Welcome to the second Sunday of the Countdown to Christmas blog event! You can find my first post here (link) and Terhi's here (link).
As Christmas and the Holiday season is all about giving and gatherings Terhi and me thought to arrange a blog event or a Christmas calendar to ease with the anticipation of the Holidays. We want to give you inspiration and ideas and most of all to thank you all for your visits and comments. And there's lovely giveaways in all our posts!
The event started on November 29th and there's a new "Countdown to Christmas" post in every Sunday on both of our blogs all the way to Christmas. So that's today, December 6th, and then 13th and 20th as well. There's also an extra post on Christmas Eve, like a gift under the tree.
So welcome on board and hope you'll enjoy!
On our first post we were playing with chipboards and today we are using the lovely medium called PanPastels! Like I typed in the first post, every Sunday we have an inspirational video too. This time Terhi made an excellent video telling about PanPastels and showing a few basic techniques with them. So hop ever to her blog to learn more! Here's the direct link to the post (link).
I used the soft pastels to color my mini canvas. First I collaged different things on top of an old wooden stencil. There's an old spoon, flowers, pieces of lace and a lamp, for example. I painted most of the pieces black using black gesso but used clear gesso in few items as well.
Then I added the colors to the piece by using two different colors of PanPastels, Permanent Red and Magenta. I also added the shimmering Pearl Medium White one. I used the same colors in the coloring of the resist canvas I then adhered to the back of the stencil.
I finished the little decor piece with some flicks of mists and glitter.
Now to the giveaway part! With the help of some generous sponsors we have a giveaway in each post and here's how it works.
You have a possibility to have two tickets to each giveaway by leaving a comment to both of our posts - a comment here gives you one and comment on Terhi's blog gives you another. Each of our Sunday giveaways is open until 30th December 11.59 pm CET and the winners of these raffles are announced on both of our blog's on January 1st 2016. So be sure to stop by on the first day of the new year to see if you've won!
This time our sponsor is no other than PanPastel - Ultra Soft Artists’ Painting Pastels for Painting, Drawing & Mixed Media. PanPastel Colors are professional artists’ quality soft pastel colors packed in a unique pan format (cake-like). The special qualities of PanPastel Colors mean that artists can blend and apply dry color like fluid paint for the first time. All PanPastel Colors are made using a unique manufacturing process requiring minimal binder and fillers, resulting in rich, ultra soft and super-blendable colors. PanPastels are easy to use, blend, layer and apply like paint. Please visit: www.panpastel.com to learn more about the medium!
The price is a set of five PanPastel colors in a palette with some Soft Tool. The best part is that the winner can choose the colors! So leave a comment here and on Terhi's blog to be in for the giveaway. We wish you best of luck!
Materials: PanPastel, Prima Marketing, Sodalicious, Scrap FX, Epiphany Crafts