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Old 12-27-2012, 11:32 AM   #1
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Default Prismas and baby oil, what am I doing wrong?

Okay, after a lot of struggling with this technique, I am at a loss. I am using Premier Prismas (so good quality pencils) and baby oil. When I use the pencil around the perimeter of a shape, and leave the center white, I can use the baby oil to blend the color in towards the center. That seems to work all right. But if I layer one color over another, when I use my blending stump, all it does it break up and smear the top layer of pencil into streaks, there's no blending of the two colors. Is this the way it's supposed to be?

I have worked on Neenah Solar White, Whisper White and Stonehenge papers. I'm using just plain Johnson's baby oil and blending stumps. Yes, they are made in China, not Taiwan, but could that really be the reason I can't get two layers of color to blend?

I am not willing to use Gamsol. I'm hopng I can make the baby oil method work for me. Any suggestions would be welcome.
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