View Full Version : Oil Pastel Paper?

09-25-2002, 03:00 PM
I love the feel of oil pastels and I'm experimenting with a variety of paper weights and textures.

What type of paper is most recommended?

09-25-2002, 10:14 PM
MarinaM....I too have been experimenting lately with oil pastels. I'm not sure at this point what the recommended surface is for oil pastels..however, I've been using hot pressed watercolor paper.

I know that if you are using turp to blend with, you need to be careful about the paper that you are using. When I find more info, I'll post it here.

09-26-2002, 09:52 AM
Yeah, I used watercolor block (140lb) but I found that the the texture was too rough - the result was far too grainy. I'll keep trying...

09-26-2002, 11:11 AM
Marina...I'm using the hot pressed 140lb. block which has no texture at all....very smooth.

This thread shows an example of oil pastels on the watercolor paper I'm talking about: