Three Ways to Use PanPastels on Handmade Cards

We hope the Product Spotlight videos have inspired you to craft with our PanPastels. We definitely love creating with this smooth coloring medium. Here are few more options to get your creative juices stirring.

Before we get started exploring projects a bit on PanPastels

Why use PanPastel versus another coloring tool if they look similar? While they do look similar from a photo, there is a difference with a closer in person look. Depending on the technique it can be easier to get a smoother color with the PanPastel versus another medium. Contrary to an ink pad to paper, you won’t get streak marks with your PanPastels. It can also easier to get into those smaller detailed areas of your stencil with a PanPastel and Journey Sofft Tool. And PanPastels gives you, as a crafter, the opportunity to play with something new and challenge your crafting.

Let’s look at three ways to use PanPastels on handmade cards:

Add PanPastel Color to Die Cut Shapes

Use your PanPastels to give color to your stamped or die-cut images. These Blooming Details Die cuts are actually on Whip Cream Cardstock. All that color – that’s PanPastel. With smooth brush strokes you can give blooms different shades of color for a life-like effect.

Supply List: Greeting Trends Stamp Set SS-0166| Blooming Details Die Set DI-0327| Journey Rectangles Die DI-0041| Rich Sorbets PanPastels JM-0082| Limeade Splash PanPastel JM-0113| Black Licorice Ink Pad IP-0041| Whip Cream Cardstock CS-0040| Raspberry Berry Cardstock| Fashion Gold AC-0292| Rainbow Drops AC-0178|

Add PanPastel Color With Stencils

As we mentioned, PanPastels can make coloring in a stencil design easy. The PanPastel pigments beautifully blend to give you smooth transitions between colors. Plus, the Journey Sofft Tools include small sponges to get into those small grooves.

Check out this great video tutorial featuring stencils paired with PanPastels:

Supply List: Must Have Sentiments Stamp Set SS-0501| Rich Sorbets PanPastels JM-0082| Limeade Splash PanPastel JM-0113| Art Wall Stencil JM-0088| Clear Pigment Ink Pad IP-0102| Journey White Embossing Powder| Journey Sofft Tools JM-0098| Flutter By TO-0008| Black Licorice Cardstock CS-0003| Whip Cream Cardstock CS-0040| Limeade Splash Cardstock|

Color the Background with PanPastels

Color your entire background panel with PanPastels! With the Journey Sofft Tools you can gradually darken or lighten your PanPastel color tones. The lighter colors in the middle help the eye make sure your stamped sentiment stands out, while your darker colors perfectly frame your image.

Supply List: Make A Wish AT-0246| Make A Wish Die Set DI-0355| Star Dom Die DI-0052| Rich Sorbets PanPastels JM-0082| Fresh Forest Ink Pad IP-0013| Limeade Splash Ink Pad IP-0019| Journey Glaze AD-0002| Journey Sparkle Cuts AC-0151| Journey Sparkle Dust AC-0013| Rainbow Drops AC-0178| Whip Cream Cardstock CS-0040| Clearview Sheets CS-0121

Looking for more tips and inspiration with PanPastels? Check out this helpful introductory video about PanPastels, on our YouTube channel, and then subscribe so you don’t miss a single video, each week!

Have you crafted with PanPastels yet? Show us on our Facebook page @FunStampersJourney or Instagram @fsjourney and use #fsjmediamix

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4 Comments

  1. I love pan pastels. I wondered how to “set” them. If you want to send the card in the mail. Please advise. I don’t thin FSJ has a setting medium? Thanks!

    1. Although most projects do not need to be set, Richard has been known to use inexpensive aerosol hairspray to set.

      1. Thank you!

  2. I love our PanPastels! Great cards…thanks for the inspiration!

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