Wednesday, November 13, 2013

True Grit

I've been trying out some of the Uart sanded pastel papers I got at Art of the Carolinas, and have really been enjoying them. I've also happily found that blending stumps perform quite nicely to easily work the pastels into the sandpaper, as does just a simple foam brush, with the added bonus of sparing my fingertips from the grit. On a whim, I've additionally been trying the pastels on plain sandpaper, which works well in a very, very fine grit, although it is not quite as sturdy as the Uart. Regular sandpaper is probably not pH-neutral and acid-free like the Uart paper, either, but for the little thumbnails I've been creating, it's not that big a deal. And it's been a lot of fun experimenting with all varieties of surfaces.

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