Yesterday I introduced the gorgeous Beauty of Tomorrow stamps and said that whilst they have a distinct autumnal feel to them I would also be sharing projects that most certainly weren't autumnal in colour. And today is one of those days!!!
I am also sharing a technique that has been around for yonks . Called popping pastels it uses one of the new products Stampin' Up! brought out in their latest annual catalogue. The product is the fantastic Soft Pastels assortment. This great box of 8 colours open up a whole new range of tequniques for any crafter.
For the popping pastels technique you will also need a versamark ink pad, sponge daubers, a silicon mat or other non porous surface and a way to scrap the pastels I used the palette end of my Take your Pick tool.
First decide what colours you're going to use then scrap the side of the pastels onto you mat. It comes off as a fine powder. Keep your colours seperate as you scrap so that they don't mix.
Now ink up your chosen stamp with the versamark and stamp onto your cardstock. Now the fun really begins!! Using your clean dauber dab into your chosen colour. Then dab, and I don't mean shmush, swish or swirl, the dauber over the area you want to add colour to.
Personally I think having a dauber for each colour is best as there won't be any cross contamination between colours. Try and stay as close to the image as you can. Once you've finished with each colour I suggest you gently blow away any excess powder. My other suggestion is to have a soft brush to hand to brush of excess powder once you've finished . You should expect to have a small amount of colour around your image but it should appear more as a halo of colour.