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Monday, September 12, 2022

How do you like 'dem apples?


More Apple Harvest projects!  This time featuring the Soft Pastels Assortment.  I was inspired by my friend Beth over at Beth's Paper Cuts and her amazing videos on how to color with this somewhat overlooked item from the Annual Catalog.  At just $9 for eight colors, it is a pretty good deal...and until this Wednesday 9/14/2022, they are part of the Weekly Deal, so they're available for a little less.

My trio of apples is perfect for this time of year!  And I just LOVE the chalkboard effect you can get with these Soft Pastels!  I stamped on Basic Black with White Craft takes a bit longer to dry, but you can speed this up with your heat tool.  Then I used the Soft Pastels to color the apples three different colors.  Just like coloring with watercolor pencils, ink, or Stampin' Blends, layer on different colors to get depth and texture.  With this trio of apples, I used the dies before I colored to cut out an apple to pop up between the two stamped apples on the black layer.

For these next two cards, I grabbed sentiments from a couple of other stamp sets:  Good Feelings and Cottage Rose for some awesome teacher cards.  We don't have to wait until Teacher Appreciation Week in May to thank the teachers in our lives!

These Soft Pastels Assortment feel like chalk...kind of like the pastels from MANY years ago that SU! offered rather than an oil pastel crayon.  One of the things I do love about these is the bold color from the pigment!  You can even use these pastels with a watercolor brush to paint.  Use with sponge daubers to add color or with the "poppin' pastels" technique.  And a quick spritz of hair spray or fixative will set the pastels so they don't rub off.

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Thanks for stopping by!  Julia Mazur @ SimplySheStamps

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