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Author: Cecilia Kinzie
I'm a California gal who enjoys the sunshine and the ocean. I love my small rescue dogs and colored pencils. I'm a free spirit with a practical side and a big heart. You will find me sharing the joy of colored pencils in Southern California, Facebook, and beyond!
Occasionally, you will get a pencil where the core keeps constantly breaking. First, try changing your sharpener. If that doesn’t work, you can try gently baking them at a low heat to see if that will melt their core back together.
When I use colored pencils on canvas I like to prime my canvas with Golden Pastel Grounds so that it’s easier to draw on. In this quick demo I show you how I apply Golden Pastel Grounds to canvas with a sponge brush. Make sure to dilute the grounds with 20% to 40% water. Continue reading “How to Apply Golden Pastel Grounds to Canvas”
The Colored Pencil Society of America, Inc. (CPSA), is a nonprofit organization founded in 1990 to promote the stature and awareness of colored pencil art as a viable art form to all professional art establishments and to the general public, and to provide a forum for education, communication, and recognition of colored pencil artists. It’s for all levels of colored pencil artists from beginners to advanced. Continue reading “Why You Should Join the CPSA Colored Pencil Society of America”