I've been packing for days for my move to Montana.
So I needed a little fun.
While packing I came across the little containers that I pour the dust into that collects at the bottom of my painting. There were about 9 little tins of various shades of grey.
It was time to turn them into pastel sticks.
All you need is a few tablespoons of pastel dust from your painting process. - the stuff that accumulates at the bottom of your paper
(or on your shoes if you forgot to put a catcher under it.)
I keep mine in these nifty little containers with see-through lids so I can see what the color is in that tin.
Put the pastel dust in a bowl and stir with a spoon, crushing the solid bits that are not dust yet.
Or you can use a mortar and pestle to grind it up evenly.
Then add about a teaspoon of distilled water and stir.
You want it to be barely wet.
Form it into a ball. - use gloves for this step.
Then roll it out on a paper towel into a cylinder or chunk.
Then let it dry.
The resulting sticks are great grayed tones.
I can't wait til they're dry to try them out!
The cigar box that holds my dust collection.
Have you tried this? How did they turn out for you?