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  • A Little How To On Sharpening Oil Pastels – Quick Results

    A Little How To On Sharpening Oil Pastels – Quick Results

    Sharpening oil pastels is an important part of the art-making process if you like making fine lines with your oil pastels, so it’s essential that you know how to do it properly. Fortunately, sharpening oil pastels is a straightforward task and doesn’t require any special tools (like a Kemper clay shaper tool). Assuming you don’t […]

  • Do Oil Pastels Dry Out? How To Make Sure They Don’t

    Do Oil Pastels Dry Out? How To Make Sure They Don’t

    Using oil pastels in artwork offers a different range of colors, textures, and applications than using any type of paint. Made with the same oil as oil paints as a binding agent, I often wondered do oil pastels dry out? As I have stated in other posts, I have been using oil pastels for over […]

  • How Long Do Oil Pastels Last? They Never Expire (Tested)

    How Long Do Oil Pastels Last? They Never Expire (Tested)

    Oil pastels are a remarkable artistic medium that are made with pigments, wax, and non-drying oil. The pigments and binders are formed into small sticks that are easy to handle for maximum efficacy when drawing. Using high quality substances gives them certain qualities that can increase their longevity greatly depending on the materials used to […]

  • Wax Pastels Vs Oil Pastels – Which Are Better For You?

    Wax Pastels Vs Oil Pastels – Which Are Better For You?

    Wax and oil pastels are worthy mediums to use when you are making art. I’ve found after of years of working with both, that there are many similarities between them, though there are several differences, as well. So when it comes to wax pastels vs oil pastels what are are we comparing? Wax pastels (or […]

  • Framing Pastels Without Glass Using This Simple Money Saving Hack

    Framing Pastels Without Glass Using This Simple Money Saving Hack

    Every art medium has its own considerations when framing, especially pastels. Pastel paintings are fragile because of the pigment’s susceptibility to smudging. Framing pastels without glass is possible but it is highly not recommended, no matter if it’s for home or gallery hanging. Pastel paintings need glass to protect them from damage and UV rays.  […]

  • Blending Oil Pastels with Baby Oil: Secrets revealed

    Blending Oil Pastels with Baby Oil: Secrets revealed

    Have you ever tried blending oil pastels with baby oil? It might seem like the two don’t go together at first, but they do! When mixed together, baby oil and oil pastels create a unique texture and depth in your artwork. The best part is that it’s so easy to do. All you need is […]

  • What kind of paper do you use for Oil Pastels? Best Listed

    What kind of paper do you use for Oil Pastels? Best Listed

    Paper is an important part of any art-making process. Paper can be used for watercolor, acrylics, inks, and more. So what kind of paper do you use for oil pastels? There are many options when it comes to paper for oil pastels. Some artists prefer canvas or other heavy weight papers while others love the […]

  • How to Use Pastels on Paper – Great tips and techniques

    How to Use Pastels on Paper – Great tips and techniques

    A medium that has been around for centuries, pastels are easy to use, portable, and can create gorgeous pieces of artwork that truly display your artistic talent. If you already know how to draw with pen, pencils, or charcoal, learning to use pastels may be the next logical step in your growth as an artist. […]

  • Tips on How to Use Pastels on Canvas – it can be done!

    Tips on How to Use Pastels on Canvas – it can be done!

    While most people think that canvas is the surface for art media like acrylics and oil paints, other kinds of media can also be used on canvas to create beautiful and interesting pieces of artwork. One such media that may be used on canvas is pastel. While traditionally, pastels are used on special pastel paper, using […]

  • Best Oil Pastels – Top 5 Reviewed + Buyer Guide

    Best Oil Pastels – Top 5 Reviewed + Buyer Guide

    If you’re in a creative mood and want to get down to arty business straight away, pastels are one of the best art mediums out there. Many art products require some sort of preparation before you start the creative process but pastels are ready to use at any point. They allow you to apply pigment […]

  • How To Keep Kneaded Eraser From Drying Out – Cheap Home Remedy

    How To Keep Kneaded Eraser From Drying Out – Cheap Home Remedy

    My kneaded eraser is one of the biggest workhorses in my art supplies. I can easily shape it to a fine point or use it over a larger space. It’s delicate enough to merely lighten or erase without damaging the paper’s surface. It leaves no residue behind but makes quick work of graphite dust and […]