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CM Neidhofer
08-01-2007, 11:18 PM
Just found this in my inbox!

Dear Christine,

Thank you for subscribing to the mailing list for PanPastel & Sofft Products.
I am writing to let you know that we are very close to shipping both of these brand new product ranges to our North American retailers.
We will write to you once we begin shipping to let you know where you can purchase the products. At the same time, our website will go live, and will include lots of useful information.
There is so much to say about these revolutionary new pastel colors and tools, but here is a brief description of both products:

http://origin.ih.constantcontact.com/fs009/1101736443274/img/2.jpg?a=1101754807855PanPastel™ - Ultra Soft Artists' Painting Pastels

PanPastel™ Colors are the softest pastels in the world.

These genuine artists' quality pastels are uniquely packed in a pan format, so that the colors can be mixed and applied like paint, for new effects in
pastels, and to make difficult pastel techniques easier!

Each of the 60 PanPastel™ Colors is loaded with the highest quality pigments; and is made using a unique manufacturing process requiring minimal binder and fillers, resulting in rich, ultra soft and low dust colors. http://origin.ih.constantcontact.com/fs009/1101736443274/img/9.jpg?a=1101754807855
A short video can be viewed via the following link - PanPastel™ Video (http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?t=prni8ccab.0.gomaadcab.km4xjccab.28&ts=S0265&p=http://www.panpastel.com/).

As a BONUS each introductory PanPastel™ pack will have FREE Sofft™ tools and instructions. A selection of sets is also available.

Sofft™ - New Contemporary Tools for Fine Art & Craft Sofft™ is a range of 23 unique painting and blending tools for artists. http://origin.ih.constantcontact.com/fs009/1101736443274/img/7.jpg?a=1101754807855

Sofft™ Tools were developed specifically for use with PanPastel™ Colors; they can also be used with most water-based art and craft materials to create a variety of exciting new techniques, marks and effects.

We will write to you shortly with the latest product news. However, in the meantime, if you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact us - email ([email protected]).

Bernadette Ward President
Colorfin LLC

08-02-2007, 04:18 PM
Hi Christine,

Thanks for the interesting video.
Will be interesting to see opinions about the product in the future.

Kind regards,


nana b
08-02-2007, 07:12 PM
Christy, just like putting on makeup:D It really looks like fun!

nana b

Tracy Lang
08-02-2007, 10:02 PM
Christy, Thanks for posting this. I can't wait for this product to start shipping so I can experiment!!!


08-05-2007, 03:56 PM
This didn't show up in *my* inbox, but someone on a mailing list I below to forwarded a copy of it, and I immediately came here to wetcanvas to see if anyone knew anything about them! As nana b said, they look like little makeup pots.

The "less dust" claim is certainly impressive, and something that is important to me. Also, per the video, the fact that they can be used along with standard pastels. I wonder if they would be considered "soft pastels" for the sake of show entries? Not that I'm entering any shows, :lol:

Donna A
08-06-2007, 08:41 PM
Hi, everyone! Has been ages since I've had time/energy to come 'play' with you all! :-) I received the Pan Pastel email too, since I had registered on their web site. I'm very excited about these and as soon as I finish this email and another, I'm going to order a full set of them for myself along with another full set for one of the artists who studies with me. I so very much enjoyed getting to experiment with these Pan Pastels at IAPS---so much so that I went back a second time to their booth to try them out again to see if they seemed just as much fun the second day. They were actually even more fun the second try!

I have been working on several full-value charcoal drawings on Colourfix lately (while either being sick---or watching the exciting Tour de France cycling races) so could do two things at once! :-) I've done some oil paintings on several of the nearly dozen pieces--and one pastel---but am saving some of them for the delivery of the Pan Pastels to use for the underpainting portion and for building up the next layer or so. With a couple of the oils, I laid on transparent glazes after I'd used a strong layer of fixitive over the charcoal drawings. Also had done acrylic glazes over some much larger charcoal value drawings on Cfix some months ago. The pastel is such an opaque medium in general, so I'm tremendously curious to see the degree to which we may have some bit of translucency maintained in some of the pigments with the Pan Pastels because of the different 'construction' (so to speak!)

Yes, the Pan Pastels are purely, definately pure Soft Pastel! I had wondered about that and other things when they were first described to me. When I was at the booth both times---and later contacting thru their email, I asked them a LOT of questions, beginning with the issue of lightfastness of pigments. I was thrilled to learn that that is the very first thing that they had had tested! Yea! All VERY lightfast pigments in use!

I'm really excited about getting these and putting them to work! I think there are going to be a lot of wonderful things to do with these, beginning with my intrigues about underpaintings! Will speed things up in just that area alone very greatly! Take good care! Donna ;-}

08-20-2007, 09:16 AM
These look so cool! A friend has a birthday coming up and I've been racking my brain trying to come up with a gift I haven't already given him and these look perfect. He'll be delighted to know he's one of the first to have them too -- there's something special about being the first kid on the block to get the newest toy, you know. ;)

The less dust claim also caught my attention since earlier this year my friend called me in a major panic about pastel dust. I arranged for an air purifier/filtration system and HEPA filtration (with no leakage) vacuum for him and he's very happy with that, but less dust in the first place is always good.

It will be all I can do to send them off to him instead of playing with them myself!

Deborah Secor
08-23-2007, 11:25 AM
It turns out that I get a chance to play with these today! I had a chance to dabble for a moment with them at the IAPS convention, but I was too busy to spend much time there. But now I can see what they do on different kinds of paper and play a bit with layering, etc.

My cousin, who is a terrific amateur photographer, sent me some dynamite pix that I want to play with, so I think this may all line up nicely. There are a couple of rock pools that intrigue me. I'm wondering if I might be able to do a grayscale rendering and slowly build up color over the top with the Pan Pastels. Of course, who knows what they might do well. This should be fun!


Tracy Lang
08-23-2007, 09:53 PM
Lucky you!!! Let us know what you think of them :)