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Old 12-29-2007, 01:27 AM   #7
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With the Gamsol/colored Pencils, there is an artist on Prismacolor's website that uses rubbing alcohol and cotton swabs to blend the pencils. I've tried it with 90% rubbing alcohol, and it works but it wasn't as precise in small areas as the stumps.

Also, partly in answer to GarnetJ's question - I have a set of RoseArt colored pencils (cheap, from WalMart) and the gamsol/stumps work with them. Some colors better than others, and the PrismaColors blend more easily overall, but other brands of pencils do work. I've tried it with:
RoseArt
Crayola
Pentech
Some strange brand from Michaels that came in a wooden spinning holder with markers a few Christmases ago
PrismaColor

The PrismaColor works best - the colors are more intense to begin with and blend out more easily - but the others do work in a pinch.
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