Pan Pastels + acrylic medium and the Gelli Plate

I mentioned using a bit of a sample of a Pan Pastel technique on the SDC post last week where I pulled a print on the shiny side of an old CD, but the thin strips were so small you had no chance of actually seeing what it was like! This is the ATC background I alluded to:


How I got to this is:

I smudged Pan Pastels all over the paper.  It can be a solid covering or a patchy one, single colour or lots.


I brayered on the Acrylic medium through a stencil. You can either then remove the stencil to get the pattern only, or you can brayer on the medium, lay on the stencil, pull that print, then remove the stencil and pull THAT one. You know the drill. Pull the print over the Pan Pastels.



Now, once it dries, the pastels are trapped under the medium. You can erase the rest of the background, you can add more pastels over it …



Here you can see the different techniques in the four quadrants. Bottom right you can see it with the background erased.  I’m curious to play more and see what happens if you maybe then pull a regular paint-y print over that.  Might be cool, might be rubbish, not sure yet.


or even daub on the Distress Stain,like in the Gelli Arts video,  or mist  mica-mists. What is kinda cool is that the pastels trapped under the gel still retain a slightly matt quality (or at least with the matt medium they do!)



I really like the ATC background.  I’ll have to consider a bit more what I want to do to finish that off…