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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 ~

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