PanPastel Artist Pastels

by Ajae McCain
(Fort Walton Beach, FL)

Mixed Media Art Questions

Hey Millilande!

I was wondering about a medium you use in one of the Journal January's. I think it was an early one, but am sure which. I think you referred to it as a pastel pan,(?) it was in a little round jar. I was wondering if you could mention the brand.
You also used a little smudgy thing-a-ma-gig to apply them and smoosh. It had a handle, and almost looked like a little makeup type sponge on the end. What kind of tool was that, and does it come with the pastels?
Sorry if this is vague...ha!

Have the most wonderful day! xox ajae

Mixed Media Art Questions answered by Milliande

Hi Ajae,

I used an art supply called
PanPastel ~ Artists’ Painting Pastels
for several of my art journaling videos ... I simple love these paints /pastels ...

~ They are quite a unique product as they dont really feel like pastels nor paint but slot in somewhere inbetween. They are applied dry which is great for art journaling as one does not have to wait for drying times ..

here are a few details about the panpastel paints ..
" ..Here are genuine artists’ quality pastels — the softest in the world — uniquely packaged in stacking and interlocking jars. The packaging protects the colors, thus reducing damage and waste. PanPastels were specially developed so that artists could lift, apply, and control pastel color, just like true painting. The pan format holds color like paint for easy application. Each pan contains 35% more material than the average pastel stick. (On average, based on a market survey of standard soft pastel sticks.) The label, with color name and number, remains with the color pan for easy identification. Loaded with the highest quality artists’ pigments, PanPastel colors are made using a unique manufacturing process requiring minimal binder and fillers, resulting in a rich, ultra soft, low-dust formulation. These professional quality colors are highly pigmented and have excellent lightfastness. They are erasable and fully compatible with traditional pastel sticks, pastel surfaces, and conventional fixatives. They can be mixed, blended, layered, and applied like paint for an infinite palette of colors. With PanPastel, it is possible to create more painterly effects. The artist can apply controlled marks, from intense to delicate — ultra thin “glazing” layers and veils of color. It is possible to block in large areas of color in seconds, for backgrounds, underpainting, and tinting paper..."

~ The Panpastel paints are designed to be applied with applicator tool called
PanPastel Sofft Tools

~ these come in various shapes and sizes with reusable foam applicator tips than can be cleaned and reused... The shape of each Sofft Tool has been designed for a specific purpose, ranging from achieving fine details and gestural marks to quickly blocking in large areas of color, such as backgrounds

~ There are several starter kits that are available as well as individual color pots... depending on what one prefers..

~ they also apply were nicely over acrylic paint, very effective for mixed media art works..

Hope this helps

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