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Reply #9 - Dec 2nd, 2004 at 8:28pm

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Put up one of you pastels as soon as you can.
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Reply #8 - Dec 2nd, 2004 at 3:12pm

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Hi Admin,Thank you so much for answering my question.This site is awesome and well appreciated.It's one of the best sites i visited ,if not the best.Thanks again.
 
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Reply #7 - Dec 2nd, 2004 at 12:24am

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Hi Leanardo, welcome to this Painting on Location Forum.
I'm from Trenton, NJ. I've been here on Maui for the last 27 years.  Grin

Well, to start with, I hope you added some marble dust to the acrylic to give the pastel something to grab onto.. Really load it up. Liquitex sells some jar acrylic paint for the pastel base if you don't want to make your own.
 
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Reply #6 - Dec 1st, 2004 at 9:48pm

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Hi,I was wondering if anyone could help me with my question?I just started useing pastels,and  wondering the best way to lay them down over an acrylic base???
 
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Reply #5 - Nov 1st, 2003 at 4:36am

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Well now that you know how to make them you can be one step ahead of the curve and the industry. You can use the RCW to mix your darker colors instead of the standard way of just using black to darken all colors. Your painting will be much richer.
 
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Reply #4 - Nov 1st, 2003 at 2:27am

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Hi again
I found the site i just copied the name and did a search and got there .
Very interesting making your own pastels up
I haven't heard of Stabilo CarbOthello Pastels
As i'm in new zealand it seems here we don't get to much variety and if we do i have no idea where from.
As i have been online and in most shops i know off and you just get the useal names there.
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Reply #3 - Nov 1st, 2003 at 2:11am

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Which part of this site comes up with errors?
If it was the making pastels link, I fixed it.

I would get a set called, 60 Carb-Othello.
They are soft pastels, but harder than most. These are what I lay in the drawing with plus add a lot of color befor useing my really soft pastels. Always keep the lable intact. they will give the name of the color when it has to be replaced, also by knowing the brand you know how soft it is. Put some scotch tape around the middle.
 
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Reply #2 - Nov 1st, 2003 at 1:52am

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Hi there
Thank you for replying .I can't seem to get to the site comes up with errors.
I have brought a few winsor and newton soft pastels and some pitt pastel pencils.
What else would you recomend
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Reply #1 - Oct 29th, 2003 at 5:08am

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Hi Basset,
I corrected the Topic to soft pastels, because that's the Catagory we are in.
You need more than just soft pastels, you need a set of hard/soft pastels also, like Orthelo.
You start with the hard and as the paper's pores fill you switch to softer and softer pastels.
Have you bought any yet?

Here is how my freind makes them.
Author: Phyllis Franklin, Contributing Editor
http://www.realcolorwheel.com/pastels.htm
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Oct 29th, 2003 at 4:38am

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HI all
Not sure if i'm doing this right or how it all works but here goes.
I have painted in acylics so far and want to start painting in oils and waters and drawing with soft pastels.
Any one have any hints or tips they would like to share .
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