Friday, April 8th, 2011

Using PanPastels in your Art Journal

Stephanie

Last summer, Bernadette Ward from PanPastel sent me some of their products to play with. Different than traditional stick type pastels, PanPastels are in cake form and are typically applied to paper through the use of different sized sponge applicators.

After perusing PanPastel’s YouTube channel, (packed full of great how-to and technique videos) I used the pastels to create backgrounds in my journal by using a dry wash technique- as demonstrated in the following video:


10 thoughts on “Using PanPastels in your Art Journal

  1. I recently got some of these and did a background in my art journal that I wasn’t real fond of. So I sprayed workable fixative and then did a few layers of stenciling with ink sprays (Ranger and homemade)and it worked really well on top of a rather bland background. I’m not sure how they would have done w/o fixative, but with just one spray of the fixative they were able to take some wet sprays. I’m really love these pastels!
    Do you write over them with your black pen? I was thinking I’d do some mandalas in black and then do the background with the pastels. Do show more!

  2. I recently got some of these and did a background in my art journal that I wasn’t real fond of. So I sprayed workable fixative and then did a few layers of stenciling with ink sprays (Ranger and homemade)and it worked really well on top of a rather bland background. I’m not sure how they would have done w/o fixative, but with just one spray of the fixative they were able to take some wet sprays. I’m really love these pastels!
    Do you write over them with your black pen? I was thinking I’d do some mandalas in black and then do the background with the pastels. Do show more!

  3. I’ve done a light wipe with a dry paper towel, and after that I don’t really have any rub off/transfer.

  4. I’ve done a light wipe with a dry paper towel, and after that I don’t really have any rub off/transfer.

  5. I did not. It seems to set pretty decently to the page without it because you are sort of pushing the color into the paper as you apply it. As my hand repeatedly passed over the page, some did rub off on the side of my hand but not like you’d think considering they are pastels….

  6. I did not. It seems to set pretty decently to the page without it because you are sort of pushing the color into the paper as you apply it. As my hand repeatedly passed over the page, some did rub off on the side of my hand but not like you’d think considering they are pastels….

  7. I just started doing this! It is less mess and more portable than paints. I’m really dying to get some more colors.

  8. I just started doing this! It is less mess and more portable than paints. I’m really dying to get some more colors.

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