Thursday, May 15, 2014

PANPASTELs for easy backgrounds

Hello again Everyone!
Today I want to share a fun mini album I created using PANPASTELS for my background

To start I sized up the stamps tat I wanted to use on my 4x4 Mini 
I used: 


Diver In Suit 1 1/2 x 3

560.1 Phthalo Blue Ex.Dark
921.5 Pewter

Next I stamped the Diver In Suit 1 1/2 x 3 on the left side and prepared a "mask" of him that I will use to cover the areas I don't want to overlap

After the mask was placed I stamped the Sunken Anchor 2 x 1 1/2 slightly overlapping the "mask" of the Diver

Next I sponged the PANPASTEL in  Phthalo Blue Ex.Dark over the front of the album as well as along the spine

Next,  I colored the Diver with my gray marker, then sponged PANPASTEL over the top to add a beautiful shade and shimmer. I also colored the stone and grass with markers to help them pop

Stamp the quote "Not all who WANDER are LOST."  on a separate piece of card stock then cut out

Use the Blue PANPASTEL to edge all of the cut out pieces so that they stand out from the background

Use your favorite adhesive to glue the quote to the cover.

Finish off with eyelets and your favorite cord 

Enjoy your finished piece!!! 


  1. That's a cute little album and those pan pastels look pretty great.

    1. Thank You Annie! they are really easy to use, and they don't rub off which is nice :D You can however use a pencil eraser to remove it! (how cool right?!)

  2. Beautiful PP-background and again a beautiful scene! Love the little tuch of colour in the waterplants! Inky greetings, Gerrina

    1. Thank you so much! I love the nautical themes so I enjoyed playing with this piece :D


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