Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Sneak Peek: Fun Stampers Journey PanPastels

One of the biggest advantages to going to Celebrate You - Fun Stampers Journey Convention 2016 is that not only did we get the opportunity to see SNEAK PEEKS of new products, but we also offered the opportunity to purchase some of these wonderful products.  When they offered us the PanPastels for sale, I "had to have them".  

Part of our new 2016 - 2017 Fun Stampers Journey Inspiration Book and Catalog products are PanPastels.   Customers may order them as of July 1, 2016.  "PanPastel Colors are professional artists’ quality soft pastel colors packed in a unique pan format (cake-like). The special qualities of PanPastel Colors mean that artists can blend and apply dry color like fluid paint for the first time." (quote from Pan Pastel).  These are also erasable - so it easy to fix if you go outside of a line or want to create your own unique design.    Easy to use with sponge or "Sofft Tools".  To erase, any eraser will work but you want to use one that will not leave the color of the eraser on your artwork.  Personally, I am using a white eraser.  

All of our sets come with a palette with cover, seven PanPastels), and a five piece tool kit.   Journey Colorless Blender, Journey Brush Gold PanPastel, Journey Brush Silver PanPastel, and the 8 piece Journey Sofft Tools are purchased individually.

Here are my photos of the PanPastels (available July 1, 2016) on my Fun Stampers Journey website:
Special Note:  check out the design of each package.  The design is the same as brand new "Color Me Washi" tape.  Color Me Washi is 5CM wide x 15M long (approximately 1.97" x 39.33").   I will include the Washi information too.  We were not able to buy that at convention.   In each section, I will also list the colors included in each set.  

Confectionary Days PanPastels 
7 pans plus palette & 5 piece tool kit
Confectionary Days Color Me Washi AC-0235

Confectionary Days PanPastels JM-0079:
1.  Cool Pool 620.8 Phthaio Green Tint
2.  Pool Play 560.8 Phthaio Blue Tint
3.  Pretty Amethyst 470.8 Violet Tint
4.  Sweet Pear 680.8 Bright Yellow Green Tint
5.  Pineapple Smoothie 270.5 Yellow Ochre
6.  Banana Cream 250.8 Diarylide Yellow Tint
7.  Bubble Gum 340.8 Permanent Red Tint

Party Pop PanPastels
 7 pans plus palette & 5 piece tool kit
Party Pop Color Me Washi AC-0237

Party Pop PanPastels JM-0081:
1.  Beach Breeze 580.5 Turquoise
2.  Beach Ball 560.5 Phthaio Blue
3.  Lemon Drop 220.5 Hansa Yellow
4.  Candy Apple 340.5 Permanent Red
5.  Citrus Cooler 280.5 Orange
6.  Whip Cream 100.5 Titanium White
7.  Black Licorice 800.5 Black

Mother Nature PanPastels
7 pans plus palette & 5 piece tool kit
Mother Nature Color Me Washi AC-0238

Mother Nature PanPastels JM-0080
1.  Catalina Splash 560.3 Phthalo Blue Shade
2.  Denim Days 520.1 Ultra Blue Extra Dark
3.  Green Olive 220.1 Hansa Yellow Extra Dark
4.  Fresh Forest 640.1 Perm Green Extra Dark
5.  Pomegranate Splash 340.3 Permanent Red Shade
6.  Cocoa Powder 380.1 Red Iron Oxide Extra Dark
7.  River Stone 840.7 Paynes Gray Tint

Rich Sorbets PanPastels
7 pans plus palette & 5 piece tool kit
Rich Sorbets Color Me Washi AC-0236

Rich Sorbets Pan Pastels JM-0082
1,  Deep Lilac 430.1 Magenta Extra Dark
2.  Pretty Pansy 470.3 Violet Shade
3.  Huckleberry Fusion 520.3 Ultramarine Blue Shade
4.  Kiwi Slice 660.5 Chrom Oxide Green
5.  Summer Days 250.5 Diarylide Yellow
6.  Pumpkin Bread 740.5 Burnt Sienna
7.  Sweet Berry 430.5 Magenta

This is a photo of the tool kit that comes
 with each of the sets shown above.

 These are sold separately.
One in the middle is:
Journey Colorless Blender
See the other two below.

PanPastels Sold Separately:
1.  Journey Colorless Blender 010 Colorless Blender  .... item #JM0095
2.  Journey Brushed Gold 910.5 Light Gold .... item #JM-0096
3.  Journey Brushed Silver 921.5 Pewter .... item #JM-0097

Journey Brush Gold PanPastel

Journey Brush Silver PanPastel

I will show you photos of some of the cards I created using them soon.   I found them easy to use.  They cover extremely well.  It just takes a little to go a long way too.   

Tip:  If you see dust forming in the pans it is because you are over applying the product to the sponge or tool.  It only takes a swipe or two to have enough to work with.

One of the most amazing things about using these is that you can wipe off the sponge on a paper towel in between color changes.  No need to switch out the sponge or wash it until completely done.   So easy and convenient. 

I think they would be an awesome gift too for anyone that is into crafting, chalk/pastels painting, mixed media.   Very versatile product.   We saw it demonstrated using mixed media, stencils, sponges, and the Sofft Tools.   

Mary Director
Fun Stampers Journey Coach
24/7 on-line ordering available


  1. Thank you for taking the time to identify the colors!

  2. Betsye Rose, you are very welcome. Thank you for stopping by my blog today and for leaving a comment too.

  3. well thanks for confusing me. LOL We did a card at the Stamp and Scrapbooking Expo in Duluth GA and had to leave wish I knew what Richard used.

    1. I have no idea. You could always post on his Facebook page and ask. Remember though, their are so many coloring option with our PanPastels, Color Splash Pencils, Color Burst Pencils, and our fusion inks that you could do your card any way that you wanted to and get a similar look.

    2. Also saw your question about joining my blog. If you look on the right corner under the Fun Stampers Journey Logo, you will see a area to enter your e-mail address to subscribe to my blog. Then each day that I have an update, you will automatically receive it via e-mail. I try to update Monday through Friday each week.


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