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.