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Wax Bloom: How to Remove it

If you use wax-based colored pencils or wax pastels and artist crayons, you're familiar with wax bloom, that cloudy, white film that forms on the artwork. Don't wipe it off with a cloth or you'll risk smearing the pigment.

I have a simple solution; just blow warm air over the surface with a hair dryer or a heat gun. If you're not in a hurry, let the heat of the Icarus board do the job for you. When you're done with your drawing, final fixative or varnish will take care of wax bloom for ever.

Arlene Steinberg’s Article

Arlene Steinberg wrote a magnificent article in the current issue of The Artist’s Magazine. “The Heat is On” illustrates how she uses the Icarus board with step-by-steps and detailed explanations.

To view Arlene's art please visit her website and her Facebook page.

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