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What is the way to clean a kneaded eraser?

I can see black patches on it. That is a part of normal use. Those black marks are graphite, charcoal and etc. that the eraser picked up from your working surface. That is the eraser doing its job ...
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What eraser can I use with wax core coloured pencils

Lifting something like the Prismacolor line with a hand-held eraser is going to require a lot of elbow grease. So, when the need arises, either for a misplaced line or trying to get an effect, then ...
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How to erase visible pencil marks on wood that has been painted over with acrylic paint?

You cannot erase it anymore. The graphite is underneath the paint, slightly mixed up in it. The only way to get rid of the graphite is by painting over it, I'm afraid. But instead of painting layer ...
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Why would using an eraser holder be better than using a normal rectangle eraser?

I can think of four benefits of using an eraser holder: It keeps the eraser clean so it doesn't pick up body oils from handling or other contaminants. The eraser can be extended and retracted as ...
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What are the different kinds of erasers used in graphite drawing?

While there are different manufacturers and styles there is finite number of basic modern erasers. Pencil End or Rubber This is a commonly found eraser outside the drawing community. Usually pink ...
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Which pencil is easier to erase: 2B or HB?

Generally, softer pencils are easier to erase. Even though this may seem counterintuitive, as softer pencils produce darker lines, they contain proportionally more graphite and less binder (clay). ...
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Caring for Kneaded Erasers

Since a kneaded eraser works by absorbing the pigment you are erasing along with a little friction to lift the stuff, to keep it healthy keep it away from things it can absorb. Like sand or dust. You ...
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How to keep scratch art paper clean and free of pencil and eraser marks?

I'd suggest to draw your sketch on a different sheet of paper, something rather thin and inexpensive. Then you can use carbon paper to transfer your drawing to the scratchboard paper. Carbon paper is ...
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How to keep scratch art paper clean and free of pencil and eraser marks?

I have not done any sort of serious scratch-board art, but here are some suggestions, to answer your two part question: Use black colored pencil instead of regular pencil.— it isn't as reflective as ...
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Is there any eraser that can erase charcoal?

Kneaded erasers are usually perfect for erasing charcoal. However, when it comes to erasing charcoal, the success of kneaded erasers depends on a few factors: The type of paper I've experienced ...
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What is the way to clean a kneaded eraser?

I just tried washing one under a running tap of warm water and lots dishwashing liquid. (I kneaded the rubber while I washed it.) Mine was dark because I used it to pick up charcoal. Oddly enough it ...
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Plastic eraser vs Rubber eraser

The "rubber" eraser you linked to actually looks like a plastic eraser. "Rubber erasers" typically refer to the type on the end of a wooden pencil or a block like the Pink Pearl ...
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Are all plastic erasers not recommended or harmful for non-smooth papers like a casual sketchbook?

The issue isn't quite as cut and dry as the title of the question. Paper comes in a range of "non-smoothness", tailored to different kinds of media and different appearances. The ...
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What are foam erasers?

I can't find any information on what exactly foam erasers are made of, but my guess would be a microporous reticulated foam (like melamine foam, for example). Foam erasers are universally lauded as ...
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How to clean a plastic eraser?

Dishwashing liquid and cold or slightly warm water works. If that doesn't solve the problem, old fashioned white toothpaste can be used to sand/buff the surface, just rinse well when you're done. Don'...
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How to clean a plastic eraser?

How to clean a plastic eraser? My personal choice is to use a blank piece of paper and "erase the dirt" from the eraser onto the paper. If you have shaped your eraser with a knife or ...
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Does the colour of the eraser matter?

The color isn't really what matters, its the quality and type of eraser. Almost all erasers are dyed, so that's the only thing that effects the color. Depending on the materials you're using and types ...
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Which pencil is easier to erase: 2B or HB?

Both are pretty much equally easy to erase, especially between HB and 2B. It is much more about the way the mark was made than the lead it was made with that determines how easy it is to lift off. ...
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Why would using an eraser holder be better than using a normal rectangle eraser?

additional to the accepted answer Accuracy If you're doing something small/fine like a technical drawing, or a piece of artwork with little space, then a rubber/eraser like this will allow precise ...
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How to keep scratch art paper clean and free of pencil and eraser marks?

I use white chalk writer brand Craft decor from the Dollar Tree to draw my sketch then after im done scratching i dab away the white marks with water...if white marks remain i use a clear acrylic ...
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Plastic eraser vs Rubber eraser

The type of drawing you're doing, the drawing medium and the type of paper you are using are determining factors. If you are doing technical drawings on a smooth, heavyweight paper, or paper with a &...
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What is the way to clean a kneaded eraser?

I clean my kneaded erasers by stretching them thin like a pancake, then rubbing in dishwashing soap. I let them soak for a few hours in a dish of water, then rub and rinse under the tap. Seems to work!...
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