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About Zest-it® Pencil Blend and Blending Coloured Pencils

Both the Pencil Blend and Pencil Blend (Citrus Free) work with many makes of coloured pencil, from our testing we
would suggest Luminance, Prismacolor, Karisma, Polychromos, Derwent; Drawing, Artist and Coloursoft.
Below you will find links to Artists who have been kind enough to share their techniques.
The Pencil Blend site is now up, the link opens in a new window.

zest-it pencil blend on a lime


Gemma Chambrers Art
There are some super tutorials and reviews about using Zest-it Pencil Blend.
Youtube has a wide selection.
Also a free tutorial on her site - Thank you Gemma.


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Johanna Basford on How to Blend Coloured Pencils.
An altogether excellent video tutorial from Johanna on using Zest-it Pencil Blend to blend coloured pencils, using one of her own book for the demonstration. She also explained how she uses the Blending Sponge with Paper Stumps, which seems to be her preferred blending tool.

*International buyers can find suppliers who will ship Zest-it Pencil Blend on EBay, at Ken Bromleys and also our Zest-it.shop



Katie Bowman's video is her voyage of discovery as she tries Zest-it Pencil Blend for the first time.

An insight into what its like testing Pencil Blend and using the advantages of the product for your work.

Kirsty Partridge reviews the Zest-it Pencil Blend using Polychromos and Prismacolor Pencils. After blending the pencil more layers could be applied, well explained.

Good advice about the amount of PB to use as you apply each layer, a very helpful video for anyone wishing to know more about blending these two pencil types.


colored pencil applied to paper and blended

Apply Coloured Pencil using Zest-it® Pencil Blend.

A very nice video clip by Belinda Lindhardt showing blending coloured pencil using Zest-it® Pencil Blend and cotton wool buds.
This is where the Zest-it Blending Sponge comes in so handy, just dip the tip of the cotton bud in and keep working.

Sheldene gives a quick clip on her use of Zest-it Pencil Blend, blending of the coloured pencil and the ease of adding more  layers of pencil.

Zest-it tip:- decant a small amount into a pot for brush dipping, saves dipping into the bottle causing possible spillage and discolouring the whole bottle of Pencil Blend.




second mushroom blended with coloured pencils

Blending Coloured Pencils is a page on my own website with an in-depth insight into using Pencil Blend to blend coloured pencils on watercolour paper.
About under-painting and working on damp paper.

Colour Pencils blended with Zest-it Pencil Blend.

Peter Weatherill has an expansive site on coloured pencils using Zest-it and colour pencils for the under-painting, plus many other technique.
Well worth a visit.

blendibg with zest-it


The image on the left was drawn with Graphite pencil and the actual Blending Sponge was used to blend the pencil.
It's by Kevin Rogers who published an article about Zest-it and pencil (Edition99), his work also appears regularly in the Australian Artists Palette Magazine.

Kevin's pencil work with Zest-it on his web page. link not working

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