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I really like these pencils. I accidentally found a technique that really exemplified the "magic" in them. Rolling the pencil to preserve the point and
coloring in a circular motion really brings out the random beauty of the colors in coloring a small petaled flower like a zinnia. I have colored an entire picture with one pencil and gotten raves about it. The biggest drawback I am experiencing is the lack of tutorials to help people understand how to use them. I have seen critiques where the artist did not have a clue how to use them. I have also seen a Russian tutorial that shows a lot of blending techniques that really show some extraordinary effects. I am currently exploring their use for backgrounds. I like the pencils and find them a challenge to explore the "magic."
I rely on this product to seal and coat my castings. I have been using this with my poly resin for many years.
I have a tip for folks to use if you want the outcome to be more glossy: After you have sprayed your pieces, cover them with a dust-free, plastic container, or tray. Leave it to dry inside the covering overnight. The next day it should be dry, and shiny as glass.
I have found that if you are using This spray in a very dry location, or in very low humidity, it dries too quickly for the gloss to set. Covering slows that process down considerably, and allows the gloss to settle.