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Sunday, 13 January 2013

New Year, New Technique at PanPastel UK

Good morning :-) We've got a new challenge at PanPastel UK and we want to see you use a new technique this time. I love this kind of challenge, it certainly gets the old brain cell working overtime lol. I've really been enjoying playing with the Maimeri mediums from Your Creativity Store and for my new technique I decided to try colouring the gorgeous 'Glassy Gel' with alcohol inks. 

I've made a photo frame, and gone for a masculine colour palette for my project. I used two of the square canvases and began by adding some colour with turquoise tint panpastel and a little tuquoise shade. I mixed the Glassy Gel with some ginger and expresso alcohol ink, and applied through a Crafters Workshop Template. 
I just love working with glassy gel, it really gives a gorgeous effect and I'm chuffed to bits that it takes colour so easily. Once it was dry I added shades of brown PanPastel and stamped on some Stampers Anonymous butterflies and text. I used the same colours on the inside, adding a frame made with my new nesties and a Chocolate Baroque sentiment.

I've used grungeboard hinges, coloured of course with more PanPastels to join the two canvases, adding a little Pebeo Fantasy paint to the hinges. You can see the hinges a bit better in this pic

I'm entering this project in the following challenges:

Crazy Challenge: no designer paper
Inky Chicks: Anything goes
LEJ Designs: something new
Try it on Tuesday: New stash

Don't forget our lucky winner will receive a fabby PanPastel starter kit from the lovely Berni at Your Creativity Store so you don't want to miss out on the change to win!
Thanks for popping by
Claire xx


  1. Fab technique Claire, the effects are great, I must have a try with the alcohol ink.
    Enjoy your Sunday.
    Hugs Brenda xox

  2. You never cease to amaze with the projects you come up with Claire. This is fabulous - and the sentiment with the frame suits you perfectly.
    Beryl xx

  3. Hiya Claire, your project is FABULOUS, love the colors that you have used and the sentiment wow, its the truth we all should be our unique selves eh? Fabulous creation. Thanksss for sharing Claire. Hugs Terry xxx

  4. I absolutely love everything about this! Off to look at the glassy gel now - very intriguing!

    Lucy x

  5. This is a fabulous frame, great technique.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.

  6. A goregeous Creation, and I love all the clever techniques you have used. and the hinges are super
    Thanks for joining in the lejdesigns Challenge

  7. An absolute stunner Claire. The stamping looks amazing and the frames are such a clever idea.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  8. WOW!!! This is wonderful Claire, such a gorgeous and clever design.
    Hugs Sue

  9. HI Claire, The texture and finish on this looks amazing.
    Haven't tried this technique - think I need to check it out.
    Thanks for linking this into our New Stash challenge at TioT
    Avril xx

  10. Fabulous and very inspiring artwork Claire. You are on such a great roll. Love those hinges! Have a lovely week. Nicola x

  11. Absolutely gorgeous, Claire! Thank you very much for sharing this with us at TioT!!!

    Claudia x

  12. Love this project - gorgeous! x

  13. Absolutely gorgeous! LOVE the hinges as well, and the glassy gel looks like a fun product... is that from Golden?

  14. Your frame looks absolutely amazing! The colours and glassy gel - wooow! I must try it - I am totally inspired!!! Have a lovely weekend and bug hugs xxx
    Ps. You must must MUST let me know when you've had a go at the moulded flowers! Good luck! x

  15. This is gorgeous. Love your details.
    Thanks for joining The Crazy Challenge.
    Hugs Berit

  16. Gorgeous Frames! Love those hinges and great colors. Thanks for linking to our New stash challenge at TIOT.

  17. Stunning project!
    Thanks for joining us at CFAS!
    Jani x


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