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Old 08-26-2006, 01:36 PM   #1  
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I love workign with chalks and I've wondered this since I learned the Poppin' Pastels technique.

Why is it that Stampin' Up calls their chalks Pastels? Does anyone know where this came from?
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When I took a drawing class YEARS ago (don't ask!), I learned that artists call them pastels.

Kids call them chalks. LOL

It's a better grade of chalk, too, obviously.
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When I took a drawing class YEARS ago (don't ask!), I learned that artists call them pastels.

Kids call them chalks. LOL
How about that. When I think of pastels I always think oil pastels. I just went looking at Dick Blick's and they have something called "hard pastels" that are described as "chalky" - I wonder if this is the same sort of thing?

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It's a better grade of chalk, too, obviously.
Yep. Much nicer than sidewalk chalk.
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That's what I heard, too, that pastels is the artist's term for what people call chalks. So it's a little more "classy" sounding maybe.
I LOVE that SU's pastels match the 48 colors plus neutrals, which is really, really cool if you're as goofy as I am about colors matching.
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That's what I heard, too, that pastels is the artist's term for what people call chalks. So it's a little more "classy" sounding maybe.
I LOVE that SU's pastels match the 48 colors plus neutrals, which is really, really cool if you're as goofy as I am about colors matching.
Goofy is a polite way to put it! ROFL

I am also "goofy" about matching.

I'm glad nobody was insulted, I realized after I posted that I didn't mean to imply you were a kid if you called them chalks. I call them chalks half the time, and pastels the rest.

Yes, I've had oil pastels too!!! What a crazy language we have.
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SU chalks are a little "oily"... more than pastels I have used in the past... they have less dust to them and they stick better!

You can even do a Marbeling technique with them, as they float on water... Just shave a little pastel into a small tray of water. I like to mix two colors. Then swirl with a toothpick and drop a piece of paper on top! Super cool!
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