Use Finger Plasters (Band Aids) to Blend!

by athelion
(Beau Bssin)

I went on YouTube for some video tutorials on how to use pastels. I was surprised to see that a man was using hand plaster (which he put around his 2nd finger) as a blender. Plasters are a cheap alternative to other blenders, Moreover, it gives a smoother result.

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Blending with Fabric plasters
by: Anonymous

I tried it and it works wonders, really easy to create a smooth texture to the artwork.

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Plasters for blending
by: Lenore

Will certainly try this on sanded paper as after using for one picture my second finger was a little more than just sore!, so consequently the remaining sheets are still under the bed!!.

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Blending with Finger Cots
by: OakIvorynThorn

Finger cots (little rubber slipcovers for fingers often used in medical services) are also super for blending, keeping the pastels off of your fingers and protecting your fingers from wear. (I also use them for pratical things like caulking--which if done enough, can make your fingertips bleed.)

You can get them in any drugstore.

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Finger Plasters (Band Aids)
by: Helen Jane

Mmmmm must admit that sounds like a good idea. I will try it.

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Thank you!
by: Anonymous

I knew there had to be an easier way! Thank you for sharing.

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Use Finger Plasters (Band Aids) to Blend
by: Joyce

Good tip Thnks for that, Cheers Joyce

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