Imagined by a pastel artist and engineered based on her research, this innovative product from HG Art Concepts allows you to shape your pastels to a variety of shapes or points, giving you better pastel control when painting. The Pastel Shaper’s unique jar allows you to collect the pastel powder created by shaping your pastels; use it for painting backgrounds with pastel brushes, using to block backgrounds in with solvents, paint with soft pastel tools or foam applicators, or even your finger. No more wasting valuable pigment by sharpening on a sanding pad! Simply rotate the pastel against the wire mesh to create the shape or point you want. It’s simple, quick and convenient!