PanPastel Pearl Mediums are the world’s first true pastel (dry color) mediums.
Create a variety of effects from a soft pearl sheen (fine) to a shimmering sparkle (coarse). Use the white mediums to tint colors and the black mediums to create darks and shades for rich, jewel-like effects.
Blend with PanPastel Colors to create a variety of transparent effects. Also great for softening and blending edges.
PanPastel Pearlescent mediums add a lustrous pearlescent sheen / shimmer which changes depending on the angle it is viewed from, also creating dimension. They are mica based. The mediums can be mixed with PanPastel Colors for custom pearlescent colors or used on their own for mixed media. They have all the characteristics of PanPastel Colors, they are mixable, erasable, low dust, lightfast and professional artist’s quality.
Create your own custom pearlescent colors by mixing with PanPastel Colors. Use the white Pearl Mediums to tint colors and add a soft pearlescent sheen.
Note: Color + White = tint. (e.g. Magenta + White = Magenta Tint)
Depending on the desired effect – add more shimmer by increasing the proportion of Pearl Medium used when mixing with PanPastel Colors.
Mix the Black Pearl Mediums with PanPastel Colors to create shimmering darks and shades for rich, jewel-like effects.
Note: Color + Black= shade/extra dark. (e.g. Magenta + Black = Magenta Shade)
The PanPastel Colorless Blender is a medium that can be used for a variety of new effects including increasing transparency and enhancing color “flow”.
It also has all the characteristics of PanPastel Colors i.e. mixable, erasable, low dust, lightfast and professional artist’s quality.
BLENDING One of the most important and unique characteristics of PanPastel Colors is that they are dry (pastel) colors that can be blended like fluid paints. They “flow” even though they are dry. The new Colorless Blender enhances the “flow” and extends the possibilities of blending with PanPastel. Above we compare different blending techniques.
Add Colorless Blender – allows the color to be “pulled” (drawn) much further, increasing the blending possibilities, creating even more “flow” than normal.
Add White – adding white changes the hue by tinting it, making it more opaque.
Using Finger – this doesn’t allow much color to be ”pulled” /drawn out. (note: using fingers to blend is not only very limiting but is not recommended with artist’s pigments.)
Using Sofft Sponge – the color can be “pulled” further compared to using a finger. In fact, one of the reasons we created Sofft Sponge Bars was to replace the finger for blending.
TRANSPARENT EFFECTS Use the Colorless Blender to create transparent effects with PanPastel Colors. The image above shows how you can create a transparent effect without changing the hue of the pigment. When you use PanPastel White with the same color you can see the effect below. White will tint the color, changing the final effect and making the color more opaque. Unlike the blender which made it more transparent.
All of the mediums are available individually and in a set. The black and white mediums are also available in a kit with the pearlescent colours, you can see that on this page.
Order form for new mediums.
Order form is for current wholesale customers only. If you wish to open a wholesale account please complete a new account application by following the link at the bottom of this page.