Sunday, 10 November 2013

WK 45 Pan Pastel UK Challenge - Altered Media

Hello sweet friends, another week has come and gone and it`s time for this weeks
the theme is . . .

Anything Goes and/or Altered Media

but before I get to my project, set your alarm for todays show on . . .

Create and Craft TV Sunday 10th November at 2pm

Join Nikky with an hour of techniques and inspiration using all our lovely products including masks, stencils, pan pastels, mediums and a few new goodies too which we know you'll LOVE! 
If you don't know Create and Craft it is the UK's dedicated 24 hour Craft channel with live shows between 8 and 6pm each day (Sky 671, also on Freeview and you can watch online at  If you have any questions you can email into the studio and ask Nikky and also go in the spotty potty for a chance to win something she makes on the show!
 You will not want to miss it!
 So the project that I have to share with you all was an old wooden doorstop before I got messy with a mixture of . . .
Pan Pastels, Metallic Pan Pastels, Maimeri Mediums and Gels, Scrap papers and old book pages . . . you know how much I loooove old book pages,lol!
I started with a quick coat of Maimeri Gesso
 followed by applying and blending Pan Pastels in . . .
 Yellow Ochre, Permanent Red Shade, Bright Yellow Green Shade
{ I use a fixative Spray between colours but you can also use hairspray }
I had a few scraps of paper on my worktop,
 soooo I snipped out a house shape and heart, fixed them in place with Maimeri Matt Gel medium and added a few doodle doodle doo`s.
Ohhhhh the words are from an old book, I just search through it till I find the right words for my project.
This is the back of the doorstop  . . . the words are so true, my boys are all grown up and spreading there wings so every minute we are together are precious!!!
Time is so fleeting.
 I added touches of Metallic Pan Pastels in Light Gold, Rich Gold and Pewter . . . I wish you could see how this shimmers in real life, the colours are so vibrant and rich . . .
It has been dull, dull, dull here in Scotland the last few days for taking pictures!
A quick coat of Maimeri Glossy Gel Medium with a little Metallic Light Gold Pan Pastel mixed through it to finish.

Be sure and pop by the Premium Craft Brand Challenge site to see the rest of the projects by my lovely team mates

Catch you later

 List of Materials and Links -
Pan Pastels
Metallic Pan Pastels
Maimeri Gels and Mediums


Zoe said...

Wonderful Tracy, what a fabulous idea and beautifully done, as ever I'm blown away by your talent, such a clever lady xx

Claire said...

what a gorgeous project, love the little house and the words are beautiful.
Claire xx

Lou Sims said...

Fab, original project and far too beautiful to be used for it's original purpose x

Traceyr said...

You can really see how this old door stop shimmers Tracy. From rubbish to work of art in your capable hands. Love all the doodling. :)

Anonymous said...

Aww I love this door stop only you have made it to gorgeous to use as that I would have it on show where I could see it all the time
You continue to amaze me with your fantastic works of art adore the little house love everything you do xxx

Sue Lelli said...

Tracy this is just absolutely FABULOUS! LOVE the metallic pan pastels and the house and your words. Very creative!

Vee said...

A beautifully detailed project. Thanks for joining our challenge at Charisma
xx Vee

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous, as ever!!! I am so happy that I can comment on your blog again!!! Blogger and Goggle Plus had messed things up for me really awful !!! Took me forever to fix it!!

Your project is fantastic and you are so clever!!
I swear you can make a masterpiece with absolutely anything!! xo

butterfly said...

Lovely altered art, Tracy - the blended pastels give it such a wonderful soft muted look. Beautiful!
Alison x

Sarahshandmadecardsx said...

A gorgeous craft project and I love the house image and words.

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week and good luck.


Julie Short said...

Hi Tracy! What a wonderful remake!

toni said...

I've been very slow catching up with all your fab posts as the growing in unity Gal, and what can I say that hasn't already been said! Your work is just fabulous I love your style !! X toni xx

Annmaree of Oz said...

OH I have some of those wooden door stops, I think I need to decorate them myself now!

Brillo pads! :D