Blog: PanPastel

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


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.



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.


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.



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 ;)



Here are the supplies I used for this art journal spread


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



Comments (9)

  • Mary C. Nasser


    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! :)


  • Laura Strack


    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!


  • Sue Clarke


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


  • Denise Spillane


    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!


  • Michell H.


    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!


  • Kirsten Alicia


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


  • Kathy P


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


  • Gerd Andersson


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


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