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Cray-Pas Expressionist Oil Pastels are formulated with extra-fine quality pigments, waxes, and oils. They are perfect for very smooth drawing and a wide range of effects, from bold, intense strokes to subtle shading.
Expressionist Oil Pastels offer bright, vivid colors suitable for many surfaces, including paper, board, canvas, and wood.
Sticks are round, measuring 2-3/4" × 7/16" (70 mm × 11 mm), with paper sleeves. Expressionist Oil Pastels are non-toxic, and conform to ASTM D 4236.
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.
Minimum Order — Please order individual pastels (open stock) in a minimum of 6, so that we can efficiently package and ship your order. Your selection may be assorted to meet this requirement.
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from louisville ky
Comments about Sakura Cray-Pas Expressionist Oil Pastels:
I have not used these yet as far as a complete project with but just making a color chart . they have a firm feel to them but blend nice with stomp or rubber doodle stix. I have watched alot of you tube videos with others using this brand so got to try. Looking forward to using . I feel the firmness may help in getting detail with or drawing in. Colors seem strong.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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LOVE CRAY PAS EXPRESSIONISTS OIL PASTELS
from New York
I bought a box of whites to have on hand, since I am always mixing with whites. The price and quality is just right.
By Elementary Art Smarts
from Corona, CA
This product compares to some of the more expensive brands. Colors are bright and blend nicely.
from Western Colorado
We use pastel class packs from another brand and the kids use up the blue color far too fast. Craypas is the only company where we can buy replacement pastels in bulk. Good quality just wish they were chunkier to last longer.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
from northern wi
I don't think I've ever rated a product five stars, but these Expressionist pastels deserve it. I have some Senneliers which are, in fact, creamier. But not by as much as the cost difference would indicate. I bought the large set of craypas and am really happy with the colors especially for a landscape palette. I'm using these on relatively slick, hard papers and find they blend nicely.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Great Quality - but broke during shipping
By Gennie the Teacher
from San Mateo, CA
I bought two boxes of these oil pastels and in shipping, both boxes (which were flimsy cardboard) broke open and many of the crayons broke. Since I am using them with my 5 year-old students, it was ok, but I could see this very inconvenient for other artists. The pastels themselves were high quality and easy to use. Didn't smear too much.
Open stock is the best
from Carroll, IA
I teach wine and canvas classes and I use oil pastels to add shading and to highlight areas. There are certain colors I can't like without - like VanDyke Brown. It's great that I can get the colors I need in open stock. Sakura is a good brand. Been using them for years.
Really good skin colors in a multicultural classroom
Comments about Sakura Cray-Pas Expressionist Oil Pastel Sets:
Works well in class.
By Cora Borealis
from Portland, OR
Great quality for the price. Vibrant colors. Easy to blend, but also easy to layer without blending and scrape back.
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Great Oil pastels
from Baltimore, MD
I use these for my fine art. They have been the easiest to blend and they have some of the richest colors. They are large oil pastels and fit a recent piece of art I have been working on well. Very nice to work with! I have no complaints at all.
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