Thursday, 17 January 2013

Paperartsy - Portfolios Day 4

Today Helen Chilton's tags here feature scraping back through the pastel to reveal the original white layer as an accent, and it is fun (would have been better if I could have found the right tool, of course!  I used the tip of a palette knife.....which worked ok-ish)

Still it was fun having a go, and I like the idea, so will hopefully try it again

I don't have much in the way of coloured Stazon in, which is best for stamping on these pastels, only brown and black, and a pastel pink which I don't think shows up at all...so I am not completely happy with these.  What I do like though, is the scraping away at the pastel to highlight areas.

It is good to try something different, so thanks to Helen again for this challenge!!

11 comments:

Gillian .... said...

Great colours,love the vibrancy of the 2nd tag and how the partial face image is peeking through. It's been a fun week over at the PA blog, thanks as always for joining in the fun!

sam21ski said...

Great couple of tags Helen, we've certainly had fun this week with the pastels. Can't wait to get mine out again and have a play with this technique

Sam xx

inkypinkycraft said...

Well I don't have anything rouse for the pastel but the techniques look fab. Your tags are great and ilove the way you have scraped thecolour away..you have had fun this week! Trace x

Virginia said...

Oh they are lovely, I don't think I've got any other colours Stazon's other than black and brown, oh no come to think of it I've got white - not sure that would have helped!

Sue said...

Wow Helen, I love these, the brighter the better for me. I love the scraped back areas. This is what I shall be doing today xx

Caz said...

Love these, beautiful colours, great idea-hopefully get some play time this weekend to try it out when I've made some clothes for the mouse!!
Caz
xx

Helen said...

These mini collage stamps are great for this - love the colour combo.
Helen

Carmen said...

Gorgeous. I only have black stazon and might try this in my journal tonight am scratching around for small things I can do while keeping an eye on a poorly bubba.

isisimaginings.com said...

Great tags, the colours are fab.

Alison said...

These look fabulous Helen! x

ceparie said...

Like what you've done here! I use old credit cards to scrape with, you can cut them into the size you need. Maybe you could give that a try?