Sunday 31 May 2015

Imagine a world without colour!

Morning, hope you are all enjoying your weekend. I am thrilled to announce that I am now a member of the Premium Art Brands Design Team, showcasing some of their fabulous products including PanPastels and mixed media products. We have a fabulous challenge taking place at the moment over at the Love to Create Challenge Blog where the theme is Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes.
I decided to go for a bright bold colour palette this time around using PanPastels Diarylide Yellow, Permanent Red and Permanent Red Shade. I adore these colours, so vibrant.

PanPastels are saturated with colour and very vibrant, you can lay down a lot of colour in one swipe; you can blend colours and add one colour onto another to make more colours with no contamination. Simply remove the second colour with a clean applicator. You also get very little dust with the PanPastels too and you can also erase areas with an eraser, great technique to use in mixed media pieces. When I am using several colours I tend to wipe away the first colour onto a piece of kitchen towel before going to the second colour. You can also mix colours directly onto the pastel, these are so versatile.
I created a card and an Artist Trading Block which could also double as a coordinated gift box. I lay down a layer of Diarylide Yellow PanPastel onto my card and then blended Permanent Red around the edges then going back to the yellow in some areas blending as I moved around; where the two colours blend this creates an orange tone, love it!
I then stamped the Visible Image (flower INKognito) onto the background using VersaMark Ink and then applied Permanent Red Shade over the image. I also stamped the Visible Image Imagine onto the background and once again applied Permanent Red Shade over the top. I adore the layers of colour you can achieve.
To add a further layer of interest I added delicate splatters of black paint to the background and matted the design onto black card.
The Artist Trading Block has been cut using Eileen Hull's Block/Cube die cut from black mountboard. I have then decorated each side with PanPastels and imagery from Visible Image.
Again my aim was to add layers to my design. I also love applying PanPastels to the background and then simply pressing a stamp firmly onto the background to leave a shadow/watermark in the background.
I also added delicate black splatters to the backdrop to coordinate with the card.
I also added a further layer by applying VersaMark through a Tim Holtz Layering Stencil and then adding PanPastels over the top.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope you can join us for this fabulous challenge. Tracy x x


Redanne said...

Huge congratulations on joining the Premium Art Brands DT Tracy! I love your gorgeous makes today, the vibrant colours are so cheering on this dull and rainy day. I just love the stamping and the way the black flecks 'pop'. I really must find my Pan Pastels and have a go..... Hugs, Anne xx

Marci said...

Stunning! That is all, just stunning! Congratulations on your DT appointment!

Marci said...

Stunning! That is all, just stunning! Congratulations on your DT appointment!

Jo’s Journey said...

This is truly fabulous - congrats on the DT post which is well deserved. I cannot wait to see what else you create xx

eileen hull said...

Tracy this is so beautiful! I didn't know that the Pan Pastels would cover over black so well- it's s great look!

Candy C said...

Beautiful, Tracy. Congrats on your new DT assignment.

Yvonne Garner said...

Congratulations! Your pieces are stunning. Do you seal your work with a fixative? What substrates did you use? Hope all is well. Yvonne

Unknown said...

Congratulations on your new DT position at Love to Create for Premium Art Brands! I just popped over there and the team is amazing! These two pieces are exactly why you're a part of their team!! Just amazing and I absolutely LOVE the both of them! Congratulations again!! Have Fun!! XOXO-Shari

Pamellia said...

Holy congratulations Tracy, what exciting news! They are so lucky to have you! This is a stunning set, the colours are jumping off my computer screen, I'll be adding some of these to my wish list! I wish you the best of luck with your new crafty adventure! hugs :)