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!



7 Responses

  1. Thx lyndsey…
    Thx to you I started painting and crafting again… ❤


  2. Well, THAT was magic!


  3. That is an amazing piece of art, and that woman is gorgeous! I have too many projects going on to try it, but maybe someday.


  4. Hi Lindsay 🙂
    It was very interesting to see you create a beautiful portrait on velour paper; thank you! The woman is beautiful.
    Thank you for your videos on cleaning up our craft rooms/areas. I cleaned up my craft area and I feel so creative and organized, THANKS TO YOU, Your videos have taught me so much and I am now making cards for my family and friends and enjoying it so much.
    Take care.

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  5. This portrait is really stunning. Your best yet. Many, many years ago I took some art courses and really enjoyed working with pastels. Haven’t touched them in forever, but I’m going to dig them out. The velour paper sounds great as it holds the dust, and some pastel pigments should not be inhaled. I also have some pastel pencils that I never use as I just can not stand that sound. Glad to know I’m not the only one.

    The link to the sample pack of the paper indicates that it is currently unavailable unfortunately.


  6. I am looking forward to your new course on pastels!

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