Pastel Paper Stumps are used as a blending stick for Graphite, Charcoal and Pastels and whatever else you need a soft blending tool.
Blending: Soft blending techniques are acheived with a paper stump. Smoothly blended techniques produce images with a high degree of surface finish. It is vital to use some blnding in any pastel drawing. Blended colours provide visual contrast when integrated with loose pastel techniques. Use you Pastel Paper Stump to 'shade' into the pastel strokes with the tip and the flat area to b;end the powdery colour.
Light Tone Values
Blend your pastel with white to create soft tonal values.'
Dark Tonal Values
Pastel is used on a paper with a 'tooth' to enable the paper to pick up the soft pastels. If you need to intensify the colour, use your Pastel Paper Stump to press the pigment into the paper, filling up all the ridges.
How to clean a Paper Stump
See category Sandpaper - Use sndpaper to clean a Pastel Paper Stump - the stump will become more 'fuzzy' and even better results are achieved. The best practise it to keep some stumps for lighter tones and some for darker pigment.