Here are genuine artists’ quality pastels — the softest in the world — uniquely packaged in stacking and interlocking jars. The packaging protects the colors, thus reducing damage and waste. PanPastels were specially developed so that artists could lift, apply, and control pastel color, just like true painting. The pan format holds color like paint for easy application. Each pan contains 35% more material than the average pastel stick. (On average, based on a market survey of standard soft pastel sticks.) The label, with color name and number, remains with the color pan for easy identification.
Loaded with the highest quality artists’ pigments, PanPastel colors are made using a unique manufacturing process requiring minimal binder and fillers, resulting in a rich, ultra soft, low-dust formulation. These professional quality colors are highly pigmented and have excellent lightfastness. They are erasable and fully compatible with traditional pastel sticks, pastel surfaces, and conventional fixatives. They can be mixed, blended, layered, and applied like paint for an infinite palette of colors.
With PanPastel, it is possible to create more painterly effects. The artist can apply controlled marks, from intense to delicate — ultra thin “glazing” layers and veils of color. It is possible to block in large areas of color in seconds, for backgrounds, underpainting, and tinting paper. PanPastels clean up easily.
Included with each PanPastel multi-color Sets of 3 are one Sofft mini applicator, two Sofft Covers, one Sofft Art Sponge, and a storage jar for these tools.
Sets of 5 include one Sofft Art Sponge, two Sofft Covers, one Sofft Mini Applicator, and a storage jar for these tools. Sets of 6 or 7 include one Sofft Painting Knife, two Sofft Knife Covers, one Sofft Sponge Bar, one Sofft Angle Slice Sponge, and a palette tray with cover. Sets of 10 include two Sofft Art Sponges, four Sofft Covers, two Sofft Mini Applicators, and two storage jars to hold these tools. Sets of 20 include three Sofft Art Sponges, 10 Sofft Covers, three Sofft Mini Applicators, two Sofft Knives, and four storage jars.
The set of 80 includes 80 PanPastel colors and a 44-piece Art Sponge combo pack, which contains four Sofft Painting Knives, 16 Sofft Knife Covers (including four each Round, Flat, Oval, and Point), one Sofft Applicator with four replacement heads, 12 Sofft Mini Applicators, and seven Sofft Art Sponges (including one each Wedge Bar, Point Bar, Round Bar, Flat Bar, Round Angle Slice, Flat Angle Slice, and Big Oval).
The sets contain individual 9 ml (0.3 oz) jars of each color, plus a usage guide.