Sunday, 13 October 2013

Wk 41 Pan Pastel Challenge - Falling Leaves

 Hello everyone, I hope you are all enjoying your weekend so far!
It`s Sunday again . . . which means a new Pan Pastel Challenge over at Premium Crafts Brand Blog
the theme this week is
Falling Leaves
Remember you can use any Products 
you have until 22nd October to enter 
the chance to win a fantastic Pan Pastel Prize, woohooo!! 
 My inspiration for the challenge came from a leaf that I picked up while walking . . . it reminded me of the bottom half of a boat, what can I say my imagination runs in mysterious mad ways,lol!
To get started  I used another scrap of wood from the pile I have in the shed and gave it a quick coat of Maimeri Gesso . . . 
. . . next it was time to build a few layers with Stencil Masks, Stamps, Metallic Pan Pastels, Pan Pastels, Maimeri Gesso, Iridescent Paste, Gloss Gel and some crumbled up leaves scattered around.
Time to make the sail!
I snipped a boat shape out of card, covered the whole thing with a Versamark Ink pad then took a few Metallic Pan Pastels in Rich Gold, Copper, Bronze and a Permanent Red Shade Pastel, blending the colors together.
Next up, I know it`s hard to make them out, but I took a Versamark Ink pad and inked up one of the stamps from Susan K Weckesser Autumn Grunge Set and stamped all over . . . the lighter color is the stamped image.
I took a Black Pan Pastel and with a Soft Tool I went around all the edges for definition.
Now I only wish I had time to use the Maimeri Glassy gel, I have seen the finishes it gives . . . STUNNING . . . 
 . . . but time was against me so I dipped the sail into UTEE in my Melt Pot, burnt my finger . . . ouch . . . sprinkled a little Metallic Pan Pastel over and when it hardens it gives a beautiful sheen and shimmer
I can`t put into words how Scrumptious the Metallics are and wonderful to work with!!!
I used a Maimeri Matt Gel to fix the leaf to the wood and Silicone Gel for the sail and stick.
Credit to my oldest son Rory who came up with title
" Leaves over Troubled Waters "
which I scribbled onto a manilla tag, snipped out and ran a little Metallic Pan pastel all around the edges with the Soft Tool before fixing in place with Maimeri Matt Gel.
To finish it off I wanted more texture . . . 
I already had the melted UTEE  from earlier still sitting in the Melt Pot
 I started to randomly pour it all over the wood, sprinkling Metallic Pan Pastel all over and helping it all run and set with my Heat Tool to finish!
Phew if you could only see my shed now,lol!

Be sure to pop on by the Challenge Blog and check out the rest of the projects from the rest of the design Team . . . looove what they all created, inspirational!!
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Till next time
Big Hugs to you all

Materials used and Links

Maimeri Mediums and Gels - Gesso Matt Gel Gloss Gel, Iredescent Paste
Unity Stamp Co. Script - sorry I won this one in a grab bag
Ultra Thick Enamel
Versamark Ink Pad

USA - you can find Pan Pastel Mixed Media Sets HERE


Zoe said...

Amazing project, such a clever use of mediums xx

Claire said...

Gorgeous project Tracy, love all the texture and the little boat is such a wonderful idea
Claire xx

Buttons said...

Oh my goodness how gorgeous Tracy!! The leaf boat is really clever and the poured UTEE is a genius step. Thanks so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

Dewi Lestari said...

Fab mixed media! Thanks for joining at Heck of a Challenge: Autumn Colors

Anonymous said...

Wow soooo pretty love the sail n leaf looking fantastic xx

Annmaree of Oz said...

oh gosh, am I going to need those pan pastel things? I've seen so many great things with them!

This is awesome, I absolutely love how you make the boat with the leaves!

Great texture and colours all over, very cool project xoxo

Anita B said...

Looks awesome..xx

Anonymous said...

This is just superb, I love it!!

Im now a follower.

Thank you for joining us at Rhedd & Rosie Challenge Blog. Come back and visit us.

Moira DT xx

Julie Short said...

Cleaning up and creating all in one go - you clever thing! Your creation is adventurous and fun. Tracy the textures are fantastic and I just want to get out there and play with all the messy stuff. Wood never looked so good!

Julie Short said...

Cleaning up and creating fantastic art all at the same time. How clever are you Tracy? The texture you have achieved is fantastic - makes me want to get out there and play.
Truly wood never looked so good!

Traceyr said...

What a great effect of that UTEE has had on the finished artwork. But ouch to your fingers.


Anonymous said...

this fabulous! and all from a leaf on your walk. Truly a great piece of art.
Thanks for joining us at Creative Corner Challenges this week and hope to see you again!
Tammy DT

Melissa Latchem said...

Many thanks for entering the Rhedd and Rosie's Challenge and good luck! Melissa (DT) xxxx

Anonymous said...

WOW !!! Your sneaky peeky @ the top gave nothing away!!! LOL ~~ I didn't know what it was going to be...

I LOVE THIS ~~ gorgeous texture and use of the leaves!!! You are soooooooo creative !!!!!
I just wish you wouldn't get so many crafty injuries... ya know???!

Have a great week!! xo

McCrafty's Cards said...

Fabulous project, I like the background the design and the colours, Thanks for joining in with us at Heck of a challenge this month, Good Luck
Kevin xx

Rebecca Daniels said...

This is beyond ridiculously AWESOME

Sue Lelli said...

OMG, Tracy! LOVE where your imagination took you! LOVE the boat and the water and the title your son gave it! LOVE the metallics! FAB creation!