Recently we had a question about whether to “cushion” the pastel paper when you tape it to your board.
If you have seen my pastel pencil tutorials then you will know that I secure my favourite ingres pastel paper with masking tape to a board. For me this is the best set up as pastel pencil works better on a hard surface.
If I was to place something in between the board and the pastel paper, a few sheets of cartridge paper for instance, then there is a risk of the pencil going through the paper. You don’t want all that hard work wasted!