Oil pastels (also called wax oil crayons) are a painting and drawing medium with characteristics similar to pastels and wax crayons. Unlike "soft" or "French" pastel sticks, which are made with a gum or methyl cellulose binder, oil pastels consist of pigment mixed with a non-drying oil and wax binder. Oil pastels provide a harder edge than "soft" or "French" pastels and are best layered rather than blended. Caran d'Ache, introduced Neocolor wax crayons onto the market in 1965, using a patented polyethylene wax with superior lubrication and in the nineties these were developed into the oil pastel, Neopastel.
- Caran d'Ache Neopastel Crayons
Neopastels are professional quality oil pastels with superb smoothness and blendability. These pastels are absolutely dustless.
They are made from permanent pigments that are equally suited to intense coloring, delicate shading, and subtle transition of hue. Individual pastels measure 62mm × 9mm.
- Gallery Oil Pastels44 items
- Caran d'Ache Neopastel Sets4 items
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- Prepaid A4 Satchel (nationwide): $5 per order †
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