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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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What I had hoped for
from Berkeley CA
Comments about Caran d'Ache Caran d’Ache Full Blender Bright:
While a great blender for color pencils. I am using this pencils wax/oil properties as a resist when working with Ink washes. I can sharpen the point to draw detailed images that show through when a ink wash with water is brushed over it. Best of all the products I have tried for doing this.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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I love this blending pencil
By Don't have one
I use this for Color pencils. I like that you don't need to sharpen the pencil to use it. It blends with easy effort and with little wear on the pencil. You get two pencils I gave one to a friend to enjoy too.
This blender does a good job compared to other colored pencil blenders. If you've made a strong mark by accident, it's not going to smooth it out. The prismacolor blender moves color better, and it can smooth out strong pencil marks, but it might actually be damaging the paper because it's so abrasive. I don't like to use blending pencils, I prefer to either blend with solvents or do soft layers that looks fine without blending. But if you do like to use blending pencils, these are good. I'm afraid it might break if much pressure is applied, so I don't know if it would be good for burnishing.
BOUGHT THIS FOR WATERCOLOR WAX RESIST
Even though I have and occasionally use colored pencils, and these blenders are ideal for blending, they are really fantastic for wax resist. They leave a clean, thin, and effective coat that is better than any other wax resist tool I've tried. And they are solid wax so they might even last a long time. Even the shavings from sharpening them can be used. I'm very pleased.
many uses for this woodless blender!
By SL Brown
from Land of Enchantment
I bought these blenders based on reviews saying they could be used on the side to "fix" drawings. Amazing! I keep one end sharp for detailed burnishing and the other flat, plus use the sides for large areas. Works great with Prismacolor and Faber Castell colored pencils as well as Caran d'Ache, and creates some fun effects with graphite and CarbOtello pastel pencils too. They are not wearing down as fast as the Prismacolor colourless blenders I was using, so I think the price is good too. :)
Caran d'Ache Full Blender Bright
from Dallas, TX
I've used other blenders, but this one was so easy to use and I would absolutely recommend this product!
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
A Great Addition to YOUR Pencil Case!!!
By Kar Kar
from Bay Head, NJ
I first used one of these blenders in my friend's studio. I fell in love with it and she gifted me one.It is now down to a stub. Hurry and send me more! I use thick application of colored pencil, do blending that looks like airbrush (did it prior to this product with much more effort), and just LOVE the glossy sheen it gives.
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The Letter "C" from my alphabet series
Tags: Made with Product, Colored Pencil Drawing
The Letter "F" from my Alphabet Series
Tags: Colored Drawings, Made with Product, Colored Pencil Alphabets
I've tried several different brands of blenders to use with colored pencils, as well as methods like vaseline, gamsol, etc. This blender just arrived today and I'm already in love with it. The Lyra Splender Blender has previously been my favorite, but this one achieves smoother blending with less pressure. It also seems to hold a point longer, which may be why it works well even with light pressure. I've tested it on Derwent Coloursoft, Derwent Artists, Faber-Castell Polychromos, and Lyra Rembrandt Polycolor and it works great on all of them, even in combinations of brands.My only complaint is that one of the two in my package came broken. However, I just sharpened both of the broken ends and am using them anyway. They're small, but still work just fine.
Great Blender !!!!
from Lawrence Kansas
works well with many color pencils
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Best pencil blender
from Roswell, GA
My favorite of the pencil blenders. Works great with oil and wax based colored pencils. And it lasts a long time since it is all blender (no wood). Highly recommend if you like using a blender pencil.
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