Shiva Paintstiks are oil paint in a solid form used to paint fabric. Create your own fabric by using the rubbing templates or designing your own patterns. Paintstik colors are permanent once they are dry. Paintstiks are not crayons, oil pastels or soft pastels. Paintstiks are made of durable pigments blended with highly refined drying oils and wax solidified into a stick form resembling an oversized crayon. They are wrapped in a heavy cardboard tube that makes them easy to handle, help keep your hands clean, and prevent the warmth of your hands from softening the paintstiks as you work.