These crayons are very soft to use and are manufactured using natural pigments (iron oxides, carbon black, titanium dioxide), clay (kaolin) and a binder (cellulose ether).They are then baked after being extruded and dried.
The degree of baking varies the grade (hardness: H/softness: B) of the black and white crayons.
Their rich opacity makes them ideal for work on darker papers and their quality ensures the longevity of drawings.
Conte crayons are waxier and much firmer than soft pastels, so they produce little dust and are easy to control.
Each crayon measures 6x6x63mm.
Delivery & support
SAA members in the UK benefit from FREE delivery on all orders, regardless of size or order value – this includes the Highlands, all offshore islands and Northern Ireland. We aim to despatch all orders the same working day if they are placed before 2pm, so your painting purchases will be on their way to you as soon as possible.
We want all our members to share the same great benefits – although acknowledge that delivery times to some outlying areas may occasionally take a little longer.
See here for information about international postage rates.
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