It's all about the Embellishments with Premium Crafts Brands Pan Pastel UK Challenge Blog

It's Sunday so time for another super fun challenge with the Premium Craft Brands Pan Pastel UK Challenge Blog.  The Design Team have been challenge to make and/or colour embellishments this week!  Your challenge is even easier, it's 'Anything Goes' for our awesome fans, so you can create whatever your heart desires.

I really enjoyed this challenge, as it gave me the opportunity to have a play with the Maimeri Light Modelling Paste.  This stuff is pretty amazing, when you squeeze it out of the tube, it just looks like white acrylic paint, but it's nothing like paint, in fact it's pretty magic.  It has a wonderful creamy consistency, so it's perfect for using with masks and silicone moulds.

I used a Fimo Face mould (not silicone, and a little unpredictable) and a Rose silicon mould for my embellishments.  The Fimo mould wasn't quite a malleable as the silicon moulds are, so I had to leave the modelling paste in there for about 4 days to give it a chance to dry thoroughly, as when i tried to take other faces out of the model, they split or came to pieces.  The silicon Rose mould was a lot easier to work with, the mould had different sizes of roses and the small ones where dry overnight, medium and large ones took between 2 and 3 days to dry.  So if your making your own embellishments with moulds and the Maimeri Light Modelling Paste, make yourself a nice batch of them, and give them plenty of time to dry.

Once dry you can colour your embellishments.  I used Ultramarine Blue Tint Pan Pastel to colour the face embellishment. I used the Mimosa 1180 Graph'It Marker to colour the small rose embellishment.
I used the 12 x 12 Fantasy Mask to create the background on my white card blank, as well as some Kraft card.  I put a layer of Light Modelling Paste through the mask over the Kraft card and left to dry overnight.  Once dry I used a Sizzix Framelit die to cut out my hexagons.  I used the following Pan Pastels to colour my hexagons, and on my main card;
Ultramarine Blue Tint
Permanent Green Tint
Violet Tint
Magenta Tint
Orange Tint
Permanent Red Tint
Red Iron Oxide Tint and Diarylide Yellow Tint.

The last thing to do before assembling my card was to give everything a good spray with Extra Firm Hold Hairspray.  This works as a wonderful fixative and you don't need to spend a fortune on it.

I adhered my hexagons to the front of my card with some foam pads, and then used the Maimeri Matt Gel to adhere my face and rose embellishments.

I hope you like my card, and find my write up useful, sorry it's a bit long, but I do waffle on! Thank You for reading this far, and please hop over to the Premium Craft Brands Pan Pastel UK Challenge Blog to check out the beautiful creations from the rest of the Design Team, and to get full details on how to enter our challenge.

Thank you for visiting with me
Have a wonderful day


Zoe said…
Fabulous project xx
Tracy said…
Love,love,love this Suzie..need to get some moulds to play with!
Have a great day
Big hugs
Claire said…
Love this Suzi, gorgeous icecream colours and I love the layout
Claire xx
Danie May said…
Such a wonderful use of color and your stencils. I love the hexagons and face too! Thanks so much for joining us at Unruly PaperArts this month and I hope you will join us again soon.
Danie xx