YouTube Capture: Pan Pastels

What do you do when you find yourself with a new product and don’t know what to do? The first thing I do is to search “what is ___?” or “How do I use ___?” and see what comes back. For Pan Pastels I immediately thought of perfect pearls powder and the techniques I use for that product worked well on this as well. So basically I figure out the very basic “what is this/how do I make it work?” and then I just go play.

What are Pan Pastels? Why am I talking about them today? They were in the Gossamer Blue June kit and I have been experimenting with them. I think video is better for explaining, and I was trying to figure out the “hangout” thing you can do on YouTube as well… and while I did NOT figure that out, I did see “YouTube Capture” which will essentially record + upload to YouTube right from my work desk – no edits, no fuss. So I decided to try it out and explain what I’ve got so far on Pan Pastels (in case you’re curious!) + VersaMark ink pads.

[link to youtube]

If you have a specific product or topic you’d like to see – let me know! These short (hoping for 3min or so usually) videos are going to be common this summer. Though I will record a bit differently because the settings I had made the darn thing auto-focus WAY too much! annoying!!

Happy Crafting!

5 thoughts on “YouTube Capture: Pan Pastels”

  1. Fun video! I’ve looked at pan pastels so many times but not sure how to use them; nice to see them in action!

  2. I’ve seen in Donna Downey’s newsletter that she offers classes (video) on how to use pan pastels. Haven’t tried them yet myself, but may be worth checking out if interested. She has a couple of different levels of classes (beginner, intermediate, etc). She’s been using them for awhile now – not that I have! Curious, but haven’t decided I “need” that “just one more tool” in my tool box yet. 😉

  3. Thanks, May! I’ve been curious about these. I love the color options they come in. The water technique is really cool. Thanks for sharing!

  4. I just saw the versamark pad today at AC Moore and wondered what to do with it. Hmmm, might have to go back and get it now.

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