Available in hundreds of colors, pencils are ideal for shading and adding highlights to hand-drawn lettering and other accents. Here are some tips for picking the best colored pencils for your layout.
Quality over quantity. Better-quality color pencil will give you smoother, more even color than their bargain-basement counterparts. If you’re going to use them often, it’s worth it to invest in a good set.
Color like a pro. Artist-grade color pencils generally are safe for your scrapbooks and will give you rich, lovely color.
Read the label. At first glance, most color, chalk, and watercolor pencils can look similar. Each, however, makes its own unique mark: Color pencils can be used to draw crisp lines or shade an area; chalk pencils have a more muted effect; and watercolor pencils can be traced with a blander pen to get a soft painted look without touching an artist’s brush.
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