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This card is the result of an adventure in a new-to-me technique.
The technique is called pullin' pastels, and I first saw it ages ago, (read years) and when I saw this recent article I decided to have a go.... but be warned, this is not how it is supposed to look.
In fact this is the nearest to the true look, but without the shimmer. I did the original technique, but my base pastel colour did not have enough contrast, especially after I had an 'oops' moment with the hairspray that I use to seal the chalk with...... so I masked the image and sprayed it with a glimmer mist, with rather a heavy hand I must admit, and it did pick up some of the chalk and has a pink tinges in some lights.
The original sentiment was, by now, almost invisible, so I made an overlay - and to try and match the colours I sponged with two inks....
I trimmed the original panel slightly to layer it over a lighter colour, cut a wee slot either side of the stalks and threaded a ribbon through and tied a bow. Added the pearls and was still not happy with it!
Did you notice in the second photograph that there was no shading on the rose? Yep - and the whole card looked as flat as a pancake!!
Then inspiration struck, and I shaded the rose with the chalk and volia, the whole thing came to life.
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