Wipes Make an Excellent Blending Tool
Water soluble crayons and wipes turned out to be a wonderful combination. It would take many hours to get the same effect with colored pencil. I am still happy that I stumbled on this. I kept trying for a smooth and even blend of the water soluble crayons with a brush. The effect was streak filled. Once I used the wipe, the blending was very smooth and FAST.
It was a surprise to learn how well this works; I was very pleased with myself. I think the secret is getting out, but in 2006 I was likely the only one that knew this trick. Add this to the list of art techniques that I invented. You can only do it once. If you try and wipe it a second time, it removes the pigment. I imagine that this will work as well with water soluble colored pencils, but I will need to try this first and report back.
Try it, you’ll like it.