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« on: February 23, 2007 05:20:06 PM »

I just dug out my old oil pastels from high school. Apparently they don't keep for 12 years...my reds are all dried out and unblendable. I hate to throw them away...any ideas?

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« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2007 09:08:33 PM »

I hear that if you mix em with Turpen oil or turpentine it turns em into paint.  You could try that.
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« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2007 03:24:58 PM »

reds are the most pigmented. they aren't even very soft to begin with. you can shave them into powder and mix ^ with paint thinner to get something new!


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« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2007 10:28:12 AM »

ive heard of making pastels into paint. i think that would be your best way to go. just grind them up and make pain out of em. heres a couple sites that might help:

hopefully that helps...those were the only links that i have(i thought i had more)

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« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2007 11:39:21 AM »

Thanks for all your help! I'll try the paint route and see what happens!  Kiss

« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2007 05:20:01 PM »

If you grind them up, I wonder if they would still color resin?  Look at the thread for resin crafts to read about it.

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