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This week I used my wonderful PanPastels in my Art Journal, to create this busy pastel coloured background and rough, bold flowers.
I started my coating my page with gesso, I found this was a must for using the PanPastels in this journal or the PanPastels would become muted and lost in the paper.
Once dry I blended Orange Tint, Permanent Red Tint and Blue Tint over the top, overlapping and blending then together where they met.
I stamped over the top using various stamps from The Artistic Stamper. By mixing some of the Blue Tint and Red Tint with gesso. I spread the mixture in a thin layer over my craft mat, pressing the stamp into the mixture and transferring it to the journal.
I stamped out two circles as the start of my flowers with Distress Ink, building on them with Titanium White, Violet, and Magenta Shade PanPastels. I blended them all in together using a water brush adding more pigment from the pan as needed.
I finished off by drawing in my flowers and some extra swirls with a black Stabilo pencil, as well as doodling with my white pen.
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