Thursday, 30 January 2014

"New" postcard

We've just had one of our occasional postcard swaps on Bubbly Funk. Our theme this time was "new" with interpretation completely up to the players! As ever, our cards are posted as genuine postcards so keeping it flat is good.

I tried to shoehorn in several "new" elements - a new technique, a New Year theme (it is still January - just!) and a new stamp (OK, not that new but the first time I've used it since it didn't get used for what I originally planned for it). I've gone a bit "eclectic mixed media" in the hope it will suit the recipient!

My new (to me) technique was to tint modelling paste with Pan Pastels. The dots on the left are made from the paste applied through a sequin waste mask so they have a bit of dimension. Tinting with acrylic paint can make the paste a bit sloppy but this worked brilliantly, especially as the pigment is so strong you don't need much. Just squeeze a little paste out onto a non-stick mat, rub a sponge over the Pan to dust some powder off onto the paste and mix with a spatula. The dots on the right are flat - I just inked the card and then used a babywipe through the mask to remove some of the Distress ink.

The Pan Pastel blog has another "anything goes" theme this week with an option to play along with the DT in using a metallic (details here). I don't have any of the metallic Pan Pastels (they do look lush though!) so although I incorporated the theme, I did it by giving the party puffin a sparkly crown with a metallic gold glitter pen. If you fancy playing, there's no requirement to use Pan Pastels or other Premium Craft Brands products, it's just that I tend to use the challenge as a push to use the Pans I have.

Stamps:
Party Puffin by Alice Palace at Crafty Individuals
Just My Type alpha stamps by Ma Vinci's Reliquary

Paper: Smooth white

Ink: 
Graphite Black Brilliance by Tsukineko
Broken China Distress ink by Ranger

Other:
Maimeri Light Modelling Paste
Turquoise Pan Pastel
Black pastel pencil
White Posca paint pen
Copic fineline marker
Fiskars squeeze punch (stars doodled by drawing round a punched shape and cross hatching to fill)
Copic markers
Sequin Waste mask by Tando Creative
Gold Spica Glitter pen

Thanks for stopping by!


7 comments:

Scrapmate said...

I adore these Alice Palace stamps and you've done this one justice. I love the blue colour and the texture.

massofhair said...

Fantastic blue background and depth from the raised dots. Must try colouring texture paste with Pan pastels as it looks wonderful.

Stunning Postcard with fun images and a special touch of red for the puffin's heart, beautiful:-) xxx

Deborah said...

It's so bold and fun. I really like the contrast between the raised and flat dots (good tip about pan pastel/texture paste mix too).

gardenpinks said...

Lovely postcard and a great technique with the modelling paste and Pan Pastels. I am seriously tempted by those Pans :)

Doreen said...

Wow such inspiration,love the texture.xxx

Zoe said...

What a stunning postcard, I love it, thank you for joining in PCB challenge, good luck Hun, Zoe DT xx

Lottie said...

Ohh this is scrummylicous - just perfecr and than you for sharing your techniques