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After two years of development and testing, Caran d'Ache has launched its newest innovation — the Full Blender Bright.
A colorless oil-wax medium for blending, dry mixing, and intensifying colors, this single tool combines the properties of a blender (mixing and unifying) and a burnisher (consolidating and adding a gloss finish).
This unique medium is the ideal complement to Caran d'Ache colored pencils, graphites, and wax pastels, and an indispensible tool for professional artists, art students, or anyone who loves drawing and wants to add a new dimension to his or her work.
Use the Full Blender Bright to add brilliance, sheen, and a gloss finish that brings it closer to painting. Ideal for mixing and blending, it unifies colors, blending them together and mixing them to increase their intensity and to soften pencil lines. It also can be used to make some areas of a drawing water-resistant, before or after adding color. It can fix a drawing, even one created with watersoluble pencils — and it increases lightfastness.
Finally, the Full Blender Bright's hexagonal shape allows it to be highly personalized. Used as a block, its shape evolves over time, making it possible to work delicately with its edges or to cover large areas with its flat surfaces. Used as a sharpened pencil, its fine but strong point offers great precision for use in detailed work on a range of supports, including paper, cardboard, fabric, wood, pottery, and stone.
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Love it. It's too expensive. Sell them in bulk.
from Mill Valley, Ca
Comments about Caran d'Ache Caran d’Ache Full Blender Bright:
When they are good they are very good! Sometimes they seem produced with air bubbles that cause the point to break... A LOT. Really expensive so I wish they were available in bulk. They are soft and therefore snap easily. Absolutely love using them with Prismacolor soft cores.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
It does not satisfy the pigment,it is very transparent, good the presentation of the pencil and the box.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Caran d'Ache Full Blender Bright
from Tampa , Fl
These Caran d'Ache Full Blender Bright come 2 in the box set of colored pencils but I wanted to have extras .They are great
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Its great when it arrives in one piece
By Mixed feelings
from Menifee, CA
This is a great produce; however, when it arrives broken into little pieces that are even too small to put in an extender- you can't use it. The upside is, blick customer service is wonderful and they were able to send me a new one right away- just a phone call was all it took. However, it arrived in even smaller pieces this second time around. I think it is the way they are packaging it- its just in a simple yellow bubble envelope. Maybe they should rethink packaging?I called to get a refund this time and it was also a wonderful experience. They did ask for me to send a photo this time. I will just wait until I get a chance to visit a store- it's just really disappointing because I wanted to use them sooner and the store is really far from my house. This is a #sweepstakes review.
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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
I really like them so far
from Puyallup, Wa
I have been trying to build up my better quality pencil collection since I have been doing pet portraiture. I decided to give these blenders a go since I don't like using odorless mineral spirits to blend. So far so good. They both were broken when they came in but I used them anyway. I put one in my pencil extender and used it that way. They sharpen nicely as well.
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Fiona color pencil 8x10
Merchant response: We're sorry to hear that the blenders were damaged in shipping, and we'd like to help. One of our Customer Care Agents will be in touch.
Product of a very cool nature.
By Greg the Rev
from Marion, Iowa
The blender bright does what it says. Blends colored pencil hues nicely. If you like the burnished look, you can achieve that also. I'm pulling from my art toolbox more often than I thought.
By amateur artist
from Longview, TX
I've used all different kinds of blenders, but absolutely love this. This is all I will buy from now on.
Caran d'Ache Full Blender
from Dallas, TX
Best colorless blender I have found to use with colored pencils.
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Just the name merits 5 stars!
from Houston, Texas
Have not had time to sit down and work with it and my other two items. Art is one of my hobbies and since the item I purchased after watching Lisa of Lachri Fine Art, it is enough for me. She gave an excellent review and gave me the information I needed to purchase them. Looking forward to using them as I plan to start my project soon with my Colored Pencils.
from Elk Grove, CA
Works nice on white smooth paper like cardstock. Hardly notice much difference used in "handbook journal" which is a lightly textures cream color. Tried it on grey Mi-Teintes pastel paper and it just made the color pencil look milky and greasy. Didn't realize that the whole stick is made of the blender with a light protective coating on the exterior. Meaning there is no wood. I held one firmly while sharpening and it snapped in half. Still useable, but have to be careful not to grip too tight while sharping with a full stick. Don't know how much use I will get out of them since it seems limited to best used on smooth white paper only.
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