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These durable wood-cased pastel pencils have the same pigment used in Cretacolor's Pastel Carré Sticks, a hard pastel, and so are intermixable. They give the same brilliant colors and high lightfastness.
Pastel pencils are characterized by especially soft, oil-free strokes.Colors are mixable, wipeable, and water-soluble. Fixing is required. Color-coded tips permit easy identification. Pencils are pre-sharpened.
Gift Idea —Pastel pencils are a great gift for any pastel, watercolor, or mixed media artist.Cretacolor Fine Art Pastel Pencil Sets come in both practical tinboxes and elegant wooden box sets.
Color Chart Note — Use this color chart as an approximation of the real color. If exact color matching is necessary, use actual samples of the materials.
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Nice pastel pencils
By Marcia the Flower Girl
from Bloomer, Wis
Comments about Cretacolor Fine Art Pastel Pencils:
I used the pencils making homemade cards. I would color in flowers, butterflies or trees. I used them to make edges or sharp lines to outline my flowers. They work well with the pan pastels and can be blended together.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from McCormlck SC
Pastels were a good quality. They were packaged well for delivery.
By ANNIE GET YOUR GUN
Comments about Cretacolor Fine Art Pastel Pencil Sets:
I AM A NEW PASTEL PENCIL ARTIST AND HAVE FOUND THESE PENCILS VERY EASY TO USE. tHEY SMOOTH OUT VERY NICELY WITH THE RESULTS I AM LOOKING FOR. tHE CREATING OF DIFFERENT COLORS BY MIXING TWO COLORS OR MORE IS VERY PLEASING. I WILL DEFINITELY CONTINUE TO USE THIS PRODUCT
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from Concord, CA
I am anxious to use the pastel pencil seet that I purchased. I am realitively new to the use of pastel and will be trying a new project soon. It is too early for me to give a proper evaluation of this product.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
from Rio Rancho New Mexico
Vibrant color and sharpens nicely!!
Great for the price
from Redmond, OR
Was pleasantly surprised by the quality of these pencils. Available in some unique colors.
Cretacolor pastel pencils
from New Port Richey, FL
I was hoping for a softer pastel pencil. These work but require more layers.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: We're sorry to hear that these pencils weren't as soft as you hoped. One of our Customer Care Agents will be in touch to see how we can help.
Better suited for fine details work
I got the set of 72 and the colors are fantastic. However, they are rather hard and for me only good for fine detail work. I don't use them as much as my Stabilo Carbothello or Koh I Noor Giocanda which are smoother and creamier. If you're looking for something for detailing that needs a sharp point, the Cretacolor is for you.
(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Easy use...yet, sharpening the pencils has been problematic
I would buy these pencils again.
from Magnolia, AR
These pencil pastels are really soft and release the color easily I have tried the other pastel pencils and definitely these are my favorites.
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