Frisket Masking – Materials
Some info. on choice of pastels
I use a mix of Unison pastels and pastel pencils for my work to achieve my realistic
Unison Colour – these are perfect for under layers and getting vibrant colours. They blend so easily and can be layered easily one on top of the other.
Stabilo Pastel Pencils – these are highly pigmented and work especially well on dark papers. They are softer than Faber Castell Pitt pastel pencils and easy to blend. I use these to add the finer details.
Faber Castell Pitt Pastel Pencils – these are harder than the Stabilo brand, which makes them excellent for very fine details, if that’s your thing. Again highly pigmented and a good range of muted shades and earth tones.
Clairefontaine Pastelmat paper – this is a 360 gsm card surface with a velvety texture which can hold multiple layers of pastel. For my piece I’ve selected the Sienna colour, a mid range tone which I particularly like for using for my animal portraits.
Unison Colour pastels used:-
- Blue Violet 15
- Carbon Black
- Red 10
- Red 16
- Red 17
- Red 18
Clairefontaine Pastelmat – colour Sienna
- Frisket Masking Film (Matt) – a low tack masking film which can be used to create a mask over parts of your artwork to preserve the paper.
- Jakar Hobby Knife with blade
- Sofft blending tools
- Tortillion paper blending stumps