Jan '20 ScrawlrBox

Embrace the mess and the chaos with this box, containing the Rembrandt Soft Pastel Half Stick Set.  This box also contains Bruynzeel Design Pastel Pencils and pastel specific Canson Mi-Teintes Touch Paper.  Explore the colour composition and soft, flowing shapes in a sun-lit sky.  For a nudge of inspiration, take a look at the talented Marlene Rye's soft pastel masterpiece.


What was in the box?

Rembrandt Soft Pastel Half Stick Set

A set of 10 half stick soft pastels from the Royal Talens Rembrandt professional range. Pastels are a soft type of chalk based on kaolin (china clay) and pigment, with which drawings can be made in a style similar to painting. Artists who work with pastels tend to see their work as a painting rather than a drawing. These Pastels offer excellent colour release and intense, pure colours. They have a good degree of lightfastness and very high colouring power due to high concentration of pigment. Rembrandt soft pastels owe their quality to the close collaboration with professional artists, combined with traditional expertise and more than a century of experience in pastel manufacturing. Each colour is made according to a unique formula, and the necessary raw materials go through very strict controls for each new batch.

Bruynzeel Design Pastel Pencil

As with watercolour it’s helpful to use pencils to add finer details to your work. You can work more precisely than with pastel sticks, ensuring that you’re not limited to bolder strokes and can take that extra step to refine your work. These Bruynzeel Design pastel pencils are essentially superior quality pastels, encased within a pencil. The high-quality pastel pencils are crafted with the finest lightfast pigments and Kaolin clay. The 3.7 mm wide-gauge, perfectly centred and double-glued coloured cores combine with the finest light cedar casings to make them very resistant to breaking. They also hold a point better than most pastel pencils and are a joy to sharpen.

Canson Mi-Teintes Touch Paper 350gsm

The unique surface texture of Mi-Teintes Touch paper allows for many creative possibilities and layering of pigments. These high quality paper sheets retain all dry pigments perfectly because they have micro abrasive surfaces created by a sanded primer. Mi-Teintes Touch paper is the ideal surface for dry pastels, allowing them to perform beautifully. Give your artwork a new dimension, while allowing colours to really pop due to the thinly sanded surface.

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