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Art Supplies Art Spectrum Soft Pastels

The low down on the velvety bloom that Art Spectrum Soft Pastels have to offer in the Art Supplies World

Did you know? It is very easy to understand the manipulation of the pigment colour in each Art Spectrum soft pastel by its label

D – Darkest : N – Dark (Nero): P - Pure Pigment: T – Tinted: V – Very Tinted: X – Extra Tinted

Art Spectrum Pastels are made in Australia with some of the most pure and vibrant pigments from all over the world. Each pigment is tripled milled and held together with very little binder (glue), which ultimately makes these pastels beautiful and soft to work with. Art Spectrum pastels have no hidden nasties in their ingredients; they are free of asbestos (who knew they made things with asbestos in this day and age?) and heavy metals. The pastel spectrum colours are quite unique and that is why most artists love them and if they don’t they are guaranteed to have one or two of them in their art supplies. The standard size of Art Spectrum soft pastels is 70x12mm, they have larger pastels in the range. These are great if you love a colour, work large or are blocking out areas in your artwork.

Spectrum pastels can be blended with other soft pastel brands such as Schminke and Pan PastelsPastel pencils and hard pastels can also be used along side them to create even more techniques.

Pan pastels have developed a range of blending pastel tools that work hand in hand with the Art Spectrum pastels and any other brand. Other popular pastel tools include kneadable eraserspaper stumps and fixative; most pastel artists will have these in their artist supplies. When it comes to paper and pastels, Colourfix is a fabulous heavy, 340gsm toothy cardstock with texture like fine sandpaper but if you are wanting to work with something lighter in weight and more like a textured cardstock the Prisma Favini is a nice 220gsm surface to work on, this is available in large sheetsA3 and A4. If working on paper is more your style the Mi-Teintes sheets are a nice lightweight of 160gsm. A range of pastel paper pads are also available and if you want to go all out there with something different Colourfix have a range of pastel primers; these acrylic based coloured gessoes can be painted onto anything, canvases, wooden panels, you name it.

As a team of artists and creators we use the products we endorse in our studios. Brands do not sponsor us; if you have any questions niggling away don’t hesitate to drop us a line. We have the experience and the resources to answer just about anything. When checking out with your art supplies don’t forget to peruse our artist VIP membership. We all love a bit of arty karma; plus it will keep you up to date with art classes and workshops with some of Australia’s finest artists.

Tip: With over a decade of experience in the art supplies market I have heard there is nothing quite like a Schnminke white pastel; a favourite among all pastel artists when we run workshops. Apparently it is the only white pastel in the market that will glide over the top of another pastel and not tint the colours underneath. This is of course only good if you are after a non-blended effect in your soft pastel art.

Titanium White No.P500 Larg ...

AUD17.73

No.P500 Titanium White Art ...

AUD5.73

60pc Artists' Soft Pastels ...

AUD302.50

30pc Assorted Artists' Soft ...

AUD145.07

No.P501 Warm White Art Spec ...

AUD5.73

Warm White No.P501 Large Ar ...

AUD17.73

Yellow Ochre No.X540 Large ...

AUD17.73

No.P502 Lemon Yellow Art Sp ...

AUD5.73

No.T502 Lemon Yellow Art Sp ...

AUD5.73

Golden Yellow No.P509 Large ...

AUD17.73

No.X502 Lemon Yellow Art Sp ...

AUD5.73

Tasman Blue No.P523 Large A ...

AUD17.73

Jacaranda No.V522 Large Art ...

AUD17.73

No.P504 Spectrum Yellow Art ...

AUD5.73

Burnt Sienna No.N548 Large ...

AUD17.73

No.T504 Spectrum Yellow Art ...

AUD5.73

Greenish Umber No.P579 Larg ...

AUD17.73

No.V504 Spectrum Yellow Art ...

AUD5.73

No.X504 Spectrum Yellow Art ...

AUD5.73

Cool Grey No.T582 Large Art ...

AUD17.73

No.P509 Golden Yellow Art S ...

AUD5.73

Warm Grey No.V584 Large Art ...

AUD17.73

Warm Grey No.P584 Large Art ...

AUD17.73

No.T509 Golden Yellow Art S ...

AUD5.73

No.V509 Golden Yellow Art S ...

AUD5.73

No.P506 Spectrum Orange Art ...

AUD5.73

No.T506 Spectrum Orange Art ...

AUD5.73

No.X506 Spectrum Orange Art ...

AUD5.73

No.P507 Coral Art Spectrum ...

AUD5.73

No.T507 Coral Art Spectrum ...

AUD5.73
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