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I have a set of 36 oil pencils that I purchased years ago when I dabbled a little with wood burning .

I seem to recall that some sort of liquid can be used for blending colors after they are applied to the wood. I think it was a solvent like paint thinner but not sure. Not sure if a brush is used or something like a Q-Tip . If a brush , then what type is best recommended . ? Stiff ? , Soft ? ,

Whenever I start my next burning I would like to give some coloring a try.

Would like any information available relating to the process of proper application of oil pencils after the actual burning is completed .



I do understand that some use water colors but not interested in those at this point and time because I want to use what I already have. I would also be concerned about water colors raising the grain/fibres or the wood .
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Bill it's called a blending stick. You can get it at an art store or make your own. I use paint thinner to blend my oil colors. Check out this web site. I also use watercolor pencils sometimes and a little brush with water to blend them.

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Bill; following on from Gary's comment, up here in Canada give OPUS a try.
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Thanks Gary and Dan for that info.
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I use "Winsor & Newton, Liquin for Oil Color, 2.5 oz". I learned about it when I was studying woodburning years ago. Cheryl Dow was the woodburning instructor I used at that time. I apply it over the oil pencil residue using a soft pointed brush, especially for woodburned eyes. A wider brush can be used for larger areas. The Liquin dissolves the oil pencil residue and is thick enough to control intermixing of colors. The Liquin can be bought at art supply stores. I did an Internet search on the word “Liquin” and found help on how to use it and where to buy it. I hope this helps.
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I use "Winsor & Newton, Liquin for Oil Color, 2.5 oz". I learned about it when I was studying woodburning years ago. Cheryl Dow was the woodburning instructor I used at that time. I apply it over the oil pencil residue using a soft pointed brush, especially for woodburned eyes. A wider brush can be used for larger areas. The Liquin dissolves the oil pencil residue and is thick enough to control intermixing of colors. The Liquin can be bought at art supply stores. I did an Internet search on the word “Liquin” and found help on how to use it and where to buy it. I hope this helps.
Sounds good Harry.
No art or craft supply stores in the small town where I live but will check it out when I go to the city.
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Great information!
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I have been using Homax Wood Stain Marking Pen, basically a magic marker, to subtly hide small scratches in old cameras. I don't want to change the patina, but do not like the white scratches.

I apply the marker to the scratch and immediately wipe it off, which leaves stain only in the scratch. Works quickly, considering the 1000's of small scratches a big old camera can have. Then I wax. ymmv
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