Holy cow, Brissie! Your Pastelmat is definitely extra special. Your work, however, deserves it and you are right. If paper or any other art supply just sits, then it is wasted. Enjoy!
Several years ago I was able to get a mixed pack of Pastelmat (6 pieces about 8 x 10) and have 4 and 1/2 left.
I pulled out the 1/2 sheet and have started on a pheasant head.
I've posted a few pheasant pieces in cp's and oil pastels. They are so attractive and I've enjoyed trying to create them, on 'regular' paper!
I'm a bit slow but hope to post (in a separate thread) in a week or two.