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March 22, 2017

Exploring PanPastels


In today's post we will be exploring PanPastels.  Maybe you've hear of them, thought about purchasing them or maybe even have them, but aren't quite sure what to do next.

In my opinion, they will make a wonderful addition to your color mediums.  Let me explain why.






Exploring PanPastels
According to their website: 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.

They come in 92 colors including metallic and pearlescent.  The pearlescent colors are a new addition....and may find their way into my stash.  :)  With addition of white and black the list of colors you can create is endless.

PanPastel Colors offer many advantages:
(I totally swiped these from the website, but they perfectly illustrate why I love this medium.)
  • Super-blendable: the pan format and their ultra-soft formulation means that PanPastel Colors blend beautifully for an infinite palette of colors.
  • Paintable: for the first time ever artists can apply and mix (dry) pastel color like paint
  • Instant: no drying or preparation time needed. Simply lift the color using a Sofft Tool to start painting immediatel
  • Easy: no solvents, water or other special mediums are required – use PanPastel colors “dry” for the benefits of wet paint without the hassle.
  • Erasable: PanPastel is a very forgiving medium to use – use any eraser to correct mistakes or remove the color. An eraser can also be used to create highlights and for subtractive drawing techniques.
  • Versatile: compatible with other artist’s media and almost any art & craft surface (even thin delicate papers as there is no bleed-through or buckling because PanPastel is dry color).
  • Control: using Sofft Tools it is easy to control the color, and to achieve a wide variety of marks and effects
  • Very low dust: for a cleaner, more pleasant working environment. Generating less waste.
A quick search on Pinterest will show you the amazing versatility of this medium.  In the video below I will show you more about PanPastels including how to use them with stamps.  




Projects
This is the spot I normally post my completed projects.  But alas, I am still putting the finishing touches on them.  I will post them later this week. 

Interested in learning more?
If you would like to learn more about the watercolor background I used on this project, check out this blog post.

If you would like to learn more about PanPastels.  Check out the class below.




Thanks for stopping by,
Jeri'

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