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Top FIVE HOUSEHOLD Items To Blend Colored Pencils

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In this video I show how to use household items to blend colored pencils.

*DISCLAIMER* I am NOT sure if these methods will ruin paper, pencils, or coloring books. Use at your own risk.

Colored pencils are an amazing medium, and using these blenders makes them even more fun. Stay until the end to see my experiment!

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65 thoughts on “Top FIVE HOUSEHOLD Items To Blend Colored Pencils

  1. What is 162 pencil?

  2. Omg you just brought me back to Jr high school ! Showing my age , we have come a long way in makeup haven we ? But nothing seemed to stay as well maybe I’m not remembering right but I did love it with my blue mascara . Yuck and I am a makeup artist as well !

    1. Art Lady yes junior high for sure! 🤣

  3. What’s a 162 pencil?

    1. Dea Lenihan do you think Amazon carries them? Also can you use them for a highlight or a luminous like to make colors brighter?

    2. Hero pencil #162 is what I was referring to here. I love it! xo

  4. Dea thank you for the cool tutorial using different oils and waxes to help the colored pencils lay down better. Love Terri Simmers.

    1. You’re welcome Terri and thank you! xo

  5. If you want to blend in a book and not have it be wet you can use a small square of car chamois cloth

    1. Oh how interesting! Thank you! xo

  6. what is a 162 pencil. newbie

    1. I’m so sorry this took so long for me to find! The Hero pencils, #162 is what I was referring to here. xo

  7. Dea, this was very interesting, I might try the vaseline or baby oil. thank you.

    1. Joetta Emerson you’re welcome!

    2. Dea Lenihan thank you for telling me that, I definitely will becareful 😊

    3. Joetta Emerson just be careful because it goes right through the paper.

  8. Using alcohol-based blending mediums (odourless blending medium, ZestIt, odourless turps, copic/tombow blender) will not hurt the paper at all as it evaporates entirely as it dries. I would not personally use baby oil or petroleum jelly or any oil-based stuff in books as oil stains and spreads, though it’s fine enough for single pages. Totally recommend AGAINST dipping pencils into that stuff too, as it will get soaked into the wood over time and will ruin the cores of your pencils.

    1. I can’t say I would recommend any of it either–well, except the Turpenoid. Interesting to try though.

  9. New title idea: how to make sure your worker is damaged over time or your expensive pencils are damaged.

    1. And I *KNOW* for fact you troll people because i have seen you call people stupid and uneducated for having a different on pencils than you do.

    2. you are a bully and a jerk and i know your number.

      You go around channels and you LOVE picking on people are your new artists, or new you tubers as if your opinion matters. IT DOESNT. These people are too new and too inexperienced to put you in your place! I notice you don’t say jack to the big youtubers. and you never use your real name. Like i said you are a bag of crap and you need to SIT DOWN. you are going around youtube trying to make everyone think like you, but you are wrong and entitled.

      I doubt very much you have a man or a spouse (not with that attitude) but when you feel like attacking a new youtube with your bs, tell someone you know in real life and leave these new people alone.

    3. Wylla, I’m not sure what your problem is but you should chill out a bit. I have never trolled anyone – I happily argue with people and point out when I think I can offer a different opinion. There is a significant difference between that and trolling. Disagreeing with content makers and saying so is also not trolling – unless you’re snarkily writing that their next video should be about how to ruin their pencils. Have a great day.

    4. Like all people who are douches, renlish, you are also dumb. just because you were agreeing with me doesnt make you any less douchey. @Dea The fact that Renlish (who you should ban because she really is a troll who enjoys attacking people) agrees with me tells that i was wrong to rights. Im sorry Dea, i was wrong.

    5. Wylla, in case you missed it, I was agreeing with you. However you were the one being sarcastic and unhelpful in your comment, dear.

  10. Helpful information Dea!! Thank you for sharing these videos with us!!

    1. Beth Johnson you are so welcome! Thank you for telling me—it means so much. ❤️

  11. Great tips. I have all of these products. Lol. I use to burn the tip of my Maybelline eyeliner. What a throwback. 😄

    1. Right?! It was kind of cool to feel that weird soft feeling again when using those pencils. Have fun! xo

  12. I tried using Vaseline and baby oil with my Crayola pencils. Both mediums actually made the colors brighter but the oil made a bigger mess on the back than Vaseline. I intend to use Vaseline with Crayola pencils from now on,

    1. Yes the oil goes through a bit too much. Fun to try though. Thanks for the tip–I’ll have to try with Crayolas!

  13. I use Sheri Baldy’s I hope I spelled her name right, blending solution. It’s almost the texture of maybe Vaseline. It states on hers that you apply the blending solution on with your last layer. I’m assuming that maybe that would be the best way to do the household items you listed. I’ve tried the Vaseline and I could never get another layer of color added well. This is a great tutorial. Keep em coming. You have us hooked

    1. Thank you so much for the info Sabrina and the uplifting words! Great to hear. I love doing them and it means everything when I hear they are helpful. <3

  14. Another keeper video. Thanks Dea!

    1. Oh great! Thanks Pam! xo

  15. Haven’t done it very much, but I do use petroleum jelly once in a while. Did a seahorse picture last month using just my Crayola pencils and I used the petroleum jelly where the seawater would have naturally started to get a deeper color to deepen the pencil colors. Then just this week was working in a Creative Haven book doing summertime trees with the Heros and discovered I need more practice-they definitely react different on different papers and I couldn’t get my greens to blend the way I wanted – I’ll get it figured out, but in the meantime decided to use the petroleum to get them blended. I just prefer to use a lighter colored pencil to do my blending. However, it’s nice to know there are alternatives if needed. Like you, I have discovered that once you’ve used the petroleum jelly, you can’t go back over it again unless you use something like Gamsol.

    1. Yes! There is so much to learn and discover! I wish I could run a local class. I also wish I didn’t have to sleep so I could have time to do all the things I want!!

  16. Isn’t rubbing alcohol a drying agent Dea? So I’d imagine it wouldn’t work for blending and would tend to ruin paper. Another great video. Love it🙏🤗🌹 That 162 pencil which is missing from my set I decided to try a similar colour pencil from another set and it worked beautifully on the leaves. They look like yours👍

    1. I use it regularly, it actually works quite well and doesn’t ruin paper at all.

    2. It is, but it will also dissolve gums, resins, and oils so I figured I would give it a whirl.

  17. By using the vaseline and baby oil is like the Bayland pencils are skating smoothly across the leaves ..lol number 162 is a truly magical pencil..lol now olive oil salad hahaha was fun too,.I loved how you handled this cooking class lol Your presentation was lovely presented and I am sure many novices to this type of experimentation enjoyed all the diversity of blenders….

    1. Hero is checking on stock for 162–hopefully we can get them soon!

  18. Ty fun tests! Finally tried Gamsol w/ Prismas. Learned U can dip a paint brush directly into the bottle, tap off any excess, then paint directly over the coloring page. After drying it’s easy to add another layer of pencil. Thx again!

    1. Julie McCullough Hale yes Gamsol or Turpenoid is amazing stuff!

  19. I’m hoping you will continue to do videos as you finish this page. I’m really loving how this one is going. Also, I’m wondering if the more organic types of oils like olive oil would start to get a rancid smell after they have aged. Not sure.

  20. I have always wanted to see this done with all these different methods being compared along with different pencils. I have used odorless mineral spirits to blend but only after coloring. In fact that’s how I did the red leaves on my bunny page. It was very interesting to watch this. Thanks again Dea for a wonderful video. I’m totally addicted. Haahaa!!!

    1. I looooove those red leaves BTW. Brilliant touch. You really do have a knack for color.

  21. You should try vaseline or baby oil gel over crayola crayons. It gives a stained glass look to your coloring page.

    1. Oh geez! That sounds awesome and I am going to do it on video! Thank you for the tip Kathy! xo

  22. This was great! Thanks Dea!

    1. Dea Lenihan mm

    2. A Colorful Life iis

    3. A Colorful Life thank you! I just learned that you are an influencer in the coloring world! I have to go look to see your channel!

  23. Like your experimenting with different solvents, it’s neat to see how they each turned out, I just didn’t like the oil on the back, but you could really see how smoothly they went on, I think the Vaseline is something I’ll definitely try. Thanks again for another great video

    1. Zahra Arshadi me either…the oil has the potential ability to ruin not only the page you’re coloring on but any pages behind. So glad you like the video! 💕

  24. Thank you Dea! Another video that is so realistic and makes me feel I can try all that too. I have seen people trying out before but the way you talk to us is different imo and I feel like playing with you. Keep up the good work.

    1. Liesbeth Krijtenburg yay! I need play partners! I’m so glad you like the videos. You saying means so much. 💕

  25. Wow, these are some great tips! And I used the previous one for an art peace, the one with the leaf veins in a light, fluo colour and I love it! <3

    1. That is so sweet of you, thank you!! :’)

    2. F & F (found and followed) 😀 Great stuff.

    3. I’m a follower of your Insta page, I don’t exactly want to advertise myself here lol. But I am at alexandra.zeres.art if you want to see. Haven’t posted my drawing with the leaves yet, cause it’s a long process for that drawing, but I will tag you in my post when I add it. ^^ <3

    4. Alexandra Zeres oh that’s great to hear! Thanks for telling me! I wish I could see your work. 💕

  26. Very interesting, Thank you for giving this a go. Great to see the results.

    1. lryan1965 you’re so welcome. This was super fun!

  27. ❤️

    1. screamingmimi90 ❤️💕

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