- Lots of layering.
- Solvent use.
- Dry brush burnishing.
- No worrys of bending or tearing.
- Acid-free and non-yellowing.
- Great for mixed media techniques.
- Framing without glass.
Here are some of my favorite artists who do wonderful work on pastel board:
Kathrine Tyrrell: http://makingamark.blogspot.com/2006/12/ampersand-pastelbord.html
Nicole Caulfield: http://www.nicolecaulfieldfineart.blogspot.com/
Maggie Stiefvater: http://greywarenart.blogspot.com/search?q=pastel+board
"Where can I get these great Ampersand pastel boards?", you ask. Here's a link to the Ampersand web-site with the "where to buy" information: http://www.ampersandart.com/
If you do try it, I would love to hear your thoughts about it and see your work. Ooh, and if you find some new as-yet-untried technique, please share!