20 april 2017


Dear reders,


I am liking these soft pastels more and more! Have to find out how I can manage all this dust, and how I can make sure that I am not swiping my own marks while I am using the pastel. (Am I clear?)

I started with a layer of more or less random colorfiels of my beloved liquid acrylics, and then just playing around with the chalk. So nice to do, and I like the matte look (and feel) of the pastels.





  1. Simone Nijboer

    Yes, I would love to see the video! Can you past the url below? In the piece of today I mostly used it for lines. But what is nice about the pastel, you can easily enhance (is that the word?) of the liquid acrylics with it. So then it is not su much linework, but more giving colourful accents.
    Hairspray! Never thought of that. Haven’t had that in my hand since I was in my teens I think 😉


  2. Dotty Seiter

    Simone, I’m enjoying your experimentation with chalk pastels. Are you using them mainly for line work and mark-making? I don’t have an easy answer about the dust, but if you’re doing experimental work instead of pieces that you hope will be more permanent, you could try some hairsprays that might be less expensive and less toxic (one would hope!). Also, I found a little video about using chalk pastels for areas of color (vs. lines) ; maybe it will give you some ideas for new directions?


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