For this piece, I used a 7 x 5" art panel that is NOT specifically for pastels and it doesn't compare to say, Pastelbord or Colourfix paper. I don't mean it was a nightmare to work on, but it didn't grab and hold the oil pastel, either. It just reminds me how wonderful those products are! The lesson here: Always go for the supplies meant to work with oil pastels. Thanks for looking!