topiary cats

topiary cats

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Pastel Bath (PRT)

Some of my soft pastels were in serious need of a bath.


The best way to clean pastels is in sand, or something grainy like cornmeal.
Since I have cornmeal, that's what I used.



Shake them gently for a minute or two...


And they come out nice and clean.


Then they are ready to be put away nicely.

When I first loaded up this box
it look me
literally
HOURS

2 comments:

  1. These little logs of color fascinate me. I have never used them. I can see by your collection of all these delicious colors that they could be addictive. They look like a picture all lined up in these trays. Little soldiers ready to conquer any art paper.

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    1. Lisa, you really need pastels in your life. You doooooo.
      They get addicting. This is not my whole collection, but it is most of it.
      Comparatively, my collection is very small. I have seen others' collections that make me swoon they are so amazing!

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