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PanPastels Make It Easy to Build a Pattern

I made a Pan Pastel tutorial video showing how I used part of a stencil to build a pattern

I’m playing with Orly Avineri’s Soft Bones stencil from StencilGirl, one of her  5 new stencils.  I’m not the only one playing – this is a blog hop!  With a giveaway too!

I made a Pan Pastel tutorial video showing how I used part of a stencil to build a pattern


PanPastels are a fast and easy way to build a pattern with a stencil because you don’t have to wait for a thing to dry.  Since I am patience impaired, I love that I don’t have to wait…


Check out the video where I show you how I used one part of the stencil Soft Bones with Phthalo Blue PanPastel.





Watch  Using PanPastels with Stencil to Build a Pattern on YouTube.

I rarely seal PanPastels in my art journal but when I do, I use the Gelli Plate to do it. I’ve got a video showing how – Sealing PanPastels with a Gelli Plate .

Giveaway details!

  • THE PRIZES: 5 lucky winners, each will get one of Orly’s new releases.
  • Leave a comment on my blog to be entered.  Want more chances to win? Leave a comment on each of the blogs in the hop for a total of 11 chances!  One comment per blog of course…
  • Giveaway closes on Sunday, June 29th at 11:59 PM Central time.

Blog Hop


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  • Laura Strack June 23, 2014, 1:32 am

    Carolyn, Love the way you used Orly’s new Soft Bones Stencil. Pan Pastels look so scrumptious. I really need to invest in them. Thanks for the great ideas.

  • Denise June 23, 2014, 1:37 am

    I just saw these stencils on StencilGirl’s pinterest page and I pinned them. They are terrific and I love what you did with them using PanPastels (which I don’t yet have). Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Maria McGuire June 23, 2014, 1:46 am

    TOTALLY, TOTALLY inspired how you used this ONE element! FANTASTIC!

  • gwen murray June 23, 2014, 1:54 am

    love Orly’s new Soft Bones Stencil think i may need to look at getting Pan Pastels they look like fun to use

  • Glenda Hoagland June 23, 2014, 2:20 am

    Ok my friend, I learned two things watching this video, 1. how to use Pan Pastels and 2 that Orly has designed stencils for Stencil Girl. I love what you did and love the stencil. Thanks for another great tutorial.

  • Vanessa June 23, 2014, 5:03 am

    So lovely the way you used the stencil to make such a meaningful pattern. Very inspiring.

  • Ros June 23, 2014, 6:12 am

    I am going to order some pan pastels what you have created with Orly’s stencil makes me want to start stencilling thanks for the tutorial

  • Mary C. Nasser June 23, 2014, 7:01 am

    You crack me up saying you are “patience impaired!”
    Love the way you chose one element of the stencil and repeated the design.
    And the blue palette is great! Love that it is mounted on blue fabric with frayed edges.

  • Linda on the Prairie June 23, 2014, 7:52 am

    One of the reasons I really enjoy your work, Carolyn, is because you are patience-impaired! I identify completely. The color choice was perfect and I had no idea you could seal pan pastels with a Gelli. Thanks!

  • Kim Mailhot June 23, 2014, 8:31 am

    Love Orly’s stencils and this was a fun use of them! Love the use of Panpastels too.
    Thanks for the chance to win these cool tools!

  • Patti Sandham June 23, 2014, 8:42 am

    Wow loved what you did with Orly’s new design.

  • Jen Gonzalez June 23, 2014, 9:10 am

    How funny that I watched your video and thought, dang she has the coolest stencils! The next thing I see is a chance to win one!?!? Whoop whoop! Great video and blog.

  • sharon davis June 23, 2014, 9:22 am

    This was great video and like how to make the pattern. Thanks for sharing

  • Cindy Wagner June 23, 2014, 9:51 am

    I really like how this page turned out. So simple (that’s the great part) and so fun. Going to hunt for something similiar and give it a try. Of course, winning a stencil would mean I wouldn’t have to hunt. LOL . Thanks for sharing your great ideas.

  • Raeven Davis June 23, 2014, 10:05 am

    I love this technique. And oh My Goodness, that stencil is AWESOME!!!! I’m a stencil junkie so I’m always interested in new stencil techniques. Thanks so much for the post. I need to get to my art room now!!!
    Have a great day!

  • Peg Englishman June 23, 2014, 10:06 am

    fabric and pan pastels?! I love it!!!!

  • Linda Teddlie Minton June 23, 2014, 10:09 am

    I’m hooked on your videos, Carolyn, and now I can tell I’m going to be hooked on these stencils! Thanks so much.

  • Ruth L June 23, 2014, 10:34 am

    Carolyn, you always suprise, nice pattern, I would definitely think it’s comes like a stencil, but know it’s only one small piece repeated. Wow!

  • Christy Brink June 23, 2014, 10:34 am

    Lovely artwork! So fun to see all the different ways of using Orly’s stencils. Thanks for the chance to win one of Orly’s stencils!

  • Nancy Sapp June 23, 2014, 10:52 am

    Always LOVE your videos, Carolyn! You all have such great ideas for the stencils. Sure wish I could win them. I’ve never won anything!

  • Kirsten Reed June 23, 2014, 11:16 am

    Never thought to use the stencils this way to create a beautiful pattern ! Great job!

  • Judy Millard June 23, 2014, 11:31 am

    Hey, Carolyn — love pan pastels and how you’ve used them with Orly’s new stencil. I will definitely try this!

  • pat quilty June 23, 2014, 11:39 am

    love your use of pan pastels with Orly’s new stencils. very nice!

  • Lori June 23, 2014, 11:58 am

    Love these stencils. Also like the pan pastels with them….

  • Gwen L. June 23, 2014, 12:38 pm

    This is so cool! I love the way you only used part of the stencil… and the repetition is awesome! And how good to PanPastels look here? I’m inspired to try more things with my stencil now 🙂

  • muriel June 23, 2014, 12:44 pm

    Wow! Great tutorial! So much so as I love using PanPAstels.

  • Corrine June 23, 2014, 1:14 pm

    Nice use of that stencil. They ARE so easy to use on the stencils, one of my favorite ways then the gelli plate fixative after that – thanks to you. xox

  • Anita June 23, 2014, 1:39 pm

    Thank you for the video

  • Carina June 23, 2014, 1:57 pm

    Pan Pastels did not immediately come to mind with these stencils, but your video does a wonderful job of showing the possibilities.

  • marylouh June 23, 2014, 1:57 pm

    I love this project. You can really see the arm bones. I have the pan pastels but haven’t done much with them. I’ll have to get them out and try them on a stencil.
    thanks for sharing.

  • Seth June 23, 2014, 2:09 pm

    Beautiful work Carolyn. And how I do love that shade of blue!

  • fadwa June 23, 2014, 2:15 pm

    Simple. Fun. Effective. I like the blue fabric behind the card, too.

  • Mary in IL June 23, 2014, 2:53 pm

    love how you repeated a portion of the stencil. Well, duh, I need to think outside the box more often, Thanks Carolyn!

  • Annie June 23, 2014, 2:53 pm

    Fun, fun video.
    Annie in DE

  • Janice Phillips June 23, 2014, 3:03 pm

    You make such beautiful things! I have gotten used to looking at “parts” of a stencil, but never thought about trying to make a pattern! Cool. Thanks for sharing.

  • Denise Spillane June 23, 2014, 3:15 pm

    I couldn’t wait to see what you did because I am so there with you on my color palette. I am trying to break out but haven’t yet. I love the pattern you made and love this stencil. So many possibilities. Thanks for your videos!

  • Sue June 23, 2014, 3:18 pm

    Thank you Carolyn, for your contribution! You NEVER EVER disappoint – even your ‘oops’s’ are redeemed! I love your frayed cloth to frame your art, very nice!

  • Martice Smith II June 23, 2014, 3:55 pm

    Wonderful artwork, Carolyn! That shade of blue is soft and fresh!

  • Gill June 23, 2014, 4:36 pm

    I love Orly’s new stencils !

  • Hastypearl June 23, 2014, 4:43 pm

    Looks like I win, I just bookmarked your blog. It’s one of the best parts of a blog hop…well, and winning the stencils, too,:) great video. I’m coming back for more. Laura

  • Suzanne Goding June 23, 2014, 4:54 pm

    I love these new StencilGirl stencils. I can’t wait to use them. Thanks as always for the inspiration!

  • Amy in Texas June 23, 2014, 5:04 pm

    Thanks for a chance to win some goodies!

  • MaggieM June 23, 2014, 5:14 pm

    Turned out great, Carolyn. I love how casual you are with your creativity….I’ve got Pan Pastels, and stencils, so, hey, why not give this a try? Thanks again for being so generous with your talent.

  • Jane Ellen June 23, 2014, 5:31 pm

    Thank you for yet again reminding me to get my Pan pastels out and USE THEM. Duh….. Great stencil BTW

  • sandy June 23, 2014, 5:43 pm

    So lovely the way you used the stencil to make such a meaningful pattern. Very inspiring.

  • Suzanne June 23, 2014, 6:56 pm

    Very cool stencil and I love how you used the pan pastels with it! Thanks for sharing all the details with us.

  • Liz June 23, 2014, 7:41 pm

    Lovely work, Carolyn. I feel Pan Pastels in my future!

  • Jennifer Schock June 23, 2014, 7:47 pm

    Your artwork is so inspiring. Love using the pan pastels for us “patience impaired”.

  • Vicki June 23, 2014, 8:12 pm

    OMG! So tickled with your video about sealing Pan Pastels with gelli. I would have never thought about that! Great VoiceOver, too. Have subscribed and looking forward to viewing more.

  • Kathleen Bricker June 23, 2014, 8:15 pm

    Great videos!! Thanks for the inspiration. I love these stencils!

  • Susan Goodell June 23, 2014, 8:19 pm

    I love Orly’s new stencils. I can think of so many possibilities to use them. I ordered three of them already this morning.

  • Ruth Satterlee June 23, 2014, 8:34 pm

    I love these new stencils! Congratulations Orly! I loved the demo on using Pan Pastels! I am definitely going to try this

  • Cindy Easter June 23, 2014, 10:14 pm

    How fun, Carolyn! I’m really liking the Pan Pastels, as well. That stencil repeats pretty well.

  • Teresa R June 23, 2014, 11:29 pm

    Love the shade of blue you used. this would look fantastic framed and hung on a wall. I have no pictures on the wall of my apartment, so I need to do some art to hang. Thanks for all the fun ideas

  • Jackie Beeman June 24, 2014, 2:15 am

    I too have pan pastels and rarely use them, what a great demo with using stencils!

  • cindyzs June 24, 2014, 2:39 am

    thanks Carolyn! very cool, loved the stencil too! tfs would love to win 🙂

  • stamping sue June 24, 2014, 6:25 am

    I’ve never used pan pastels but you make them look interesting. I have pebbles chalks that i do use all the time. I hope to see more use of the drippings or cobweb/seaweed stencils. not into bones so much. thanks for sharing
    stamping sue

  • Tanya Phenis June 24, 2014, 9:13 am

    Love what you have done here with this cool stencil. The color you used is so welcoming.

  • emily cline June 24, 2014, 9:46 am

    Love your video — so easy to watch! And great idea with the patterns!

  • Lori Wostl June 24, 2014, 10:36 am

    Oh always love a new way to use the PanPastels – and LOVE the new stencils. Thanks for a fun way to spend my breakfast break!

  • Nancy June 24, 2014, 11:31 am

    When I grow up, I’ll buy & try pan pastels on stencils. Until then, I’ll keep using paint and such to make my beautiful messes.

  • Jean marmo June 24, 2014, 1:11 pm

    Love seeing you use Pan Pastels!!

  • Win Dinn June 24, 2014, 1:40 pm

    Love the look – what an intriguing stencil!

  • Robin panzer June 24, 2014, 2:03 pm

    Love what Orly’s new stencils bring to the line! Delish!!

  • Kelly Z. June 24, 2014, 2:24 pm

    Absolutely love love Orly’s stencils and what you have created with them!! Thank you!!

  • Jo Murray June 24, 2014, 2:32 pm

    Weirdly wonderful stencils. I really like what you did with them.

  • Katie B. June 24, 2014, 6:25 pm

    Wow, I love how you repeated the face to make this pattern! Love it, wonderful job! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  • Kristina Priest June 24, 2014, 9:05 pm

    Love the pattern! I don’t have the pan pastels but am very curious about them. They are, of course, on my wish list! Thanks for sharing Carolyn!

  • Caroline D. June 25, 2014, 11:08 am

    oh I like how you repeated the stencil!! Great background!!

  • Suztats June 26, 2014, 11:45 am

    Loved this, Carolyn! Repeating the stencil was a super idea. I’d love to win some stencils so I can play some more, too! Thanks.

  • Lucinda June 26, 2014, 3:41 pm

    Thank you so much for the great lesson useing pan pastels . I have wanted to try but haven’t had the courage. Thanks to you I will now give them a try.

  • Mary Beth Shaw June 26, 2014, 10:36 pm

    I wouldn’t have thought to turn this into a repeat pattern, but it works quite well!

  • Vicki Wright June 27, 2014, 1:43 am

    Orly’s stencils look like lots of fun. I really like what you did with this one. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Debbie June 27, 2014, 11:13 am

    I really like what you did with these stencils, and thank you for the chance to win. 🙂

  • Mandy Fariello June 27, 2014, 8:21 pm

    So cool! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Saranne June 28, 2014, 11:45 am

    OMG! Awesome sauce!

  • Lissa June 29, 2014, 7:10 am

    Really cool stencil!! Love the pan pastel!

  • Lynn A June 29, 2014, 11:50 pm

    Love these stencils, love your work – now going to have to find the money to get the stencils and the pastels!

  • Julie Hulver July 27, 2014, 8:20 pm

    Love your tip (and video) about sealing with a Gelli Plate…just had mine out yesterday. Will have to dig out my Pan Pastels and give your techniques a whirl!

  • wendy p July 28, 2014, 12:20 am

    oh my – love love love your creation and that new stencil is a MUST on my wish list !!!!!

  • Denise July 28, 2014, 1:45 am

    Love how you did this. Fun, a hop, always have fun on them!

  • Jo July 29, 2014, 9:31 am

    I love this and I love those pan pastels!!!! Lovely work as always!