piece of black cardstock using a large Soft Sponge.  These colors are all from the Tints set of pastels.  I applied a layer of hairspray at this point and let it dry completely.

I then trimmed the light house image from the Lighthouses collage sheet.

I knew I wanted to create some texture but I also wanted to hide the seam along the bottom of the collage image. In order to create this texture and hide the seam I applied a layer of gesso using a spatula smearing it a bit to blend it into a "beach".

Once the gesso had dried I covered it with another layer of PanPastel creating the illusion of vegetation, a rocky shore and sandy beach.  I decided to spice up the ocean a by adding more gesso to mimic foamy waves and stickles glitter glue.

It was finished off by mounting it on a piece of chipboard layered with burlap, a bit of Flat Jute, Mica sheets, shells and flowers.  Fair well sweet summer....

Remember....when you visit the blog during September be sure to comment each day for your chance to win a set of PanPastels.  A random drawing will take place at the end of the month, each time you comment you get another chance to win!  The more comments you leave, the more chances you have of winning! (one comment per day please).  Good Luck Everyone!!

Ink Stained Roni ~


  1. Roni always amazes me at her depth of talent. Most artists have a signature style - and there's absolutely NOTHING wrong with that, I also have a deep appreciation for that - but Roni continues to surprise me with the different projects she does.

    This lighthouse piece is lovely and looks very much like a painting. Wish I could actually see and touch it. Thanks, Roni!

  2. Yes, WOW!!! It looks like a painting!!! Awesome job!!!

  3. Second try to comment here: I got this link from Karen, Lost Coast Scrapper, and wanted to see what beautiful alterations are possible using Pan Pastels. I left another comment but it did not seem to get published so I will just say that I am glad to have this opportunity to post a comment for a chance to win the Pan Pastels. The beautiful lighthouse scene above has inspired me to expand my thinking and try my own hand at creative alterations. TFS, Fran

  4. This is just beautiful, Roni! I love the colors and the bit of sparkle!

  5. Roni. such a lovely sentimental look at summer, Great job with the burlap and jute. I sent it o mu sister as she likes Lighthouses!

  6. Double WOW, Roni. I just love how you were able to disquise the collage image from the rest of the picture. It just melds right into the whole scene.

  7. I am loving the lighthouse in the picture♥ Beautiful scene!!

  8. Woow Roni, like always.... beautiful

  9. Roni, This is amazing! Talent Talent Talent!!!!

  10. Thank you. I'm learning new things; like how you did the background.


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