Shiva® Artists Paintstiks® are a unique, oil-based paint product that is unlike any other paint in the art supply world. Paintstiks are made from pigment, oil and wax. They look like oversized crayons wrapped in cardboard tubes. Paintstiks can be used on a wide variety of surfaces, including canvas and other artists materials, fabric, plaster, wood, paper, metal and more. Once fully dry on fabric, heat-set for permanent, washable color (note: painted fabrics cannot be dry-cleaned).