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PanPastels + a Stencil = an Easy Background


Have you played with PanPastels yet?  I love them because I never have to wait for them to dry, they are so rich and loaded with vibrant color, and I can just smear them around without any planning.

PanPastel PrizeCheck out this giveaway!  PanPastels, a storage tray, Mary Beth’s favorite sponges with stencils (which StencilGirl now carries) and of course a stencil!

Leave a comment to be entered and check out Maria McGuire’s PanPastel post for another chance!

Over at StencilGirl Talk  check out all the other posts from earlier this week (and yes, more chances to enter but it closes Sunday, Aug. 3rd at 11:59pm CST).  The giveaway is closed now. You can find the winner here.


Watch PanPastels + a Stencil = an Easy Background on YouTube.

This went from this to that!

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  • Laura Strack July 31, 2014, 1:31 am

    I just couldn’t imagine the problem you were having…I was loving your page…thank goodness you left it alone! Very cool. I have added Pan Pastels to my want, no, NEED List! Loved this Blog Hop 🙂

  • Joyce C. July 31, 2014, 1:56 am

    Love this page in all its randomness!

  • leslie Tucker Jenison July 31, 2014, 2:24 am

    Carolyn, I love this page! The white paint through the stencil is so rich looking over the PanPastel. Thanks for sharing.

  • muriel July 31, 2014, 3:01 am

    Well, I love your page as it is and couldn’t figure out what your problem was. I must definitely get the stencil you used.

  • Heather Thompson July 31, 2014, 5:17 am

    Very neat video. I really need to get my hands on these. I love the versatility of them. and the variations of colors. Great week!

  • Jo Murray July 31, 2014, 5:43 am

    It’s good to know that Pan Pastels can be used with other mediums. I love your page and am really interested in knowing more about these pastels.

  • corrine July 31, 2014, 6:30 am

    You are having fun aren’t you. The new site looks so good, so you….xox

  • Delores Azary July 31, 2014, 6:40 am

    What fun! Loving how wobderful the Pan Pastels are!

  • Leeann Koesters July 31, 2014, 6:42 am

    You never cease to amaze me, thankyou for both your creativity and inspiration that you so readily share with the world…I am off to get out my few pan pastels to play with. xxx

  • S July 31, 2014, 6:49 am

    I love this page, Carolyn, and you make it look so easy…..

  • Carol M July 31, 2014, 6:49 am

    I love the background. Can’t wait to see what you do with it.

  • Katy July 31, 2014, 7:18 am

    Love what you did with the pan pastels!!

  • Linda July 31, 2014, 7:46 am

    I’ve never tried them! They sound so fun!

  • Jackie P July 31, 2014, 7:49 am

    Carolyn, as always your color choices are perfectly beautiful! I really love the softness the Pan Pastels create- and your page displays them proudly! “)

  • Mary C. Nasser July 31, 2014, 7:50 am

    I love your journal page and seeing the process of how you created it!
    What a wonderful problem to have!! To fall in love with a background!
    Thank goodness I already have that stencil, too! 🙂

  • Dana Tatar July 31, 2014, 8:01 am

    Thanks for a fun and informative video! I love weathered look you achieved. I purchased a couple colors of PanPastels, but have not invested in a set yet. You have me thinking that I need some more now! 🙂

  • Danielle B. July 31, 2014, 8:10 am

    Thanks for all the great information! I’m always looking for new ways to be creative with my art journaling. I love the look that the pan pastels create!

  • Lil July 31, 2014, 8:16 am

    I love that background. So cool. I’ll definitely be trying that!

  • Angie July 31, 2014, 8:23 am

    Love seeing your creations and REALLY would live to try Pan Pastels!!! Pick me, pick me please!

  • Mandy Fariello July 31, 2014, 8:28 am

    Great…another supply that I HAVE to have… 😛
    Loved your video, as always. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Sandy Gregg July 31, 2014, 8:31 am

    I love how you applied the pan pastels with reckless abandon and then covered so much of it up. The result is gorgeous!

  • Helen Cleary July 31, 2014, 8:35 am

    Love both of your pages,before and after.Have been thinking about investing in some PanPastels,but wasn’t sure on how to use them.Will differently be getting some now,after watching You Tube.Love the great colors!!

  • April Lopez July 31, 2014, 9:03 am

    I love Pan Pastels. And as always I LOVE your videos!

  • ros July 31, 2014, 9:14 am

    thanks for the tutorial as always you make everything look so easy love the end result

  • Shari Czerwinski July 31, 2014, 9:24 am

    So happy to have found this blog last week, just in time to read all you pan pastel posts this week. You have taken the mystery and fear out of buying some and using them. Hope I win a set to play with and give them a try 🙂

  • Robin B. July 31, 2014, 9:27 am

    I have a few Pan Pastels but don’t use them much however you’ve inspired me to give them another try!

  • Janet Johnston July 31, 2014, 9:39 am

    Yummy! Would LUV to try Pan Pastels.

  • Janet July 31, 2014, 9:56 am

    Carolyn, Love the project and love the new look on your website! Kudos all around!

  • Patty Hicks July 31, 2014, 9:58 am

    Okay, I’m convinced I “need” pan pastels now! I have traditional artist pastels which I love love love but the ease of application of the soft pastels is awesome. Thanks for the demo and for sharing your “problem” with us. Good luck to everyone on the giveaway too! =D

  • Tasha F July 31, 2014, 10:05 am

    I agree…that page is awesome 🙂
    Another great video!

  • Linda on the Prairie July 31, 2014, 10:26 am

    You are the Countess of Color, the head honcho of hues. Great fun and good to know about this technique.

  • marylouh July 31, 2014, 10:29 am

    thanks for sharing your knowledge and expertise on using the Pan Pastels this week. I hadn’t done anything with them but I feel like I can get them out and create something without feeling like a complete dummy.

  • Kathie July 31, 2014, 10:38 am

    I am enjoying all these wonderful videos. Can’t get enough, Thanks

  • Carole RB July 31, 2014, 10:39 am

    I love love love your page and so simple to make!

  • Jeanne Lee Spaulding July 31, 2014, 10:55 am

    Carolyn, as usual you make me smile with your videos. Never tried Pan Pastels yet but love your tutorials(and stencils!) and TFS how you did this cool and *colorful* page!

  • Denise Spillane July 31, 2014, 11:09 am

    Carolyn, it is fabulous. I would want to stop and admire it too. Please show us if you decide to add to it.

  • Kirsten Reed July 31, 2014, 11:25 am

    I love it just the way it is too! 🙂

  • Jessica July 31, 2014, 11:30 am

    Amazing! Thank you for sharing!

  • stephanie July 31, 2014, 11:38 am

    great technique!

  • Heather Warner-Ferguson July 31, 2014, 11:44 am

    I loved your YouTube and that pan pastel page- awesome! I have to try this now!

  • Felicia July 31, 2014, 12:01 pm

    As always Carolyn, love your page! Thanks for the inspiration and techniques!

  • Susan July 31, 2014, 12:11 pm

    I love the randomness of your art!! I always think things have to be planned out. Need to get over that!! and I will thanks to you the ease of use of PanPastels and those fabulous stencils

  • Lynn Wayne July 31, 2014, 12:31 pm

    As always, Carolyn, I love your process & your videos. I’ve never worked with pan pastels but would love to. It would be great to win these.

  • Beth Figiel July 31, 2014, 12:41 pm

    I can not wait to purchase some PanPastels and more stencils from StencilGirl. My Girls and I have stared Visual journals…you made this look so easy that I could also use the PanPastels for mixed media paintings and visual journaling too. Thanks you.

  • Maria McGuire July 31, 2014, 12:54 pm

    I love that you can just play and play and play with no pressure on yourself to create a masterpiece–a trait everyone should have. I love the look of the finished piece too!

  • Denise Huntington July 31, 2014, 12:55 pm

    I love watching your videos, Carolyn! It’s great to know that you don’t know where you are going during your creative endeavors either. Mistakes happen and they often turn out better than if you planned them. Love your ‘worn’ look on here.

  • Clair July 31, 2014, 1:00 pm

    I like the cool summery look to your page very refreshing!

  • Cindy Langston July 31, 2014, 1:02 pm

    Beautiful Carolyn! I can definitely see why you love the page. Looking forward to seeing it again in a future project!

  • Theresa P. July 31, 2014, 1:10 pm

    love how this turned out the colors were great!! And I liked how it turned out after you colored it still bright and cheery but a little muted 🙂 thanks for sharing.

  • Pamela Keravuori July 31, 2014, 1:33 pm

    What a fun problem to have! 🙂 Interesting effect with the PanPastels as the first layers.

  • Marie Blessing July 31, 2014, 2:05 pm

    Love the background. Need to get some pan pastels and try this.

  • Bleubeard and Elizabeth July 31, 2014, 2:07 pm

    I really enjoyed watching you work, even though you felt there was a problem. Those colors are SO intense, and that stencil made your journal page work so well.

    I apologize, but my e-mail sends out spam, so in the event I win, please notify me on my blog only, please

  • Ina Good July 31, 2014, 2:12 pm

    These are great with stencils and just coloring so smooth thankyou for tutorial w coloring texture paste with them

  • Rosina Ervin July 31, 2014, 2:18 pm

    I especially liked the way it looked when you added the final layer of white.
    Also, the Pan Pastels are gorgeous!

  • Vicki July 31, 2014, 2:25 pm

    So pretty. I am in love

  • Janice July 31, 2014, 2:35 pm

    What fun. Tried it last night for the first time. I only have a few colors but want more!!!!!

  • Creative Tara July 31, 2014, 2:40 pm

    Love the finished product, thought I should comment before watching the video so I don’t forget to 🙂 I’ve been wanting pan pastels since I tried them out a couple years ago… So fun!

  • Ruth L July 31, 2014, 2:41 pm

    Pan pastels are one of my favorites Carolyn, they work on every surface just love them! Your page is gorgeous like always!

  • Marleen Higginbotham July 31, 2014, 3:20 pm

    Panpastels are a great medium. These can be used in so many different ways. Thanks for the tuts and vids.

  • rhonda goldstein July 31, 2014, 3:21 pm

    love your creativity

  • TheresaMP July 31, 2014, 3:32 pm

    love the look of the pan pastels. thanks as always for sharing.

  • Faith Gaspar July 31, 2014, 4:00 pm

    well, this is all new to me… so it too a minute to catch on… lol but I love it… I would love to try this…. Thanks for sharing….


  • Sherri Scott July 31, 2014, 4:02 pm

    I love how you attack new stuff and how you make everything so pretty

  • Pat July 31, 2014, 4:03 pm

    I so want to try Pan Pastels! However, I’m on a strict diet of “Use what you have!” And “Buy no more supplies!” But WINNING Pan Pastels would not be breaking the diet, now, would it?!!!

  • Bea Savellano July 31, 2014, 4:28 pm

    The blending is really fun…bea

  • Cecilia Swatton July 31, 2014, 4:52 pm

    This is one of my very special favorite stencils, Carolyn — and you’ve shown here just why I love it! Great work!

  • Sherie July 31, 2014, 4:54 pm

    Wish I may, wish I might, have the Pan Pastels shipped to me, cuz’ I love them, right?? LOL
    Great work as always, Caroline!!

  • Lisa Chin July 31, 2014, 5:13 pm

    Very cool technique. Thanks so much for sharing your skills!

  • L.Snow July 31, 2014, 5:27 pm

    What a great problem to have 🙂

  • Marguerite Harty July 31, 2014, 5:29 pm

    So cool yet such a simple technique.. must give this a try..
    love it!!

  • Jacki Young July 31, 2014, 5:41 pm

    Pretty and simple – I love it!

  • Ann Brockman July 31, 2014, 6:25 pm

    My pan pastels just got here today…excited to start experimenting with them.

  • sandeesetliff July 31, 2014, 6:27 pm

    Love all your videos to tell you the truth and I also love how that page turned out. I’ve not played with PanPastels yet, but I do have some of their sponges and I love them! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

  • Glenda Hoagland July 31, 2014, 7:06 pm

    I love this video and what you have done. The colors you used are my favorites.

  • Nancy L July 31, 2014, 7:14 pm

    The pan pastels are beautiful and you make everything look so easy.

  • Pam Hall July 31, 2014, 7:43 pm

    Thanks, Carolyn! I love your demos! Thanks so much for sharing!

  • RITA MONTGOMERY July 31, 2014, 7:56 pm

    Love your videos. Thanks for the chance.

  • Cindi Estes July 31, 2014, 7:59 pm

    Love seeing things to use pan pastels on!

  • Evelyn Kurz July 31, 2014, 8:12 pm

    Have always loved pan pastels; never thought to use them with stencils! Great idea>

  • Ellie moore July 31, 2014, 8:37 pm

    Love your stencil! Pan pastels are awesome 🙂

  • Jean Marmo July 31, 2014, 9:15 pm

    Love the soft feel of this! Wish I had some of these to play with!

  • Jeni Yantis July 31, 2014, 9:16 pm

    Oooohhhhhh. Pan pastels…..stencils. Wonderful combination. Can’t wait to try this!!

  • Betsy July 31, 2014, 9:19 pm

    Love your videos and all the information you share!

  • AJ Jackson July 31, 2014, 9:30 pm

    Love the ease of creating a background. Just purchased a set of 7. I would love to add to the collection. Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

  • Patty Bell July 31, 2014, 9:42 pm

    Carolyn, you always make me love the process even more than the product!
    Gettin’ the supplies out now…

  • Phyllis Y July 31, 2014, 9:54 pm

    Oh, I just love how free spirited you are with these materials (as always)! I have had some PanPastels for at least a year but haven’t even opened them for fear of making a mess. But you have inspired me to get them out and just go ahead and make a mess–and it will be beautiful. 🙂

  • jamie Vanskiver July 31, 2014, 9:55 pm

    I love how positive you are! Thank you for doing this on video for us to see just how smooth and easy the PanPastels are! I really am looking forward to doing some art with Panpastels and stencils. I’ve learned so many ways to use them. Thanx again!!

  • Kathy July 31, 2014, 10:19 pm

    I have a few pan pastels, but wasn’t sure what to do with them. You have opened my eyes to a new world! But question…Do you have to seal the journal page? Or if you use the pan pastels on a mixed media piece with other mediums, do you need to seal them if using a water based product?

    • Carolyn Dube July 31, 2014, 10:29 pm

      I rarely seal them…but they might smudge if you don’t. On the page I made in this video the paint did a lot of the sealing for me so there will be very little smudging.

      If you get them wet without sealing first, they will smear/run but that can give some really cool looks to it too! I’ve got a video using the Gelli Plate to seal here https://acolorfuljourney.com/?p=8696 Hope this helps!

  • shari vanpelt July 31, 2014, 10:25 pm

    cool technique, can’t wait to try it!

  • Scrappin' Diva - Cindy B July 31, 2014, 10:57 pm

    Thank you so much for this fantastic tutorial! This is such a gorgeous background!

  • Cat von Hassel-Davies July 31, 2014, 11:06 pm

    Loved this tutorial Carolyn. Thanks! Now I know I really need to use Pan Pastels.

  • Miss Iowa July 31, 2014, 11:09 pm

    I’ve heard so many people talk about Pan Pastels, but I’ve never used them. Do you have to seal them? The storage case is fabulous!

    • Carolyn Dube August 1, 2014, 10:20 am

      I rarely seal them…but they might smudge if you don’t. On the page I made in this video the paint did a lot of the sealing for me so there will be very little smudging.

      If you get them wet without sealing first, they will smear/run but that can give some really cool looks to it too! I’ve got a video using the Gelli Plate to seal here https://acolorfuljourney.com/?p=8696 Hope this helps!

  • Susan Schultheis July 31, 2014, 11:11 pm

    As always, you keep me glued to the video to see what beautiful artsy creation you will make next. I have so enjoyed visiting all the blogs in this hop learning new techniques for using stencils and pan pastels. I think I may be obsessed! Thanks.

  • Nancy Sapp July 31, 2014, 11:30 pm

    You all are making me want Pan Pastels SO much!! Carolyn, I thought your PP colors looked GREAT! Love your videos.

  • Lora July 31, 2014, 11:48 pm

    You are so inspiring, Carolyn! I’ve never worked with pan pastels and love the opportunity to win some. Thanks for everything.

  • Samantha August 1, 2014, 12:34 am

    For some reason this makes me think of fresco painting. Or maybe fresh graffiti on a white wall because of the stencil.
    This reminds me to use white paint on a colored background.

  • Mary Ann August 1, 2014, 1:24 am

    I was just introduced to your infectious enthusiasm and joie de vivre through a post on Art Supply Junkies Unite. LOVED your voice, fun take on the art process and signed up for your videos and blog. Thank you for bringing a huge smile! I have never used pan pastels and I thank you for giving us the opportunity.

  • Jane August 1, 2014, 3:07 am

    WOW …. now I am getting excited watching these great ideas for pan pastels. They are definitely going on my wish list. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • Bernice August 1, 2014, 3:20 am

    I love how generous you are in sharing your knowledge and your techniques

  • Donna Lueders August 1, 2014, 8:11 am

    Beautiful colors. Love the stencil you used also. Have never tried Pan Pastels but have heard a lot about them. Thanks for sharing your work.

  • Rita Hatcher August 1, 2014, 8:14 am

    So lovely! And very simple.Pans Are on my wish list!! Art supplies always give me eye trouble 🙂 Everything I see I want!! Haha!

  • Denisse Diaz August 1, 2014, 9:21 am

    Hi Carolyn! I recently stumbled across your YT channel and boy, oh boy! I can’t stop watching. You’re amazing and make me feels like it’s OK not to be perfect and just have fun. Thank you for that!

    • Elizabeth Kaplan August 1, 2014, 9:27 am

      Ah, yes. The magical Dube videos. Not to be missed. =)

  • Elizabeth Kaplan August 1, 2014, 9:26 am

    This is perfection. I tried it with Wonky Eyeballs (of course) on a book page and it’s fabu. I’ll send it later. =)

  • Diane Ruggiero August 1, 2014, 10:15 am

    I love the idea of pan pastels. So colorful, bright, easy and fun! I want to try these, therefore, I could really really really use this giveaway.

  • Liz August 1, 2014, 10:21 am

    LOL I could not for the life of me figure out what you thought was wrong with this page. You crack me up. Love the effect you got. That scribble scratch stencil rocks!

  • Becky White August 1, 2014, 10:52 am

    I follow your blog and I always love to see your creations. I’m a fan of bright colors as well. 🙂 Thanks for sharing this technique. Your page looks awesome!

  • Barbara . August 1, 2014, 11:10 am

    I wish I had these pan pastels! They would make my art work look more professional. Love Mb’sstencils, have quite a few.

  • Denise Smart August 1, 2014, 11:47 am

    If you made any mistakes Carolyn I want the same problem. I really like your finished piece.

  • Judy Shea August 1, 2014, 12:29 pm

    I really need to pull out my few pan pastels. This is a fun piece..reminds me of sherbert.

  • Martha Wood August 1, 2014, 12:49 pm

    these are so pretty–hope I’m entered!

  • Tanya August 1, 2014, 1:19 pm

    I love your page! I need pan pastels and that stencil!! Thanks for a great video!

  • Gwen L. August 1, 2014, 2:41 pm

    Wow, love your background! I love how all the color is blended and peeks through the stenciled words. Beautiful!

  • Miriam Prantner August 1, 2014, 2:42 pm

    Love this technique, easy is always a good thing in my book!

  • Beverley Folkard August 1, 2014, 4:19 pm

    I love this stencil, and the end result is brilliant. Sort of page to stroke and purr over!

  • Kristin Van Valkenburgh August 1, 2014, 5:27 pm

    Love the video – and your site looks beautiful! Thank you for the opportunity and fun, xo

  • Tommy McDonell August 1, 2014, 8:39 pm

    Hmm. Well I loved the look and feel of the pan pastels. And I liked the stencil. But to me, we all have different ideas, too much color came out. And I felt I lost my way without the depth

  • Janice Phillips August 1, 2014, 11:07 pm

    Once again, you’ve made a masterpiece!! The colors are gorgeous and I like both versions: before the last layer, and after the last layer. What a wonderful dilemna you ended up with! Pan pastels are now the #1 thing on my wish list!! Thanks for sharing.

  • Aleta August 2, 2014, 3:10 am

    Girl that was so awesome!!!

  • Laurie Hunt August 2, 2014, 4:00 am

    I have to agree. That was a perfect place to stop to highlight the gorgeous pan pastel color that you managed to come upon! So pretty!

  • Kiki August 2, 2014, 5:28 am

    What a great idea and great pastels

  • Lissa August 2, 2014, 7:55 am

    Two of my favorite things, stencils and pan pastels!

  • Fern Strong August 2, 2014, 1:35 pm

    Love the pan-pastel background.

  • Denise Frederick August 2, 2014, 3:36 pm

    Would love to try PanPastels!

  • ANg August 2, 2014, 6:07 pm

    Oh I would love to win this and I love the video

  • Suztats August 2, 2014, 7:24 pm

    Loved this! The pan pastels look like another tool I’d love to have for my art creations! Thanks.

  • Cath S August 2, 2014, 8:07 pm

    I totallly get why you don’t want to cover this page with anything else for now – the effect is so cool!

  • Martice Smith II August 2, 2014, 8:19 pm

    Hi Carolyn! What a beautiful page you’ve made! I’m lovin’ you’re color palette and the stencil works great with those pastels! I need to play with them, pronto!! Thanks for sharing 😉

  • Joy P August 2, 2014, 8:25 pm

    I love this page! The pan pastels look so creamy and gorgeous! Love the stencil too. Adding to my wish list!

  • Cathleen Perkins August 2, 2014, 9:01 pm

    Wow! Carolyn, I do so love your Utubes, great style! I have never used pan pastels but they look rather exciting & a new way to put paint down!! Who knew??
    Thanks for sharing & I <3 that scribble stencil!!

  • Katie B. August 2, 2014, 9:48 pm

    Very cool technique! Would love to try this. 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  • Nancy Lee August 3, 2014, 3:38 pm

    Oh, no, my dear… no problem at all…
    too beautiful!

  • Marsha August 3, 2014, 5:05 pm

    cool..would love to win the pan pastels!

  • Toni L August 3, 2014, 5:07 pm

    I love using panpastels. I learn so much from your videos. Thanks.

  • Shelby Pizzarro August 3, 2014, 5:16 pm

    I love the stencils at Stencil Girl…and combined with the Pan Pastels…***WOW***!!!
    Thanks for taking us on your colourful journey! 🙂

  • Carole August 3, 2014, 5:17 pm

    Would love to try the pastels.

  • barb macaskill August 3, 2014, 5:20 pm

    I have been hearing a lot about the Pan Pastels and would absolutely love to be able to give them a try! I have put them into my cart many times but always wind up taking them back out because of the cost.
    Not knowing if I am going to be in love with them (like that will happen) before paying that much money for them has always been my stopping point! They REALLY have me itching to try them but darn money is a major factor (or should I say, lack thereof?) in my decision.
    After watching your youtube video I am seriously salivating over them!! The blending looks like it is a dream and the colors are fabulous!!
    Wishing my money tree hadn’t gotten washed away the last Rainy Day! I would have ALL of these but for that problem! LOL
    I will be hoping that the Crafting Goddesses are with me and that I am the lucky winner of this amazing giveaway! Thank you so much for the chance to get my hands on these and get creating with them!! Hands together in praying position till the winner is announced!! Thanks for the inspiration also!
    BTW I am already a blog follower and subscribed again to your youtube channel. (I think youtube is messing with me because lots of channels I KNOW I have subscribed to say I haven’t.)
    Toodles for now!

  • Trish August 3, 2014, 5:23 pm

    I have always enjoyed pastels and have used them since I was a child, but I have yet to try Pan Pastels! They look like a lot of fun and your videos are very inspiring! Thank you for the great ideas! I will definitely try Pan Pastels!!

  • Karen Black August 3, 2014, 5:43 pm

    Love, love the new web look!

  • Mary Elizabeth Gladden August 3, 2014, 5:46 pm

    I am getting back into art after a long period away. Would enjoy trying to work with this new mediun.

  • Vicki Romaine August 3, 2014, 6:03 pm

    Thanks so much for your generous giveaway. Btw I love the new headeron your blog.

  • Jackie August 3, 2014, 6:26 pm

    I love watching you videos. My brain gets stuck. You have soooo many ideas. Thank you for unsticking my brain 😀

  • Dara Lynn August 3, 2014, 6:50 pm

    There are times with the creative universe creates backgrounds that stand on their own…this one certainly does Carolyn!

  • Tina August 3, 2014, 7:00 pm

    Ooh! Looks amazing-would love to win this!!

  • Brenda Ryan August 3, 2014, 7:13 pm

    Great demo! More toys to put on the wish list if not the winner!

  • Ethel August 3, 2014, 7:38 pm

    I love reading your blog-full of interesting information and gorgeous
    art! I like living out loud with colorful art!!

  • Vivian August 3, 2014, 7:54 pm

    I have never used Pan Pastels. I loved how the colors blended but actually showed through when painted over.
    I can see why you left the journal page. So many times I don’t know when to just leave a journal page. I am learning and being inspired by your Colorful Journey.

  • Peggy Smith August 3, 2014, 8:00 pm

    Love your page it is so cheerful!!!
    Looking forward to trying out the Pan Pastels!
    Thanks for all the great information.

  • Beverly August 3, 2014, 8:13 pm

    PanPastels look like another must have! I love your fun attitude as you create your art. Very inspirational.

  • Julia Kovac August 3, 2014, 8:16 pm

    Pan pastels look like so much fun. Can’t wait to try them.

  • Sandra August 3, 2014, 8:19 pm

    I’ve never used the pan pastels but you sure make them look like a lot of fun. I also love the look of the page just the way it is.

  • Lanie J. August 3, 2014, 9:13 pm

    Very pretty background. I would love to win some Pan Pastels. 🙂

  • Connie August 3, 2014, 9:33 pm

    You make it look so easy using the Pan Pastels…would love to win the giveaway! Thanks for the chance!

  • Debra K August 3, 2014, 9:56 pm

    So glad I found you. You color my world and make my smile!!! 🙂

  • Gail Klein August 3, 2014, 10:39 pm

    I love the way that you work in a carefree wonderful way! The piece you did with the Pan Pastels was glorious! Truly a great example of the fun you have with art! I want to play with the Pan Pastels just like you do!

  • Beverly August 3, 2014, 11:20 pm

    Love Love Love how to play with the pan pastels and the stencils!! Thank you!!

  • Marianne August 3, 2014, 11:22 pm

    Thanks for all you do Carolyn! You inspire me!

  • Sue Pompetti August 3, 2014, 11:27 pm

    This would be a first for me! Thanks for the opportunity 🙂

  • Collette Landwer August 4, 2014, 12:04 am

    I’ve only been art journaling since early spring, but found you on YouTube and absolutely love watching you create. It’s like sitting in your craft room with you. Thanks for sharing all your information regarding art journaling, it’s been invaluable as I trek along.

  • Tyna August 4, 2014, 7:26 am

    What a beautiful background. Love it. I wish I could be as brave and talented. I would love to be entered in the give away. These will defidelity be on my wishlist! Loved the video!

  • Beth Ross August 4, 2014, 7:57 am

    Carolyn, I love the new look! And thanks for all the inspiration!

  • Rita Hatcher August 4, 2014, 10:40 pm

    So fun! Love your video! It is beautiful! Would love to win so I could try it myself! Thanks for the tutorial snd thsnks for the opportunity to win.

  • Mary Beth Shaw August 6, 2014, 8:54 am

    Ha! You totally sucked me in with “your problem” as I couldn’t figure what on earth you meant. lol Looks terrific.

  • barb macaskill August 6, 2014, 9:39 pm

    Sorry to bug you but I was wondering if the incredibly lucky winner of the panpastels has been chosen yet. I am praying that it is me but would love to find out who it was (is). Thanks!

  • Mary Ann M August 31, 2014, 10:06 pm

    Pan pastels. Another great medium to add to my repertoire. Thanks!