What kind of solvent do you use with colored pencils?
Rubbing alcohol is a great solvent for colored pencils. It breaks down the wax binder in most colored pencils and allows the pigments to blend more like paint. It’s also wonderful for restoring the paper’s tooth. When compared to other available solvents, it’s much less toxic and much more accessible.
Can you use solvent on wax based colored pencils?
According to this post, and countless others across the web, if the wax in your colored pencil is paraffin wax*, you will want to use a solvent such as xylene (found in this blender by Chartpak) as it will do a much better job when compared to other household ingredients.
How do you mix colored pencils with alcohol?
To blend with rubbing alcohol, dip your brush into the rubbing alcohol, and apply it to a small portion of the drawing. You can either pool it on the paper and allow it to sit a moment before brushing it out, or you can brush it out at once, which is what I usually do.
Can you use water with Prismacolor pencils?
Draw rippling liquids and create unique effects with Prismacolor Premier Water-Soluble Colored Pencils. Each of the 24 adult coloring book pencils have water-soluble cores that can be blended with water to create shimmering surfaces. Prismacolor watercolor pencils also have rich, lightfast pigments.
Can I use mineral spirits with colored pencils?
Yes, it is possible to use mineral spirits with colored pencils to achieve certain blending effects. When you paint a wash of mineral spirits over your colored pencil drawing, it blends the colored pencil pigment into a smooth, paint-like appearance.
Can you use hand sanitizer to blend colored pencils?
Here are some items that you probably already have around the house that you can use to test out this technique: Nail Polish Remover, Hand Sanitiser and Baby Oil (don’t use too much to avoid oil stains!) You don’t need to spend a lot on solvent. The solvent I use is the Zest-it pencil blend.
Can you erase Prismacolor colored pencils?
It is true that colored pencils are hard to erase! In most cases it is usually impossible to erase down to the pure white (or whatever color) of the paper. At best, you will be able to lighten the mistake enough that you can color over it.
How to blend color pencil?
Use the Pencils to Blend
What is a colorless blender pencil?
The Prismacolor Colorless Blender uses a special formula to soften hard edges, and to lighten or blend colored pencils. Use it for a smooth, blended look. With the Colorless Blender, colors can be layered on top of each other without cloudy build up. This pencil is sold unsharpened.
What is a colored pencil?
Colored pencil. A colored pencil (US-English), coloured pencil (UK-English, Canada-English), pencil crayon (UK-English, Canada-English), lead or coloured/colouring lead (Newfoundland-English) is an art medium constructed of a narrow, pigmented core encased in a wooden cylindrical case.