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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-30-2009, 10:52 PM Thread Starter
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I have read about using watered down acrylic paints and artist quality semi transparent colored pencils and oil paints and water colors..
I am the worlds worst painter so I will probably shy away from paint and brushes .
That brings me to my questions about the colored pencils. Apart from them needing to be artist quality , are their certain brand names that should be considered over others ? One book I read said they should be kept very sharp so I am assuming the colored lead is hard and can be sharpened with an ordinary pencil sharpener the same as a lead pencil ? ?

I am going to the nearest city about 120 km away one day next week (weather permitting) . There are no major hobby stores there but there is a Ben Franklin store that might have what I am looking for.

I would like to see some colored burnings that some have done with various means of coloring to compare the various forms of coloring. If you have some to show I would appreciate seeing them.
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I use pastel chalk. Comes in many colors, easy to apply with fingertip or q-tip. You can get them at Michaels for about $14.
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I have a table on my site at Pyrography of some exotic birds this lady owned and wanted them on a table. I used the pastel colored chalk. Maybe this may be useful for you.
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Oh, you can get them online at www.michaels.com They are called Prismacolor® NuPastels.
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Beautiful work on those tables and the coloring on the birds is awesome.
I have already purchased a kit of 36 oil pencils that I am experimenting with and will keep the pastel colored chalk in mind that you are using.
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How about water based dyes like these, which are available around the world. I have a set but so far haven't found a use for them.

U-Beaut Polishes - NON TOXIC WATER DYES

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Harry, that stuff seems as if it's just food colouring.
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Perhaps you've found a new use for food colouring, we may now experience a world shortage as the secret leaks out!

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I put color in some of my burns. But personally don't like heavy pigment on the wood.

Soooo, I apply a watered down acrylic paint and wipe it off leaving a stained look that allows the wood grain to show through.

I've used colored pencils, but didn't like the effect. That's just me, but there are many artists out there who use colored pencils on their pyrography and it looks great.

I you want to use colored pencils, "Prismacolor" have the best pigment and are professional level. The cheap colored pencils are very waxy. Other artists also use "Oil pencils" you may want to check that out also. Purchase the good quality ones, the outcome will be better with good professional quality products.

Click on the underlined link: Art Supplies from Dick Blick Art Materials they are very reasonably priced and have good quality art supplies.

I create pastel paintings, but have never used it on wood. Will have to experiment with that technique. I have some oil pastels (I'm not too crazy about) and will work with them.

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