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Flashback Friday

I was thinking the other day about coloring and  my favorite coloring method(s).  When I first started with Stampin'UP!, Stampin' Pastels were my favorite coloring tools.  I remember using  pastels with a blender pen but my favorite way to use them had to be Poppin' Pastels.  This started me thinking that I wanted to revisit some of these ideas and so Flashback Friday was born.

We are starting off with Poppin'Pastels.  Here is what the techniques looks like.
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If you are into very  precise coloring then this probably will not be your favorite technique.  Let me show you the technique.  First of all  I think this technique looks best with a bold stamp vs a line image.  I chose Inspired by Nature.  The first thing you do is ink up your stamp with VersaMark ink.  Here I stamped it on So Saffron cs so that you can see the VersaMark.  When you use this with Very Vanilla or Whisper White cs it is very hard to see  the VersaMark.  However, it does add to the magic of this technique.


I used sponge daubers and daubed  on  More Mustard pastel on the petals.

Cool huh?  It is  kind of magical to see the stamped image come to life!

Next I daubed on the Real Red pastel.

Next the Old Olive pastel. 

The last color I applied was Chocolate Chip.  What is really fun to see are the little "hairs" on the middle of the flowers get defined with the Chocolate Chip pastel.


As you can see there will be  pastel shadows on your cardstock.  I did a little erasing but not a lot.

Next I used the Color Spritzer tool ( page 195) to add some texture.
I also sprayed some Champagne Shimmer paint mixed with some alcohol to give it a champagne glow.  Wish I could capture how pretty the Champagen Shimmer paint spray is.

Here are the tools I used.
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Stamps:  Inspired by Nature and Something to Celebrate (level 2 hostess set in the Occasions mini)
Ink: Early Espresso and Chocolate Chip marker (Color Spritzer tool)
Paper:  Very Vanilla, More Mustard, Early Espresso, and So Saffron
Stampin'Pastels:  Real Red, More Mustard, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip
Big Shot: Square Lattice TIEF
Punches: Scallop Edge punch
Ribbon:  Early Espresso grosgrain ribbon
Extras: Color Spritzer tool, Champagne Shimmer paint

Hope you liked Flashback Friday!  If there is an idea you would like to  flashback on send me an email or leave me a comment!





Hi Sgaron, this is stunning. I really think I will try this technique. Kind wishes -x-

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