I am trying to learn how to blend color pencils and I am not doing a good job. Does anyone have any tips on blending?


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I saw this on Pinterest the other day Using baby oil to blend colored pencil. I haven't tried this technique yet but it sounds interesting. 

I have used it a few times and it works great! http://community.art-is-fun.com/photo/planets-1?context=user

Another tip is layering, lots and lots of layering. I find the vids of the frugal crafter very helpfull, f/e this one:

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Thank you Sandra and Desiree... Going to try the baby oil...


I used alcohol does good

Tina Rich saidThank you Sandra and Desiree... Going to try the baby oil...


Can't say as I have much skill in this area, still working on it myself, never tried any of those types of things have been using a blending pencil though they can be handy, lighter colours do tend to be easier there is a lot of trial and error involved for the most part though

A blending stump would help, I would think.

I use blending stumps and Gamsol. I've tried baby oil and even Vaseline but don't care for either. I just bought some Natural Turpenoid to try. It's supposed to be the non toxic version of Gamsol.   

I would use a blending stump or some baby oil. though only one is required for my shop!



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