Zest-It Pencil Blend is an excellent solvent that can be used to blend your favourite coloured pencils. It works with many makes of colour pencil, including Caran d'Ache Luminance, Faber-Castell Polychromos, Derwent Drawing, Artist and Coloursoft Pencils and also with brands such as Prismacolor and Karisma. It works just as well with wax-based pencils, oil pastels, crayons, oil bars and graphite.
Zest-it has a pleasant scent and leaves no residue on the paper, which makes it popular choice with coloured pencil artists. It is economical to use and a safer solvent than odourless mineral spirit or similar solvents. It can be applied using a tortillion, cotton bud or brush.
Make sure your workspace has good ventilation when using this solvent and wash hands after use.
Now available in a 50ml bottle.
using Zest-It seems to be my favourite blending technique Andrea Praskova (Jihlava, Czech Republic) on 4 Sep 2018
Makes colouring more fun Pia Østergaard (Aalborg Sø, Denmark) on 26 Feb 2018
Dries clear on all the papers I've used it. Richard Osborne (Lowestoft, United Kingdom) on 13 Aug 2020