Yesterday I decided to pull out my pastels. This is a color medium I love to work with. There are so many things you can do with them. I love to use them for creating marbled paper for my projects. See a few examples of that
Today, I have used them with images stamped in Versamark embossing ink.
For this first card I wanted to create a rainbow starting from the top left moving down to the bottom. I stamped 5 butterflies in Versamark ink onto white cardstock. Starting with red, I used my craft knife to shave color from the pastel onto my project, specifically over the stamped butterfly. Since my next color was orange, I added just a touch of orange to the red butterfly before moving onto the second. The second butterfly got mostly orange and a bit of yellow since the next color in the rainbow is yellow and so on...
Once all of the color had been added, I used my finger to lightly pat the pastel into the Versamark butterflies. Using a small towel, I swiped the color from each butterfly in opposite directions to create a trail of color. I love how it came out!
I applied color to this second project in a slightly different way. After stamping my butterflies in Versamark I decided to add color, still in rainbow order, from the inside out. As you can see in the picture above I shaved red in the center, orange around that, yellow outside of that, and so on...
Again, I used my finger to press the pastel into the ink and used the towel to swipe the color. These butterflies have a completely different look.
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I hope you experiment and have fun!
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Cardstock: PTI White, Simply Chartreuse, Harvest Gold, Vellum
Stamps: PTI Butterfly Dreams, Over Under Easy Sentiments
Ink: Versamark Ink
Dies: SSS Stitched Rectangle Dies
Other: Pastels, Filigree White Embossing Powder