|'Jewels' 5x7 pastel ©Karen Margulis available on Etsy $45|
So I gave up and put my box of pastel pencils on the shelf. Until now that is!
|'Just Two' 5x7 pastel|
A few months ago a read a tip about sharpening pastel pencils. I apologize but I didn't write down where I saw so I can't give proper credit but I want to pass this tip on since it is so good! Instead of fancy sharpeners, all you need is a sharpener for makeup pencils. They are made to sharpen the delicate and soft tips of products such as eyeliner, lip liner and eyeshadow. These products are softer and more delicate than the softest pastel pencil. The sharpener can handle these products without destroying them. It makes sense!
But how do they really perform?
|My Secret Weapon...Mary Kay Makeup pencil sharpener!|
Now I have a box of sharpened pastel pencils and I even put them to use on these bird nest paintings. No more broken and dull pastel pencils!