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Bev S.

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on: September 10, 2014, 07:01:50 AM
Has anyone tried them? Are there any classes in how to use them? I have just been  given a box of  25 oil pastels and would like to learn a bit about the way they work.
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ncwren

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Reply #1 on: September 10, 2014, 09:18:33 AM
Frugal crafter on youtube just posted a demo on oil pastels.

I've never used them.
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Bev S.

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Reply #2 on: September 12, 2014, 04:24:43 AM
Thanks for the info, Natalie. I watched her demo and it did explain some things. I also watched another demo that didn't use the turps to blend the pastels.
I thought Dennis did a class on oil pastels, but I can't find one. . . . .probably just wishful thinking on my part ;D
 
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Reply #3 on: September 12, 2014, 08:57:43 AM
Why don't you try them yourself? They won't bite you and all the rules you've learned over here, about colour and the colourwheel, about shapes and forms, about composition and everything, count for oil pastels too.

Now just find out what you like the best to do; smudge with your fingers, using it with pencils and even terps, or oils... loads of youtube movies when you search for oil pastel or oilpastel, to show different ways to use an oil pastel and all of them are right.

 :gl:

(I would start with the finger smudging thing and without any terps, sheet of paper of my sketch book or even a sheet of water colour paper; going to the pub is more expensive ;) )



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Reply #4 on: September 12, 2014, 09:51:59 AM
 :wave: Hi Bev... You could try going to the brand name/mfg website. They may have a few videos.

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Germa

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Reply #5 on: September 13, 2014, 05:31:45 AM


 

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