Sunday, 20 October 2013

Week 42 Pan Pastel Challenge - Autumn . . .

Hi everyone, it`s Sunday again which means a new Pan Pastel Challenge and the theme this week is Autumn.

 Remember you can enter using any products
you have until October 29th  to enter
you still have a chance to win the Candy Giveaway . . . oh my you have to enter it . . .

Fabuloooous Prize

just hop along to HERE and check out the rest of the Inspiration from some beautifully talented ladies!

 I had so much fun with this challenge altering a box, making a tiny dress and a set of wings all with the help of some yummy products -
 Pan Pastels
 Maimeri Mediums, 
New Metallic Pan Pastels, 
Pink Paislee - She Art Coffee Filter Sheets- Text
Unity Stamp Co. Phyllis Harris Your Wings Exist - sentiment
along with tissue paper, tea bags, box and a few little bits and bobs.
 To make the dress . . . 
. . . take a page from an old book, sketch a dress shape, snip it out and add a quick coat of Maimeri Gesso all over the front and back
Once dry . . . take a little Maimeri iredescent gel and add a little Magenta Extra Dark pan, I applied it all over using my fingers.
At this point I wanted to add a little detail with a fine black liner pen.
 I kept adding more touches of Pan Pastels in . . . Hansa Yellow Shade, Permanent Red Shade along with a few of the new Metallics in . . . Rich Gold, Light Gold and Copper.
For the splatters I added a touch of Rich Gold PP to water and flicked it on with a paintbrush.
Sorry no pics on adding the layers to make the skirt . . . but  I can explain . . . 
I used plain old tea bags, yep tea bags -
Just snip the top off, empty the leaves, split it so you have two sides and quarter each side.
Scrunch and gather each section in your hand and fix in place with Maimeri Matt Gel Medium, Starting at the bottom working upwards.
The splatters done in the exact same way as before only using a few more colours.
I wanted to add a little more . . . soooo . . . out came the tissue paper, scrunch, acrunch, followed by some seed beads sprinkled and all fixed in place with Maimeri Gel Medium.
Pssst . . . I made the hanger using a little thin wire, twisting it to make it strong, joining it together at the ends and shaping.
 The wings -
Waaaah, it`s a leaf that I had drying in my shed and how beautiful it looks after  snipping in half, then applying a little Copper, Gold and Bronze Metallic Pan Pastels along with a touch of the Magenta Extra Dark PP . . . they really bring out the texture of the veins.
  The Box -
The box I used was an old brown Kraft box I had in my shed, I started with a quick coat all over with White Acrylic Paint.
I used the Delicate Mask Stencil, pressing a Versamark ink pad all over and then applying Copper and Light Gold metallic Pan Pastels over the top.
 You can`t make it out very well in this photo, but I also inked up a script stamp with a Versamark Ink Pad and randomly applied it over the box, adding more Metallic Pans over the top . . . 
{ I sealed each colour with cheap hairspray }
 A little Maimeri gloss Gel Medium over it all and a little sprinkling of seed beads.
The inside -
I used Maimeri Matt Gel Medium to fix the Coffee Filters in place on the bottom half . . . if you haven`t used the 
Pink Paislee She Art filters you have toooooo... they are gorgeous to work with and take colours so well!
The lid had the same treatment as the outside, only this time leaving out the Mask Stencil.

Phew . . . if your still here . . . Thank yoooou I know that was a loooong post today!

It`s also
Get Altered Challenge right now, hosted by the very talented Micki . . . oh my you have to check out her project, just click on HERE!!!
Sooooo this is my dteam entry for the challenge as well.
Till next time
Big hugs

List of materials, just click on the links below -

Script Stamp - Unity Stamp Co.

From the USA - get your Pan Pastels at eclectic Paperie HERE


Sue Lelli said...

Tracy, this is absolutely GORGEOUS! LOVE the steps! LOVE the teabag skirt with tissue, LOVE the metallic pan pastels! LOVE the scattering of seed beads (MUST pull mine out)! LOVE the box! LOVE everything!

Zoe said...

What a fabulous and imaginative project, very clever xx

Claire said...

Wowser Tracy, I adore this project, gorgeous colours and textures and yep, I still want to wear that dress lol
Claire xx

Terry said...

Hey there Tracy, well you allready know that I JUST LOVEEEEE your box, your dress and the colours you have used, I am loving the VINTAGY look of it fabulous job Hugs Terry xxxx and thank you for your sweet comment on my blog

Micki said...

OMG, the altered box is gorgeous but that dress!!!!! I love it. Would not have guessed that the ruffles are tea bags. I LOVE LOVE LOVE it. I am so going to have to try this.....

Anonymous said...

Wow where do you get these fantastic ideas I soooo love the dress lot of work but o boy so worth it the box just completed it so beautiful luv it xxx

toni said...

Tracy this is so gorgeous that dress! It looks like you've stumbled upon a little fairy's wardrobe! X

butterfly said...

So enchanting... I actually came along because I saw your tree over at eP - but had to stop on this to say a huge "WOW"!
Alison xx

Anonymous said...

Just fab, I do love your work.

Moira xx

Anonymous said...

Wow! Wow! Wow!
Wow ! Wow ! Wow ! Woowwwwwwwreeeee!!! What in the world !! Gorgeous !! How can anyone ever re-create this ...!?! It's so magical !!! Like a little pixie or sprite left her dress behind....!!!

Traceyr said...

WOW Tracy how did I miss this? It's fantastic really pretty. Love those seeds beads sprinkled over the top.

It reminds me of a book I bought one with fairy costumes all made out of leaves and flowers. I must dig it out.