Hi y’all. Sorry I fumbled the ball and didn’t manage to get my Supply Saturday post done on time this week. No excuses, just didn’t find the time or plan ahead like I’ve been doing. I hope you’ll all forgive me.
This week I wanted to review a great little inexpensive and widely available supply for you, so let’s get to it...
Portfolio Series Water-soluble Oil Pastels – I am always looking for new and inexpensive ways of adding color to my art journaling pages and my art in general. The Portfolio Oil Pastels definitely fit both, color and cost effectiveness.
The color that these waxy, smooth and beautifully creamy pastels lay down is bright, vibrant, and vivid, rivaling their much more expensive cousins, Creatacolor.
Once the color is laid down it can be smudged and blended into your pages easily with your finger or a soft cloth. You can also blend colors together easily, or they can be activated then blended with a watery brush like true watercolors.
They come in sets of 12 and 24 beautiful colors, costing around $4-5.00 and $7-9.00 respectively. I have bought or seen them for sale everywhere from your local Wal-Mart to Staples and Office Depot to Michaels and Hobby Lobby to Jerry’s Artarama and Dick Blick so they are really are everywhere making them available to everyone.
These great little oil pastels are a true win-win type of supply; you just can’t go wrong by purchasing them. For most art journalers, these will become a must have supply.
For all these reasons, I give the Portfolio Series Water-soluble Oil Pastels a solid 9, their only downfall for use in my art journals being that their waxiness makes them tough to journal over.
I hope this week has been a good one for everyone. Mine has been hectic but good. Now if I can just plow through the mountain of laundry so I can send the hubby and grandboy back to work/school tomorrow, I might be able to breathe a sigh of relief.
If you are finding Supply Saturdays useful, please take a moment to leave a comment and let me know. I could really use some suggestions for new supplies to review, also. I would love and appreciate the input, y’all.
Now, back to your weekend...I’m headed to the laundry room then to put up the Christmas Tree.
Back tomorrow with more of the good stuff.
peace & Love,