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3 ways to use Stampin’ Up! Soft Pastels

Filed under: Projects — June 9, 2021 @ 10:44 am

My goal today was to play with the new Stampin’ Up! Soft Pastels and do some #simplestamping.  I’ve been a demonstrator 22 years – long enough to miss the pastels we used to have.  I’m happy to have pastel chalks back in our coloring repertoire.  I had fun remembering some of our old techniques and pairing them with some new stamp sets.

  1.  Use Pastels to color in an image.  Below I used a high tech (lol) Q-tip to add soft color to the flower and leaves.  I stamped in our lightest color (Sahara Sand) and distressed the edges of the panel with Paper Snips for a muted, antiqued look.

2. Pick up some chalk with a Blender Pen.   For this succulent card, I colored the image directly with the Granny Apple Green chalk and then blended it with my finger (or use a sponge dauber or blending brush).  This also makes a soft halo around the image.  Then I grabbed some Gorgeous Grape pastel chalk with the Blender Brush to color the tips.

Here’s a close up.  Note a fun use for the Strawberry Builder Punch.  I punched out 2 stems and one flower to add some dimension to this #simplestamping card.

3.  The Oldie but Goodie Poppin’ Pastel Technique!  This works best with a solid image.  Stamp in Versamark Ink, then rub pastel chalk over the image.  Brush off and blend chalk with a sponge dauber or blending brush (or your finger).  Another #simplestamping card.

I had fun playing with the new Stampin’ Up! Soft Pastels and I hope you enjoyed my projects.  Thanks for supporting my home business with your purchases – be sure to check out the Last Chance Sale and the new Kits Collection.

Happy crafting,
Kim Wilson
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  1. Beth:

    Do you have to set the pastels? Do they smear?

  2. Kim Wilson:

    You can set the pastels if you want. I did not – I just blow off any excess powder after blending.

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