Monday, October 12, 2015

Using Pastels for Shading (BeStitched's Video Tips)

Needlepoint Flix, the video instructional arm of BeStitched, has released a new complimentary video on how to use pastel pencils to shade a canvas when you can't get the right color of thread.

It's something fun and different to try, particularly when getting the right shade to match a canvas seems impossible.  It's also a good introduction to Needlepoint Flix in case you want to subscribe to this wonderful service.  Here's more about how it all works. Right now there are nine complimentary videos so you can see what you are getting for the money.

By the way, here are Pan Pastels.

Here are Masters Touch pastel pencils.

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  1. Does anyone have experience with this? How does it stand up to blocking and finishing?

    1. I have no idea. I would think blocking would be a very bad idea indeed but then I almost never block my work now.

  2. That canavs of the day (horses) is a new one by Amanda Lawford!

    1. Thanks, Vicky! Sadly I didn't get this until too late to change it. The time difference makes a difference. Sigh.