These new pastel products represent a direction I am taking in the making of my pastels. My concept is to create a pastel with less dust or no dust at all, as is with figment if used on lightly misted or wet paper. One can paint with water and a bit of matte medium for an egg tempera like process.
All of our pastels are being made with a binder that results in less dust and can be used wet or dry. Figment will no longer be made by October 2017 as a result.
The dry ground is a pumice based chunk of material made to be applied to paper and rubbed in with your hand. The purpose of such a ground is to give a bit of "tooth" to a surface which will grab the pastel and make it smooth for layering.
They are available in Black and white, Sepia and Buff, Umber and Grey
Follow the link below to Rochester Art Supply!
www.FineArtStore.com go to pastel grounds.Or call 800 835 8940 .
You may tint the white or black DG with any pastel color and disperse it on the surface by just working it into the ground.
I suggest wearing a glove, otherwise you will have no hand left after doing this repeatedly! Once the surface is prepared just draw into it with any pastel.