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on: September 01, 2014, 03:11:52 PM
I seen something interesting today and ordered it before asking you friends. Has anyone used them? If so, do you find them difficult? Or maybe you like the idea of water soluble?
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Reply #1 on: September 01, 2014, 03:45:06 PM
I havent seen them.
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Reply #2 on: September 01, 2014, 05:17:42 PM
I know water color pencils can be used with pastels and I've heard of pastel pencils (which I may want to try), but I havem't heard of water soluble  pastels.


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Reply #3 on: September 01, 2014, 05:25:14 PM
water soluble oil pastels you mean? Or soft pastels???


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Reply #4 on: September 01, 2014, 06:24:42 PM
The original pastels I bought were 'watercolour soft pastels'. I'm guessing that would be the same thing.(?) Here's what I found:

I could use them just the way Dennis showed us (soft pastel). I could also use a damp brush on them like watercolour. When they dried, they were still very chalky so I would say a fixative may still be needed.

I didn't use them much after the first lesson .... got a bit frustrated, not enough colours!  ::)
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Reply #5 on: November 28, 2014, 06:54:58 AM
I hope this is not missing the question, but, I love water soluble crayons.  My friend gave me her children's crayons, since they are no longer children, and one set of them was water soluble.  I found out that if you used water and a brush they work just like watercolors.  When I broke my leg (and was pretty much bitchy, even on paint basket, sorry) I would use these as it didn't take as much water (which I spill on a regular basis) and I could paint while I was in bed.  Since then I bought another set from Lyra (Lyra Aquacolor) and find that they are fantastic, especially to travel with.  All you need is a little water to generate the color and just a little more to clean the brush.  I'm thinking water soluble pastels would be the same but in pastel colors...which, of course, could be completely wrong - thus ignore this whole response.  Life is good.  Hope you all had a very, very good Thanksgiving!
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