Tuesday, June 7, 2011

When Just a Dab Will Do.

Most artists have some dry pastels in their studio. Whenever you need a little spot of a certain color or a special glaze here is a quick solution. Use either matt acrylic medium or gloss acrylic medium and scrape with a knife blade or use a cheese grater or rub the pastel on sandpaper and collect the dust. Wear a mask of course. Mix this unique color with the medium to make an acrylic paint or glaze. Several different pastels may be combined as well. Works fine if you wish to add the dry pigments to beeswax damar mix for encaustic. Just do not mix the acrylic mix with the encaustic mix.