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About Zest-it® Pencil Blend

Zest-it Pencil Blend is a very popular for blending Coloured Pencils,
it is also ideal for use with crayons, oil pastel and graphite.

We tested both of our Pencil Blends with the following Coloured Pencils,
Luminance, Prismacolor, Karisma, Polychromos, Derwent; Drawing, Artist and Coloursoft.


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Zest-it® Pencil Blend


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Blending Sponge and Brush


cp on w/c paper
Coloured pencil blended using a brush
with the Pencil Blend



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Our Pencil Blend is non-toxic and non-flammable which many Pencil Artists value for use with their pencils and in the studio environment. Artists share their techniques for Blending Coloured Pencils
It has been thoroughly tested with many makes of Coloured Pencil for its excellent blending qualities.

It leaves no residue of itself once dry, it is economical in use as a small amount goes a long way. You can 'top-up' the Blending Sponge 10 times with a 50 ml bottle!

It has very low VOC's which means little is lost to the atmosphere, many prefer the safer aspects of the solvent than odourless mineral spirit or similar solvents, most of which are flammable.

Find out more at our Pencil Blend site.

Using Pencil Blend and a brush.
The Coloured Pencil was applied to watercolour paper in the normal way.
A Blending Sponge was used to dampen a soft 1/4" flat brush by pressing the brush to the sponge surface.

The dampened brush was used to blend the coloured pencil. It was blended from dark to light, giving a soft transition of colour.
Using a brush means the under-painting can be completed very quickly and the 'tooth' of the paper is retained.

The area can be left to dry or further Coloured Pencil can be added to the area whilst the paper is still damp, each will give a different look.

Using Pencil Blend - with Tortillion. Paper stumps also work well for blending and are firmer then the Tortillion, more information on blending can be found under blending tools.

Pencil Blend is available in a variety of useful sizes 50 ml; 125 ml and 250 ml and has a minimum usable shelf life of 5 years.

For more blending options see Pencil Blend (Citrus Free)

Pencil Blend and Blending Sponges can be found at our
 zest-it.shop and on Ebay

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Blending Coloured Pencils


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