Here are some really great tips and techniques for using a kneaded eraser with pastels. Also included on this page from The Complete Photo Guide to Creative Painting there is a tutorial on how to blend pastels with a wet brush. I simple love this book because the tips included are fabulous! For example, this one about popping a kneaded eraser in the pocket of jeans and running it through the washing machine to clean it is brilliant!
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This book is a comprehensive how-to book about all aspects of creative painting. It serves as a reference and technique guide for painting with all types of craft and fine arts paints, including acrylics, oils, tempera, watercolor, and pastels. The organization provides easy access to information with step-by-step directions and 600 full-color photos for clear understanding. Galleries of artwork by a wide range of artists offer the reader examples of what can be done with each of the painting categories and inspiration to pursue the hobby for themselves.
Geri Greenman, a high school art teacher for thirty years, was honored with the Outstanding Achievement Award by her colleagues. She was a finalist for the Delores Kohl (International) Outstanding Service in the Field of Education award, a nominee for the Golden Apple, and listed in the Who's Who among America's Teachers. Geri has been writing for Arts and Activities magazine for 24 years, a contributing editor for 10 years, with 100 articles published.
Paula Guhin is a former educator, visual artist, photographer, and the author of the ever-popular Glorious Glue, Art with Adhesives (J. W. Walch) and Can We Eat the Art? (Incentive Publications). Articles have appeared in School Arts, Instructor, Teaching Today, and many more periodicals. She is also a contributing editor for Arts and Activities magazine.