Water Soluble Media

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An extensive choice of water soluble pencils and pastel crayons to compliment the range of water colour paints. Watercolour pencils and pastels can be used in a number of ways. They can be applied dry to create the drawing which is then painted over with a wet brush (watered brushes are ideal for this as they have a water container in the handle which keeps the brush wet) or colour can be taken from the end of the pencil or pastel with a wet brush, just as you would with a watercolour pan. The pencil or pastel can be dipped in water and then applied, or shavings and dust can be sprayed with water mist to make them dissolve in situ. The colours can be built up in layers to create blends which dissolve when the water is applied. The water soluble pastel crayons and pencils can also be used in conjunction with water resistant pencils and crayons for further effects.

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The Cretacolor Aqua Monolith pencils are a solid cylinder of pigment wrapped in a lacquer coating and can be used from the sharpened end for fine lines and from the unsharpened end for larger blocks of colour.

Caran d’Ache offer a choice of water soluble media including the popular Supracolor Watercolour Pencils which include a number of sets starting with a 12 pencil tin through to the superb wooden pencil box containing 120 colours. Also included are sets of Caran d’Ache Neoart Aquarelle Wax Pastels and Neocolor ll Wax Pastels.

Derwent sets include those containing watersoluble sketching pencils plus the water soluble colour tinted Graphitint pencils. The Derwent Watersoluble Sketching pencils are available in a choice of lead grades and the wide core is perfect for loose sketching and bold lines. When water is applied the graphite marks dissolve into subtle tones. The Graphitint pencils offer the same drawing properties as the sketching pencils. The subtle colour changes to a rich, vibrant colour when water is applied.

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