Difference Between Oil & Chalk Pastels?

Answer Using chalk instead of oil pastels (and vice versa) can completely change the look and feel of a piece of art. Artists used chalk pastels well before they discovered the oil pastels, which opened u... Read More »

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Are chalk and dust cravings normal while pregnant and is it safe to eat chalk?

Cravings for non-food things (chalk, dirt, tin foil, that sort of thing) is called Pica. It can occur from a nutritional deficiency, and for other reasons.You should contact your doctor or midwife ... Read More »

How to Use Pastels?

Pastels are pigments mixed with a binder. Traditionally chalk was used as a binder, but today other materials are also used. Pastels allow you to layer and blend vibrant colors to create a soft loo... Read More »

How to Blend Oil Pastels?

Oil pastels offer a unique medium for your artwork, however the perfect orange for your sunset may not be in the box.

Who invented oil pastels?

Oil pastels were invented in 1921 by Kanae Yamamoto, a Japanese artist working for the Sakura Crayon Company. These pastels, known as Cray-Pas, were designed for children. Henri Sennelier invented ... Read More »