Thursday, 2 June 2011
Tutorial for Blending Coloured Pencil with Zest It
Start with a drawing ... of course I couldn't go past Mooka Pods. You will see that I have only done the line drawings with the Pigma pen - no patterns inside yet.
You can see you only need a light covering.
None of these have been "blended" yet.
With a paper stump, dip it into the Zest-It and use small circular motions to blend coloured pencil. Starting from the lighter colours first, then into the darker ones.
See the second pod from the left, I have blended that with a paper stump and some Zest It. Be sure to add only enough Zest It to dampen your stump, don't have it dripping wet.
The difference in colour is quite pronounced and you can see that the colour is blended quite smoothly.
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The kit contains a 125ml bottle of Zest It Pencil Blend, a Micron 01 Pigma pen in black, a double ended paper stump, 5 Zentangle tiles and a kneadable eraser - all for $28.00
You can also use the Zest It Pencil Blend with Derwent Inktense pencils for a wonderful effect, as well as your normal watercolour pencils.
Have fun Tangling some Colour ... Jane x
Added Note: To those of you who want to purchase Zest It outside Australia ... it is a product from the UK ... this may assist in your finding it online. And Lori has added a link in the comments to help - thanks Lori.
I would also like to add that if you are a serious pencil artist or want to pursue more detailed pencil work, you can use the Zest It Pencil Blend to smooth out your under layer of colour pencil and add more details on top when this has dried ... very much like using a liquid marker ... a great way to get colour backgrounds for Zentangle Inspired Art. I hope this helps and I would love to see your pencil coloured art if you would share it with me here at Jane Monk Studio! Cheers for now, Jane x