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From Gantinova we received a set of Koh-I-Noor Toison D’Or softpastel 36 pieces, and I (Claudia) get to write a review on them. We want to thank Gantinova very much for the delivered products for testing.
Information on the internet: Toison D’or Soft Pastels are made with minimal binding elements and concentrated pigments more easily distribute colour on both light and dark backgrounds. Their parameters is softness,smoothness, velvet character of painting, excellent wiping effect and mixing of the colours can be especially pointed out. Pastels are paper-wrapped and cushioned in a foam insert. High Quality product Of KOH-I-NOOR worldwide known company based In Czech Republic.
As I opened the box I saw beautiful colours, and I noticed right away what small bars they were. I have some experience with pastels, so I was a little prejudiced. I thought Oh no……not those hard ones again. But nothing is less true. I will get back to this in my conclusion. Due to transport two crayons were broken unfortunately. But that isn’t a problem and doesn’t endanger the use.
For this application I used an existing design, at least I finished colouring it. I adapted the background with the softpastels. This design is from Het betoverde Woud. The adapting went splendid. Even though the crayon appears hard, nothing is less true. Even the starter can be faded nicely. A plus for this crayon for sure.
This design I did completely with softpastels. You can easily reach the edges because the crayons are a little edged. Because of this I’m very pleased with processing the softpastel.
This design I also did completely with softpastel. I did use a stumper however to work even better. No bad word from me here either. Adapting goes well and I’m very happy about this design also.
Conclusion : As I said earlier I already had some experience in working with pastel. This pastel is recommended for sure when you like working with it. At first glance the bars seem hard but nothing is less true. They are very soft and easy to work out, without the starter remaining visible.
Another plus is that the crayons don’t crumble at all. Many softpastel crumbles, but here that’s not the case. Recommended for sure, and I know I’m going to have a lot of fun with the Koh-I-Noor softpastel.
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This review is translated by Nathalie Janssen. Thanks for that.