Sofft® Tools

Sofft Tools are made from our specially formulated micropore sponge for applying PanPastel Colors. Each tool has a unique shape and size, based on artist’s brushes. They are versatile, re-usable & easy to clean.

“With a Sofft sponge loaded with color I am able to make a swathe on the paper surface which can stand alone or become a layer to hold pencil or stick. The area can be fresh and alive with just the PanPastel alone. More layering is possible if desired." - Sydney McGinley (Master Pastelist)

Sofft Tools Knives & Covers

Knives & Covers

Sofft Knives, when used with Sofft Covers, transform a painting knife into a multi-use and absorbent applicator for many techniques.

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Sofft Tools Art Sponges

Art Sponges

Selection of shapes and sizes for a wide variety of marks and techniques.

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Sofft Tools Applicators


Perfect for smaller marks and details.

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All Sofft Tools are made from our specially formulated micropore sponge.

What is special about our Micropore Sponge?

Our specially formulated micropore sponge holds and releases just the right amount of color.

  • Reusable - durable enough to work with the highly pigmented colors.
  • Easy to clean - wipe on a paper towel between colors. Washable.
  • Non-Abrasive - for a smooth uniform finish.
  • Versatile - use with PanPastel and any water-based medium.

(With inks, acrylics etc. there is no brush stroke. Great for glazes.)