Watercoloring with Soft Pastels

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I will be sharing the replay of my Facebook LIVE last night along with the finished cards. I’m know for my pretty yet simple cards … but playing with this technique and taking it to the next level was very satisfying… sometimes I think we need a little “escape” and enjoy something you love.

In this video I will show you which papers work best for the water coloring with your Soft Pastels and two different techniques for applying the pastels & water…

I’m so excited about this technique … actually, I find the Soft Pastels so amazing and versatile and an inexpensive medium to create beautiful projects with! You can create different looks must by switching out your paper / cardstock! Just remember, when using water … use the Shimmery White or the Water Color paper.

I also want to point out that you can experiment with other types of mediums on your project, like on this one, I used the Stampin’ Markers to stipple. (Google) Stippling is the creation of a pattern simulating varying degrees of solidity or shading by using small dots. I used the Crumb Cake and Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Markers to stipple. Let’s look at the finished project ~

I love the look of light blue with the Early Espresso and with the stippling of the sunflower center, it all seemed to fall into place and coordinate nicely. I used the “flat edge” to apply the Soft Pastels onto the background piece which is also the Water Color paper.

I stamped the greeting onto the Shimmery White paper as the color matches nicely with the watercolor paper. I used the Everyday Label punch to punch it out … I also punched out a piece from the Early Espresso, cut it in half and used it to mat my greeting.

Oh my … I can’t forget about the pretty In-Color Jewels I added to my greeting, a nice little touch that adds even more texture (you get beautiful texture from the watercolor paper) and a pop of color. I have a list of all the supplies below that I used in today’s project.

Thank you for joining me and taking time out to check out my video today. Take some time out to “escape” and let your creativity flow as you experiment with your new Soft Pastels!

Enjoy your day ~

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Introduction to Soft Pastels …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

It’s Wednesday WOW Day today!! I have so much to share with you today. I will share the recording of last nights LIVE demonstration, the beautiful “finished” card and a special announcement from Stampin’ Up! … let’s do that first!

I’ve started with the basics, just showing you a few of the beginner techniques that work well with the Soft Pastels … remember, these are not chalks. Pastels are “pigments” held with a binding agent to give them their shape. Take a look at the video and then I will share the finished card with you … Sit back and relax and grab a cup of coffee.

I matted my floral design with Mossy Meadow … the coordinating color in our Pastel pallet. Then I used a piece of Sahara Sand which coordinates with my ink color, which I embossed it using the Painted Texture embossing folder

The striking colors in our flower coordinate beautifully with the Fresh Freesia Shimmery vellum that I used as my background … it’s a wow against that flower!!

The greeting comes from the Hand-Penned Stamp set and was cut from the Layering Circle dies. Our colors are layered onto our card as easily as the Soft Pastels colors are layered onto our images.

One last thing, I had to add some Wink of Stella to the flower petals … the photo above highlights the Stella and the Shimmery Vellum.

Thank you for hanging out with me today~

Have a “Wonderful Wednesday”!!

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you