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 Post subject: About PanPastels!
PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:16 pm 
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About PanPastels!
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PanPastels are made up of pigment…. the same kind of pigment used to make paint. What sticks pastels together is gum, though with the PanPastels… the gum has been reduced to such a small amount that it becomes like a pressed pigment powder and in turn provides vibrant colour.

The big plus side:
There is very little dust.
The pressed pan format helps mix colours more easily and you can mix right in the pans, then wipe off.
The pans are stackable – screw into each other to stack.
You can block in large amounts of colour quite quickly
Wipe off colour on paper towel..
Little contamination when mixing colours.
Fully erasable.
Low dust enhances greater adhesion to the paper.

There are 80 colours.
This might help you understand them a little better too
20 Mass tone colours with pure pigment. ) Identified by the last digit underneath the pan ending in ‘.5’
20 tints colours (they are made by adding white to the mass tones) Identified by the last digit underneath the pan ending in ‘.8’
20 shades colours(made by adding black to the mass tones) ) Identified by the last digit underneath the pan ending in ‘.3’
20 dark colours (made be adding additional black to the mass tones) ) Identified by the last digit underneath the pan ending in ‘.1’

Left in the shop are four different sets – all with tools so you can begin straight away.
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HERE'S A LO created with using PanPastel and a stencil
Scrap Therapy have quite a big range in stencils…. just type the word ‘STENCIL’ in the ‘SEARCH BOX’ on your upper right hand side and all kinds of stencils will list for you. The ones I’ve used are now out of stock.
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HERE'S how its been created...
Place your chosen stencil on your paper: I've used WRMK's Anthology Phraseology paper
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I've used texture paste here to wipe over with my spatula. I didnt take the paste right to the edges of the stencil as I didnt want it to look 'blocky' iykwim :P You could use gesso but it wont quite be as thick - but would be still okay :wink:
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Lifting off the stencil - it leaves a great 3-d effect :wink:
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After drying - use one of the little tools in the PanPastel Set - its like a little eye-shadow apply-er (dont know why I didnt photograph it as I was doing it!!! :roll: ) smudge 'Raw Umber' pastel colour (dark brown) in the cracks of the bricks
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Now to add a little more bright colour - 'Permanent Red' and 'Red Iron Oxide'- smudge a little on each of the 'bricks'
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Place the stencil on the page again, and this time just use your finger to fill in some of the stencil....its just gives a lingering effect taking the image of the stencil out further then the original texture paste... kinda shadowing with the 'Raw Umber' again
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Other products used:
Prima Millicent Vine En Francais
Prima Green Trim
Prima resin butterfly heart

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Wow Miss Mandy

Firstly what a stunning layout

Secondly thanks for all the amazing information on PanPastels - I have had a little play with these and they are a lot of fun, but the explanation about the pigment etc really helps me understand them a lot better, very cool

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Your layout is just stunning, Mandy.

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agreed, stunning! I was in Eckersleys today, and looked at their pastels, but couldn't see anything like these pots - just "stick" variety, both oil and water soluble.


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I love that stencil Mandy - you seen to have gotten so much use out of it. And I agree with Lee-Anne - your explanation of the pan pastels has been very helpful.


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i would love if you could keep sharing these tips on how to use them ... as i am very interested in them .... thanks for the share

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helenp wrote:
agreed, stunning! I was in Eckersleys today, and looked at their pastels, but couldn't see anything like these pots - just "stick" variety, both oil and water soluble.


Helen, they are really hard to find - we have tracked them down with a wholesaler but at the moment can only get them in the 20 set packs - I am still trying to source them either in 5 packs or singles

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Mandy, this is stunning, thank you for all the awesome info!

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 Post subject: Re: About PanPastels!
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Never mind the pigments, I love that texture paste technique!!
It sounds like those pigments are made in a very similar way to artists pastels, with base shades and the light and dark variations. I love the look of these. I'm not one of these scrappers that loves mess so this might be just the thing for me!


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Panpastels are made for Artists Smauge thats why they are named the same as other art media (watercolour and oil paints for eg) and have actually been in Australia since 2004/5, just the scrapbooking community have grasped it. The Pastel sticks are made of more gum, so they can take the stick form as opposed to the pans which have become compressed powder with very little gum.... and interestingly enough.....

Oil pastels are made with oil instead of gum :P :wink:

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They must have stayed up all night thinking of the names for it.


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Love the finished page, Mandy...thanks for showing us how you did it!

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smauge wrote:
They must have stayed up all night thinking of the names for it.


Lol . But you've inspired me to get out the sticks (and the can of fixative!)


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Layout is amazing and so love your tute :biggrin:

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