Perfect in Pastels…

Bundle of Hearts in pastelsIt’s ‘Let’s Celebrate’ theme over at The Crafting Cafe this month, and for my DT post I chose the fantastic ‘Bundles of Hearts’ digistamp from , their sponsors this month.

I had a go at being a bit different, and decided to try and make the equivalent of an embossing folder to build up the image into an embossed one – it worked to a degree, but no where near good enough to run with, and then I ran out of time.

So I got out the PanPastels to colour in Benson Bear, adding shading and filling in the small areas with Derwent soft pastel pencils. I blended those in with a paper stump, which was also quite handy for moving the pastel off the laser-printed black areas. Any pastels running over edges were gently rubbed back with an eraser. I used a spray fixative to seal everything before assembling the card. The sentiment is a peel off, and the coloured card from Bazzill. I love the texture that the pastels give to the fur 🙂

And once I’ve mastered the art of converting a digistamp to an embossed image, I’ll let you know!


2 thoughts on “Perfect in Pastels…

  1. Hi Neil

    I look forward to receiving your posts – they make my inbox happy:-) I have Derwent pastels as well as most of their other products. Do you know of a spray fixative that would work with pastels, charcoals etc I am looking for one product that works for everything. I seem to remember using hair spray when I was at school. I would be really grateful for any advice. Many thanks Mary

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