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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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I really like them so far
from Puyallup, Wa
Comments about Caran d'Ache Caran d’Ache Full Blender Bright:
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.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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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.
(0 of 1 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.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
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.
Great with the faber-castell polychromos
By Yachtie M
I bought this along with the lyra colorless blender when I bought my set of faber-castell polychromos. Both worked, but I found this colorless blender was much better for the polychromos, and blended them more fully and smoothly then the lyra. I have not tried the lyra blender with my other colored pencils yet and I will keep it as it worked well enough and I'm betting will be fine with my prismacolor premier colored pencils. It did break in half while sharpening as it as not outer 'cover', so needs to be handled more gently than a blender with a cover. Still works broken, so that is not a problem!
Does not work very good
Does not blend well at all! Very disappointed! Will Return
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: We're sorry to hear that this blender isn't working well for you. Our Product Specialists are happy to advise you on how to use this blender to its best advantage. Please feel welcome to reach out to them at 1-800-933-2542 (weekdays 8am to 5:30pm CST) or firstname.lastname@example.org. They're happy to assist you!
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Only blender for oil-based color pencils
from East coast US
Great blender (well, the only blender) for oil-based colored pencils, like Polychromos and Derwent. Works well. Few art supply stores can afford to stock it, due to Caran D'Ache's volume purchase requirements.
I love this blender and it's the only one that I use. I've used this with various brands of colored pencils and have had no complaints. Blick Art did a great job shipping it and the rest of my order. Definitely a product that I will continue to purchase here.
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