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06-16-2012, 08:43 AM
I'm struggling with pastel pencils on velour, I've tried Faber Pitt pastels, Cretacolor and Derwent all of which I find hard especially the Derwent some colours are so hard the colour does'nt transfere to the velour....I was at a show yesterday and bought five of the new Caran d ache pencils the colour glides beautifully onto the velour, the only problem is they are quite expensive and I wondered if any of you have tried the new Derwent pastels on velour?

Deborah Secor
06-16-2012, 06:42 PM
Velour actually responds better to softer pastels and pastel pencils, relatively speaking. Have you tried using Nupastels or any stick pastels? I would think Derwent would work better.

I'd suggest using your pencils on PastelMat. It's wonderful paper and works much better with the pencils you have than the velour.

I did a quick search and found this old thread: Pastels on velour paper (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=370520)

Hope that helps! :wave:

06-17-2012, 12:32 PM
Pastel artist Leslie Harrison uses velour paper, go to her website and find her
books, she is amazing. I have learned a lot from her books on using pastels on velour. Her blog is http://lesleyharrison.net. Hope this helps.

Ginger Lantz