Here is a look at the Pastels. They are very large and can be stacked or placed into this plastic tray. (They kinda remind me of loose powder makeup containers.) You can see (kinda) the applicators in the black cup behind the pastels.
Here is what it looks like when you are at this point.
Now you are ready to stamp. This technique works best with solid image stamps like this Stampin' Up! MIDNIGHT RAVEN #116529 single stamp. Use a bold dark color like Stampin' Up!'s BASIC BLACK CLASSIC INK #101179.