Stampin’  Pastels

by Brenda Freeson

Try this unique twist on using Versamark® ink and pastels.


  • Cardstock

  • Pastels (also known as chalks)

  • Versamark™

  • Sponges

  • Rubber stamps


  1. Step 1

    Ink clean stamp with Versamark™.

  2. Step 2

    Use sponge to apply pastel to Versamarked stamp in a tapping motion.

    You may have to gently blow off any excess pastel. "Huff" on your stamp before stamping image onto paper to remoisten.

  3. Step 3

    Continue steps 1 and 2 until all images have been stamped.

  4. Step 4

    The only ink that was used for this entire project was Versamark™. You can see the difference between Versamark™ alone and 'Stampin Pastels'; the smaller flower (upper left) was done using this technique and the others were stamped in Versamark™ alone.

  5. Step 5

    Finish your card.

Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Stampin’  Pastels. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

wow, that's great - and so simple - thanks for bringing back this beautiful way of using pastels...
Pam Foster  |  Wed Feb 20, 2008 at 6:33 PM
YEAH! I found a way to use my pastels that I really enjoy! Thank you!
Eva Dingwall  |  Thu Jul 3, 2008 at 12:52 PM

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