Monday, September 26, 2011

inspiration monday


i like to add a bit of pan pastel to my journal pages every once in a while, so when i saw that donna downey was offering several classes on the subject, i was completely inspired to learn more!  donna has four different pan pastel classes, so i decided to start with this one......and i'm so glad i did!






 i must admit that i love to glue little squares-and-snippets of papers and fabrics in my journal, so it was fun testing the pan pastel onto different materials.   and the bonus is while everything around me on my art table seems to be in utter chaos, at least my art journal looks somewhat organized!





but you know there always seems to be a pile of squares-and-snippets left over.....




so, donna suggests why not collage them and add some pan pastel.....




until the entire page is filled with yummy square-and-snippet goodness?!
total fun!


{you might already be familiar with donna's artwork.....and she really is a fabulous teacher, too! you can read more information about the "pan pastel 102" class here!}


 {the blue smudges on my "square-and-snippet pages" are there because i had not sprayed the workable fixative on the pages yet.......i don't really like using it because it's SO stinky, but it's a necessary step if you don't want smudges and you're applying a lot of pastel to the page.}






22 comments:

Jeanette said...

Lori! Happy Monday! What a color feast for the eyes! Love the yellows and oranges - so vibrant. I've got to break out my pan pastels, now that I've got some inspiration and ideas on how to use them... ;) xoxo, Jeanette

Rena said...

YOU are an amazing "snippet arranger" Pan pastels I just
learned about in July, wow, they
are amazing!! I bought just a couple of colors.....haven't become brave enough to use them yet though....still working on my braveness!!! Have a peaceful week!!

The Smiths said...

That was going to be my next question...about fixative..but you answered it...thanks :-)

Doda said...

Pretty book! That shade of blue works good on any surface ;-)

garden clippings said...

i love paper snippets too but mine don't usually wind up in such a beautiful place!!

Christina said...

I am so amazed by all of your artwork! Especially your lovely typography and sketch book pages. I have to admit I am quite envious of your talent! :)

Cynthia Schelzig said...

oooo I love your pan pastel exercises you show here. I love the consistency of them don´t you....have fun with the rest of your class!

MollyGirl said...

the colors you achieve with the pan pastels are so vibrant. i need to look into them! thanks for sharing!

what kind of glue do you use to do your collage work within your journal?

LuckyDog said...

I love PanPastels! Thanks for the heads up about her class.

I haven't tried it yet, but I just read about a casein-based fixative that isn't toxic or stinky: Spectrafix. I think I "need" some. LOL

Love, Donna XOXO

Pat said...

What a beautiful collage! That wasn't so hard, right?

Mary said...

wow...i have a few pan pastels and have to admit i have not used them...are these just used dry?? the amount of color you achieved is amazing. what fun!!

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

THIS IS YUMMY!
and we both have a blue theme in our art today!

Hope you have an inspired MOnday!...all day lonG!

ciao bella

creative carmelina

Martina said...

This looks totally inspiring to me - have never heard of pan pastels. These yummy colors are brightening my monday!

Karen said...

i love this!! can you tell me what the "Lama laid" paper is? Looks like I might love it!!

Andria said...

Really rich colors!

Createology said...

Your journal pages of "samplers" is very intriguing. Now you will always have a guide to what paper or material does with pan pastels. This blue is vibrant and my favorite color. Your snippets page is like a scrappy artsy sunset...lovely. Happy week of inspiration to you...

Jane Monk said...

Oh my goodness ... I have been resisting the temptation of Pan Pastels and today I succumbed. I now have a lovely set of 10 basics to play with. Thanks for your lovely inspirations. x Jane

We Three 3 said...

wow what rich colors. Thanks for introducing me to something very interesting and something I would not seek and try. This is so cool

Atticelf said...

I had never even heard of pan pastels, but I took a class of Donna's eons ago (agreed - she IS a great teacher!).

Dymphie said...

you're the pp queen :)

Sophia said...

I want to have a creative slumber party at your place!! :)

cathyb said...

love it lori - I love the little squares too

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