Monday, September 9, 2013

FUN GIVEAWAY! Faber-Castell 12 Grip Watercolor EcoPencil set

Product Description
A cleaner alternative to paint, these pencil sets can turn sketches into watercolors. Smooth and bright colors blend easily and instantly with the addition of water.
A unique "Soft Grip Zone" and ergonomic triangular shape provides the comfort and ease of tireless drawing and prevents the pencils from rolling.

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70 comments:

  1. Chartpak blender (a colorless marker). I found that the pencil blenders don't work very well. Though the Chartpak blender works too well sometimes.

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  2. Colorless blender.

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  3. I use tissue paper and cotton buds, I don't think the blending stumps work very well, you can work faster and cover a larger area using tissue and cotton buds for finer detail :)

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  4. 1. A lighter-colored pencil, 2. Colorless blender, 3. liquid blending pen.

    I'm still a novice, so I'm reading all these other replies, and resolving to try every one. ;)

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  5. either some cotton, soft paper or a damp brush

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  6. I use many items to blend colored pencils depending on what pencils I'm using. But in general I found the best blender out there is a q-tip. I do find that paper stuff is better for smaller details. And of course there's always my fingers.

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  7. To blend coloured pencils I use either a colourless or a white pencil. To blend a muted background I've used oil paint medium with good success.
    ~ Terry ~

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  8. When I use Prismacolor a simple white pencil - not a fan of the blender

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  9. I have been using a Prismacolor colorless blender pencil.

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  10. Finesse Colored Pencil Blender! Although I cant seem to find them in stores anymore :(

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  11. I'm still learning, too. I use a colorless blender and just recently used a paper stump. I've tried using a white pencil, but it washes out my work.

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  12. I use pencil blenders, cotton buds, paper stumps, water for watercolour pencils, pastel as first layer then pencil colours for a very soft blend and my fingers althought not that much.

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  13. I use white or light pencil and colorless blender. I use oms on scrambled backgrounds and water.

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  14. I get best results using cotton swabs or my finger!

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  15. Just the pencil with varied pressure & layering - no "cheating".

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  16. tissues, a pale colored pencil (preferably soft like prismacolor, coloursoft, luminance(i don't use these too much as they can cost a bomb to buy in comparison to other artist brand pencils), pablo or polychromos) and a prismacolor colorless blender (they started selling these in my local art shop, now i'm running to buy a few sets of prismacolor pencils :D)
    occaisionally i also use a colourless blender marker like letraset, zig and copic mostly

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  17. Stump with odorless mineral spirits. BTW, I'm Nicky James Burch on Facebook.

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  18. Nadine Abou-Khalil :
    I use my finger, I think it gives a nice natural effect and it allows me to control the blending. :)

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  19. I use my finger or a cotton swab when I work with graphite and the colorless blender when I work with colored pencil.

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  20. I use my finger mostly even though i have a collection of stumps that are usually not out wren i decide to use them.

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  21. Since I use mostly watercolor pencils, I use water to blend them.

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  22. I use dual purpose cosmetic/manicure applicator sticks. They're wound a little tighter then the typical cotton swab, and one end has a nice pointed tip.

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  23. Colorless blender, blending stump, tissue, Q-tips, mineral spirits

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  24. I use Turpenoid and my blending stumps and/or my Icarus Board.

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  25. Water and fingers. (Name Natalie Borgardt to match Facebook)

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  26. I use a Derwent blender.

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  27. I use water for watercolor pencils, and sometimes a brush, my finger, or q-tip. Regular color pencils, I use a colorless blender.

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  28. I use a stiff brush, sometimes mineral spirits.... or colorless blender... I like them all ......

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  29. Believe it or nor a small swath of a piece of baby Wipes.

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    1. Baby wipes are good for so many things.....more then just a baby's butt, lol!

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  30. Depends but usually a lighter color or a colorless blender.

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  31. I don't use any blenders. The best way to blend colors are various pressure and different layers while drawing.

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  32. I have used both marker and colorless pencil blenders, however I find that I just end up layering and using varying pressures.

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  33. Colorless pencil blender from derwent and tissue paper.

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  34. Colorless blender or another layer of a different color.

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  35. Paper Stump.

    Vh Jette P. M. Nielsen

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  36. water for watercolor pencils, mineral oil colored pencils

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  37. I love using Gamsol to blend my colored pencil works as well as the colorless blenders and colorless markers available, they all give a great painterly quality to the colors.

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  38. Finger. (original, huh?)
    susanlulu@yahoo.com

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  39. A cotton cloth wrapped around my finger.

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  40. To blend my color pencils I use a brush or small sponge and my imagination to bring my drawins to life =)

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  41. water of course and a soft paint brush.

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  42. colorless blender and mineral spirits with a blending stump...but Im still a big noob at it...

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  43. I've used the Prisma colorless blender for years but have recently changed to the Caran d'Ache full blender and love it. Not scratchy and is not wood encased.

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  44. Usually a blender pencil, but sometimes I use a q-tip.

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  45. I usually don't blend, however when I do, I use a colorless blender, and once have tried baby oil (only with my Polychromos .

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  46. paper stump, colorless blender, Tissue
    E, Messina

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  47. I use a damp brush or my finger.
    (I was sure I left my comment earlier, but can't see it, so I tried again)

    Jana Bodin

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  49. many of the other peoples choice but not my finger because my skin make have something on it that transfers to paper

    so I use my silk wrapped tightly with excesses silk in my palm for quick relocation of silk to a clean spot on the silk cloth..to a clean area of silk.

    I also wrap silk around many shapes: a tooth pick, a paper ,blending stumps Q-tip , little finger or makeup sponge ...most any shape that I need ...tooth pick is for tiny spot specks to blend or erased with a greasing shield then I go back with out the shield and blend ..sometimes I blend with my my largest pink eraser wrapped in silk..the silk is fine so it leaves no fabric weave pattern,

    have also used 100 percent very soft cotton..so whatever works as long as I can control it and I do not get bloom.
    and my white plastic eraser

    I also use a short semi stiff brush dry...

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