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She Was Intimidated by PanPastels

VIdeo using PanPastels with a stencil in an art journal backgroundDuring a recent conversation there was a word a friend kept using to describe PanPastels. Intimidating. She had seen some amazing fine art created with them and felt incredibly intimidated because she was not a fine artist.

Well, I am not a fine artist. I am an Oops artist. That means I can just grab things and see what happens. It is rather freeing to be an Oops artist because there are no rules and most of all there are no mistakes, just Outstanding Opportunities Presenting Suddenly.

I captured some of my Oops arting with PanPastels on video including how I seal the early layers and then build up color with just one stencil and a few PanPastels.

Watch Layering Colors with PanPastels and a Stencil on YouTube.

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Once I am finished with the PanPastels, there are many ways to seal them. Here are my two favorite ways.

Watch Sealing PanPastels Mixed Media Style on YouTube.

Watch Sealing PanPastels with a Gelli Plate on YouTube.

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  • Andrea Baker February 12, 2015, 9:16 am

    Love your use of color and ease of painting!

  • Corrine February 12, 2015, 9:18 am

    I will say that they are fun to play with and I love your sealing method and have used it myself. A good friend who is a fab artist uses them all the time too and does the fixative thing, which I hate. Yours are always so joyous. xox

  • Maria McGuire February 12, 2015, 10:48 am

    SO SO Pretty!!!!!!

  • Bea February 12, 2015, 11:05 am

    you are very generous…b

  • Vicki Ross February 12, 2015, 2:29 pm

    Another home run, Carolyn! Since I’m a crossover artist from the other art world, I’ve been working with PanPastels since their introduction in 2009. And, yes, I have the entire set. They do seem to migrate from my pastel station to my mixed media station, thanks to posts like yours!
    My favorite more traditional fixative is by Spectra-Fix, a derivative from Degas…a casein based concentrate. I buy the concentrate and mix it with PGA (pure grain alcohol). Here is a blog post about what I do to be able to spray it indoors. It does not change the color of the pastel like other spray fixatives.
    http://axully.com/axully-blog/2015/1/8/testing-pastel-fixative-on-watermedia?rq=spectra%20fix
    Enjoyed your background!

  • Liisi February 12, 2015, 3:54 pm

    Enjoyed your videos. Love the colors šŸ™‚

  • Suztats February 12, 2015, 4:20 pm

    I think I need to get me some pan pastels…..! thanks Carolyn. It’s always fun to watch your vids.

  • Gwen L. February 12, 2015, 4:37 pm

    This is so fun! PanPastels are yet another product I always forget that I have… I need to use them more. Thanks for inspiring me!

  • froebelsternchen February 13, 2015, 11:02 am

    I love your ideas and videos Carolyn… Amazing!
    xoxoxo
    Susi

  • Diana Ramsey February 14, 2015, 7:45 pm

    I watched the video with the Pan Pastels and liked the idea but did not see on the list what the white tube was. You whizzed through that part so fast I could not see the tube or jar, and could not hear what you said, so not sure if it was white paint that you used as a fixative? OR what? I listened and watched 2 times
    but could not figure it out. Thanks

    • Carolyn Dube February 15, 2015, 11:58 am

      It was just white paint Diana – nothing fancy at all. Any white paint will work.

  • Marjie Kemper February 24, 2015, 1:53 pm

    Great fun to watch your PP videos!