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: Colored Pencil Question

04-16-2012, 01:01 PM
Can someone tell me the difference between a blending pencil and a burnishing pencil? I have used blending pencils but not burnishing, so I have no clue as to what a burnishing pencil does different. Thanks for any help.

05-25-2012, 10:55 PM
A burnishing pencil crushes the texture of the paper and brings the color into the valleys of the paper texture. I believe they are one of the same. BTW.. my hubby and I also live in the Sierras.. Grass Valley

05-30-2012, 11:24 AM
Thanks for the reply clydeine. I checked with 'Derwent' colored pencils and they actually sell both blenders and and burnishing pencils.

Anyways, I love Grass Valley. I think I like it better than here in Grizzly Flats. Getting a tad tired of shoveling snow, I am.