• Coloured Pencil Techniques

    COLOURED PENCIL TECHNIQUES: Burnishing – What it Means & How to Burnish Effectively

    If you’re anything like me, you heard of the term ‘burnishing’ with coloured pencils, did your research, did some more research… and just got more and more confused. Or maybe you’ve never heard the term before, or just heard it once, and don’t know what on earth I’m on about. Either way, you’ve clicked to read this article, so hopefully I can help 😊   In one sentence, what exactly IS burnishing? Here’s my best summary: Smoothing out the tooth of the paper so it is completely covered with coloured pencil. That’s. It. I think sometimes it’s made way more complicated than it actually is. Most papers suitable for coloured…