20/02/2015

Ode to black gesso and PanPastels - Mixed Media Place


There's a new challenge at Mixed Media Place! Click here and join in! But of course you want to know what's it all about? Well - this time is black + rainbow! The background of your project should be black and then add colors on top. Above is my take on the challenge.

This palette is really an ode to black gesso and PanPastels. The moment I saw the new pearlescent PanPastels and tried them in my minialbum for my husband, I have been dreaming about doing a this kind of project. So this challenge was the perfect play ground to bring out the bibs and bobs, the gesso and the lovely pastels! 


The effect is similar to that of oil but much softer. The colors are brushed on top of the plain colored black and shimmer in turquoise, green, blue, gold and white. It was almost magical start brushing the colors in and really "lifting" those dimensions up. The pastel really defines the edges and makes the shapes more visible.

These kinds of projects are perfect to use all the strange bibs and bobs. Let's play "Where's Waldo", shall we! Can you find a juice cap there? Or an old coin? What about two metal catches from an old bag? There's also a Christmas decoration, a pair of old scissors, two markers that didn't have any coloring left, an Ikea pencil, several bottle caps and several blooms.

Thank you for stopping by today! Please join in the challenge! 


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Materials: Prima Marketing, Pan Pastels, Tattered Angels

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