Thursday, February 14, 2013

R&F Pigment Sticks at Creative World

Hey there, I am always on the look out for cool new art supplies.  I saw R&F Pigment Sticks at Creative World in Germany and I gotta get some of these bad boys.  Creative World in Germany was part of a bigger show called Paper World.  It's a great show for me, there's a very big emphasis on fine art supplies at the show.  I spotted something I'd never used before, R&F Pigment Sticks...and I fell in love. 

    


Basically, R&F Pigment Sticks are like oil painting in a stick.  The sticks are made of oil paint, and just enough wax to hold them together...so, it's like a BIG crayon that you paint with.  


You can use the sticks for lots of techiques...you can use them like crayons, you can use them with a knife for thick heavy applications, you can thin with linseed oil to make the pigment more like oil paints, you can even use a heat tool for blending.  Very cool stuff! 


Like painting with oils, you can build up heavy layers of pigment for very textured effects. And the drying time is a little less that with traditional oil paints.  And you can overlay layers of color for some cool effects.  


I can't wait to get my hands on a set of these...I see lots of applications for using pigment sticks in my projects...I love taking fine art supplies and applying them in new and different ways to craft projects.  

I love trying new things...

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you'll be inspired to try something new and different as you continue along in your artistic journey.

Ken

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