Bring out the artist in yourself with Stampin’ Pastels. You’ll be amazed at how easy you can achieve a beautiful, soft look with our pastels. Many of you, my customers, have purchased these in the past few months. Let’s take a look at the many ways of using this product:
Features & Benefits
■ Exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors
■ Artist quality
■ Includes 6 applicators and an eraser
■ Oil free
■ Works well on matte-finish papers
Technique A: Chalking
1] Apply pastel color to your card stock or paper with a sponge-tip applicator, cotton swab, sponge dauber, blending pen or stiff paintbrush.
2] Blend the colors as desired with the applicators or blender pen. When using blender pens, just touch the pen directly to the corner of the chalk to pick up the color.
Technique B: Poppin’ Pastels
To use the popular Poppin’ Pastels technique, stamp an image with VersaMark ink. Apply Stampin’ Pastels to the stamped image with a stamping sponge or sponge dauber. Blend and mix pastels for beautiful effects.
1] Stamp the image with VersaMark® ink pad.
2] Use sponge daubers to apply the pastel color directly to the ink.
3] Blow off any excess powder. (Repeat this process if you are using this technique with a Two-Step Stampin’ set.)
QUICK TIP To avoid smearing, gently dab the chalk rather than rubbing it across the image.
Tips for Crafting with Blending Chalks
Add beautiful color blends from a subtle pastel shading to a rich, vibrant color finish to all your paper crafting projects. Blending Chalks are the perfect choice for coloring in stamped designs, shading in areas, creating backgrounds, highlighting cards, scrapbooks, collages, journals, altered books, die cuts and anything else your imagination can dream up. Rich in pigment with a smooth, velvety texture blending chalks work well on almost all paper surfaces. They are a great way to add brilliant color, depth and dimension to any project. You’ll be amazed at how quickly the application process produces stunning results.
Blending and Shading Colors
Blend colors by applying a color directly onto the surface and then adding one or more colors on top of the first color. Colors can also be blended on the applicator. Dip the applicator into a color such as yellow and then into the red. When you apply the applicator to your surface the colors will mix to produce orange. To shade an area, begin with the lightest colors moving to the darker, blending one color directly over another to achieve a third color. Continue adding and blending colors for an endless array of possibilities and your own unique look. Use a light touch for a soft look or apply the chalk heavily for more intense color. For a fluffy, cloud like appearance apply chalk in a circular motion. Chalks can be successfully blended on dark papers by using a heavier application thus achieving a suede-like texture.
Blending Chalk Techniques
Applying blending chalks with a blending pen can create beautiful watercolor effects. Either use the blending pen directly on a surface already colored with blending chalk to spread the color, or dip the pen directly into the chalk and then apply it to your surface. This technique works well on both matte and glossy papers and provides a binding agent to the chalk which helps prevent it from rubbing off the surface.
Adding Color to Embossed Images: Stamp and emboss an image onto a card or surface of your choice. The chalk will not stick to the embossed image, so it’s easy to apply chalks in and around the image.
Resist: Stamp an image onto white matte cardstock with white or clear embossing ink and emboss it with clear embossing powder. Apply blending chalks over the surface covering the stamped image as well as the areas surrounding the image. The white stamped image will emerge with the more color you add. For a slightly different look, apply the colors to the white matte cardstock first. Then stamp the image with clear embossing ink on top of the smudged chalk. Allow it to dry for a few minutes or use a heat tool to speed the drying time. Apply more chalk color over the stamped image. The stamped image will emerge darker than the rest of the chalked background.
Stamping with Chalk: You can even use blending chalk to stamp onto a surface. Ink your stamp with VersaMark ink and use a cotton ball or sponge to apply chalk to the inked stamp. Mixing colors will achieve subtle and unusual color effects. Stamp the image onto your surface.
Stencils and Die-cuts: Softly blend chalk along the edges of stencil shapes and die cuts to shade in areas.
Backgrounds: Create a streaked background such as a sunset by starting from the center of your card and streaking the colors outward. Chalk and water can be combined for a watercolor effect. Apply chalk randomly to the paper in one or more colors. Use a wet rag or sponge to blend the chalk area as desired. Once the background is dry, add stamped images to create a scene.
Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator