The Grass is Greener Where You Water It or…PanPastel Metallics

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The wonderful people at PanPastel sent me three pans with their new metallic colors to try out and since it is not a big secret that I really love PanPastels, I was looking forward playing with them.

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I created a PanPastel Background and then layered here and there some Parchment Paper over it with Matte Gel Medium. This also sealed the background, so that I wouldn’t have to use any fixative. On top the the texture that was created with the parchment paper I added some of the metallic colors . Then I layered my Arabesque Stencil over it and sprayed with Spray Paint.

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I also used the PanPastel Metallics for accents on the drawings on top of the acrylic markers. I love how you can achieve nice sparkly accents- although…it is so hard to photograph and capture this.

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I almost wish it was make up as those colors are so nice but let’s face it…I might be better painting on paper then in my face ;)

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Here are the supplies I used for this art journal spread

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have a gorgeous day and don’t forget to water your own grass today :)

Nat

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Comments (9)

  • Mary C. Nasser

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    Nathalie, I absolutely ADORE these pages and seeing your process!
    Think I’m in trouble (in a good way!) because Pan Pastels come in metallics now! :)

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  • Laura Strack

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    Love this post…I was in need of a good laugh! Thank you. You’re too funny. Love that quote and I so want some pan pastels. I haven’t invested in them, yet, but they are on top of my want list. I know I will love them and from what I’ve read, they are a great bang for your buck. Got to get them soon!

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  • Sue Clarke

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    Love the quote and the page but wish that I could see the sparkle/metallic more.

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  • Denise Spillane

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    You are too funny about painting your face. Love this page and I am going to get some metallics soon. I have to get my colors and play. The sentiment on the page is so true!

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  • Michell H.

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    Love this Nat!! Great sentiment and wonderful composition! Leaving comments has gotten really hard on my iTouch- I’d leave love on every post otherwise. you are kicking booty!

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  • Kirsten Alicia

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    Gorgeous page, love the stencilling & colours. I do not need metallic PPs… I do not need metallic PPs………

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  • Kathy P

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    Very cool pages, Nat—-love that quote, and the sparkle and texture! Thanks for the push to get out my pan pastels and play!

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  • Gerd Andersson

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    Just love this page! Your Arabesque stencil and the PanPastel Metallics are a must have!

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