Today I’m working with PanPastels and Sofft Tools. We’ve stocked both in the past and I felt it was time to bring them back since they’re a wonderful product for art journals and mixed media.
In the video you’ll see me demo some very basic techniques to get you started, plus other options for working with these products. If you’ve used pastels or chalks before, throw out what you knew since PanPastels are very different. Wonderfully, beautifully different!
As for working on the surface, SpectraFix is my choice for sealing. It’s safe for indoor use, which is a bonus in my opinion, plus you can work over it to add additional layers and pen work. I tried both PITT Pens and the Water Based Sharpie Markers and each works perfectly over a sealed surface.
Keep in mind that Sofft Tools have uses beyond applying PanPastels. You may as well get some mileage out of your supplies.
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