|'In My Box' 6x6 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
- Pastels are made with the same pigments as oils and other paints....just made with a different binder. Simply put we are painting with dry sticks of pigment.
- Treated properly pastels won't dade, crack or yellow and will remain as vibrant as the day they were painted.
- Pastels do need to be framed under glass but they are a lot more resilient than many believe. You can't just blow a pastel painting off the paper.
- Pastels come in hard and soft and in all shapes and sizes. Best of all they are made (many by hand) into the most brilliant and beautiful colors. They can be an addiction for the pastel artist!
Last week I had a thought....I need to design a sticker or button that will help me promote pastel as well as show my love of the medium. So I came up with my 'Get Dusty' Collection. Here is the sticker.
I used a photo of my own pastels and designed the sticker at Zazzle. I just received my order and I am thrilled with the color and quality of the sticker and the button. I put a sticker on my Heilman Box and I'll put one on my car and on my suitcase. I put the little button on my painting apron. If you share my love of pastels and 'Getting Dusty' these items are available in my Zazzle store. I'll be adding more items to my Get Dusty collection. I am also working on stickers with some other art sayings.
A Get Dusty button or sticker is a great icebreaker and will open up the conversation about pastels. The perfect opening for a pastel ambassador to share the wonders of pastels!
|Put your 'Get Dusty' sticker on your pastel box|
|Put your 'Get Dusty' button on your painting apron|