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Old 12-02-2005, 12:55 PM
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Velvet Pastel Paper

Hello all,

I was wondering if anybody ever heard of Velvet Pastel Paper? Have you tried it? You recommend it?

I saw it few days back in an art shop but thought it won't hold enough pastel. The vendor told me you only use SOFT PASTELS..
I just wanted to see if anybody can give me any idea about this paper..
It left me thinking since I saw and maybe want to try it..

Thanks for the help...

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Old 12-02-2005, 01:39 PM
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Re: Velvet Pastel Paper

I use a suede board thathas a texture similar to velvet. It holds ALOT of pastel. I don't tend to use hard pastels or pastel pencils on it though - I don't like how they work on the surface...

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Re: Velvet Pastel Paper

There's a pastel paper called velour that has a velvety texture to it. I'm guessing this is the same stuff. If so, it will actually take quite a few layers of pastel (more than Canson Mi-Teintes, less than Art Spectrum or Wallis). You can also use pastels as hard as Nupastels on this paper without any problems, although it works better with softer pastels like Schminkes, Unisons, Mount Visions, etc.

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Old 12-02-2005, 05:17 PM
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Re: Velvet Pastel Paper

I have used velour paper, and you do have to be careful about mistakes, and whatever you do, do not use an eraser, not even a putty eraser unless you just dab gently at the surface.
Any rubbing removes the nap, and ruins the painting. It does hold a lot of pastel, and soft are best, but I have used pastel pencils for details with quite good results.
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Old 12-04-2005, 03:37 AM
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Re: Velvet Pastel Paper

Hi,
Well, I have a love hate relationship with velour. Loved the texture, feel and the variety of colours. I did 2 pastels, with a mixture of different brands of pastel. Shminke appeared to have puffs of dust coming off as I applied it. Used workable fixative. However, both pictures failed the framing test!! The pastel just dropped off, particularly the softer shminke.
Maybe there are better brands, not sure what mine is and my supplier doesn't know either.
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Re: Velvet Pastel Paper

I've heard that Giraults are good on this paper - they tend to be less soft, beautiful colors, a smaller stick too.
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Old 12-04-2005, 12:41 PM
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Re: Velvet Pastel Paper

Hello WC friends,

Thank you very much for the info. I definetely needed some idea about this paper. I guess I will treat it like pastel papaer being carefull with hard pastels...find a good brand and go for it..maybe I will like it..

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Old 12-04-2005, 01:56 PM
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Re: Velvet Pastel Paper

I first heard about this velvet paper in Leslie Harrison's book. Looked all over for it and the only place I readily came across it was good old DickBlick's. They sell it by the sheet and its kind of expensive. One day I'd like to give it a try.
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Re: Velvet Pastel Paper

http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=306311

http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=302841

http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=303142

these should be helpful if not im sure we can find more for you
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Re: Velvet Pastel Paper

I say go for it and give it a try!!!!

I've used both oil and soft pastels on both velour and suede. And I have eventually settled on pastel pencil on suede as my favourite medium (at the moment).

I find that regardless of my art store experts' advice, I always end up forming my own opinion and preferences by trying my own ideas for myself!

Have fun and enjoy!
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Re: Velvet Pastel Paper

I have also used velour paper many times and I love it! It has a great 'tooth' to it and is definately worth a try! If you haven't tried it I recommend picking up a piece and give it a shot...I loved it and I've got the book with Leslie Harrisons works and her "how to's" as well. It's also a great book to check out especially if you're needing a little help with technique etc. Oh...and for those of you who are from Canada like me give www.opusframing.com a try..they're a good art store and carry velour paper. Actually they're the only art store (three of them ) in all of British Columbia that actually carry it.
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Re: Velvet Pastel Paper

Well well, it does look like worth giving it a try. I will definetely do after reading some of your replies. I guess it is true that I do have to try it and only I can decide if I will like it. But I really never seen it before that day in the shop and until never seen a real painting over this type of velour paper. Seraching a little over the net but you cannot see it clearly..

Thank you all very much for your comments, Cori, Shane, Steph, TFB, Kat, Ms. patricia, SRW2034, tracy and Diana. I wil try to post something when I get the time to share with you.

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