Portrait on Velour Paper Sketchbook Sunday!

Howdy friends! Today I am trying a new paper. It’s called Velour paper and it has a velvety flocked surface and it is amazing with soft pastels!


This paper has a bit of a learning curve to it, for one the pastels really don’t blend or dust on this paper. The fibers grab on to that pastel and hold tight. It makes the pastes feel extra soft and buttery and if you hate the dreaded scratchy noise some pastels can make this paper eliminates it. I really enjoyed working on it. Because you layer up with very little blending this painting have a rather long “hot mess” stage but I really like how it turned out and it was so much fun to work on I didn’t want to stop! See the process in the video below!

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This painting took 45 minutes real-time to paint and I can’t wait to use this paper again. Someone suggested I paint a velvet Elvis next and I might have to give that a try, I do have black velour paper in that pack LOL! Later this week I will be launching a new beginner course “Introduction to Soft Pastels” so if you would like to learn more stay tuned! Til next time happy crafting!


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