Unlike messy chalks, Pastel Pencils give you the velvety chalk color you desire without all the dust and mess. Use these versatile pastels to create soft blended color edgings along cards, scrapbook and journal pages. Pastel Pencils can also be used to create strong vibrant lines with the sharpened points. Combine both techniques for a contrasting effect. These pencils sharpen easily with a standard sharpener and unlike other brands the color leads are glued the entire length of the barrel to protect against breakage. Blend with just a fingertip or blending stump and mistakes can be easily erased with an eraser. Try Pastel Pencils on dark and light papers, smooth or textured, even sandpaper. Made with the highest quality, professional-grade pigments that are lightfast and archival. Mix and match Pastel Pencils with PITT® Artist Pens and Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils for a variety of exciting new techniques on all your creative projects.