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1/2" Model Building Pins in Bulk Packs: Box of 11,000 Pins, 1 lb.
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1/2" Model Building Pins in Bulk Packs: Box of 11,000 Pins, 1 lb.
SKU: ALV-PIN100

* 1 lb. box approximately 11,000 pins.

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1/2" Model Building Pins in Bulk Packs: Box of 5,500 Pins, 1/2 lb.
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1/2" Model Building Pins in Bulk Packs: Box of 5,500 Pins, 1/2 lb.
SKU: ALV-PIN140

* 1/2 lb. box approximately 5,500 pins.

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3M Applicator: Reusable, Box of 25
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3M Applicator: Reusable, Box of 25
SKU: ALV-PA1-B

* This reusable squeegee-type applicator is flexible yet durable. When hand applying film or premask, this tool is the perfect solution for textured surfaces. 25/box.

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7Gypsies Shadow Box Layer: Rounds, 8" x 8"
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7Gypsies Shadow Box Layer: Rounds, 8" x 8"
SKU: PPF-7G12666

* Designed for the 8x8 Shadow Box.

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Alvin Aluminum Pencil Lengthener
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Alvin Aluminum Pencil Lengthener
SKU: ALV-APL3

* This handy tool provides balance and control when pencils get too short, saving money by extending the usable life of expensive pencils. Fits most round and hexagonal standard pencils. Made of anodized aluminum. Availabl...

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Alvin Ergonomic Handheld Sharpener
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Alvin Ergonomic Handheld Sharpener
SKU: ALV-0969

* Triple-hole plastic sharpener for lead pencils, colored pencils, and thicker colored pencils. Assorted colors, no choice.

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Alvin Push Pins: Clear, Box of 100
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Alvin Push Pins: Clear, Box of 100
SKU: ALV-PP100-CL

* Strong steel pin for inserting into even the toughest surfaces. Needle point is 3/8" length. 100 per box.

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Alvin Reinforced Edge-Binding Tape: Black, 10 per Box
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Alvin Reinforced Edge-Binding Tape: Black, 10 per Box
SKU: ALV-121BK

* Made from a tear-proof PVC material that protects and color-codes valuable drawings and documents. Rolls are 1/2" wide by 80 feet long and have a core size of 1 3/8". Packaged and sold 10/box.

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Alvin Reinforced Edge-Binding Tape: Blue, 10 per Box
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Alvin Reinforced Edge-Binding Tape: Blue, 10 per Box
SKU: ALV-121BL

* Made from a tear-proof PVC material that protects and color-codes valuable drawings and documents. Rolls are 1/2" wide by 80 feet long and have a core size of 1 3/8". Packaged and sold 10/box.

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Alvin Reinforced Edge-Binding Tape: Red, 10 per Box
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Alvin Reinforced Edge-Binding Tape: Red, 10 per Box
SKU: ALV-121RD

* Made from a tear-proof PVC material that protects and color-codes valuable drawings and documents. Rolls are 1/2" wide by 80 feet long and have a core size of 1 3/8". Packaged and sold 10/box.

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Alvin Reinforced Edge-Binding Tape: White, 10 per Box
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Alvin Reinforced Edge-Binding Tape: White, 10 per Box
SKU: ALV-121WT

* Made from a tear-proof PVC material that protects and color-codes valuable drawings and documents. Rolls are 1/2" wide by 80 feet long and have a core size of 1 3/8". Packaged and sold 10/box.

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Alvin Universal Pencil Lengthener: Blister-Carded
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Alvin Universal Pencil Lengthener: Blister-Carded
SKU: ALV-UPL4

* When a favorite pencil gets too short, simply insert it into the pencil lengthener and continue writing or drawing. Nickel-plated ferrule has a sliding ring to hold the pencil securely. Comfortable, smooth wood barrel. F...

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ArtBin Pencil/Utility Box: Translucent/Charcoal, 12.38" x 4.87" x 1.75"
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ArtBin Pencil/Utility Box: Translucent/Charcoal, 12.38" x 4.87" x 1.75"
SKU: FLM-6900AB

* Perfect for organizing pencils, pens, brushes and cutting tools. Foam pads protect pencil points and sharp blade tips. ACID FREE Polypropylene.

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Badger Modelflex Rolling Stock
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Badger Modelflex Rolling Stock
SKU: BDG-1701

Modelflex rolling stock - Engine Black, Reefer White, Reefer Gray, Reefer Yellow, Reeder Orange, Dark Tuscon, and Light Tuscon.

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Beka Traditional Deluxe Block Set: 68 Pieces Set
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Beka Traditional Deluxe Block Set: 68 Pieces Set
SKU: BEK-06068

* Our Deluxe 68 pc. Set comes with 68 blocks in 12 different shapes: 12-half units, 10-units, 2-double units, 10-half pillars, 8-pillars, 4-double pillars, 6-columns, 4-Roman arches, 4-half circles, 2-small triangles, 4-do...

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Five Reasons Why Artists Prefer to Use Colored Pencils

A lot of artists like to decorate their work with color, and the media they use to apply it can vary greatly. Quite a few people like to tint their creations with crayons, or use brilliant markers. Other folks enjoy embellishing artwork with oil paints or watercolors, and many people like to use colored chalks and pastel sticks. There are also some who believe that colored pencils are the best materials for shading in artwork, and utilize no other materials. These folks have good reasons for favoring the sets of multi-hued writing utensils. Colored pencils have many excellent features that make them ideal for artists to use when they want to make and beautify drawings.

The pencils are easy to carry around, for example. Their delicate colored leads are sheathed in wooden or hard plastic wrappers, which can keep them from breaking into pieces during shipping. This gives the pencils an advantage over chalk and pastel sticks, which have to be secured in special boxes for transport. In these boxes, each piece is held, sometimes in its own individual slot, so they cannot get tossed about and become broken. Some coloring pencils are also mechanical and retractable, so their tips can be pulled back into the pencils' protective casings with the rest of their leads. Utilizing the mechanical kinds can prevents even the tiniest bits from being lost during transport. The retraction machination on a pencil may be spring-loaded or operated by manually rotating the sheath over the end, like on Crayola Twistable Colored Pencils.

Colored pencils create less of a mess during use than other supplies do. This is due, again, to the durable coverings they possess. These shells keep them from leaving smudges all over the users' hands and on other surfaces they accidentally come into contact with. Oil and acrylic paints, however, are easily smeared and can stain, requiring users to don short aprons or full-torso smocks. The paints will also have to be stored individually - each color must have its own container with impermeable sides - to prevent them from bleeding into one another. If those vessels leak when being moved, artists will find their paint chests oozing darkly tinted fluids. In the case of a drawing set of colored pencils, however, all the utensils of different hues can be tossed in one together.

When it comes to cost, the pencils are easily more affordable and available than many other supplies. They do not require special carrying containers, like chalks and charcoal pieces, so artists will not have to purchase these. They do not need specific applicators, like paints demand paintbrushes, so artists can use them right out of the package without having to buy any additional accessories to do so. Many kinds of pencils, such as Prisma Colored Pencils, are usually cheaper than finely pointed drawing pens, too. Almost every store carries some brand of drawing pencils. They can be found in all dry goods stores that have a department featuring art supplies for use in offices and schools, and even some grocery stores.

Many fans of the utensils believe that the pencils are more forgiving than some other colorful agents. Markers and paints immediately stain soft canvas and paper, and trying to cover the brightly hued mistakes over can be very difficult. Charcoal pieces do not have the problem of clashing colors, and their lines are supposed to be erasable, however, they tend to smudge during the removal process. These smudges can be hard to get rid of entirely, and some artists can damage their drawing paper when they try to get rid of them. Color erase pencils have erasers specially designed to remove the marks they leave behind. When mistakes are made, they can quickly be removed, so drawings can continue without the creator having to make drastic changes. There are lots of brands which make utensils that come with erasers. Crayola Erasable Colored Pencils is one of the more popular brands in the marketplace today.

Lots of folks prefer to draw with colored pencils because they are capable of producing a wider range of effects than other media. For instance, their points can be sharpened, so that the markings are extremely light, which is helpful for making preliminary sketches and shading. When the tips get dull, the lines become thicker and darker, and can be used for outlining shapes or coloring in figures. The marks left by some pencils, like Prismacolor Watercolor Pencils, can be transformed with hydration. An artist can use the instruments like regular colored pencils, and draw a picture. Once it is finished, it can be gone over with a wet paintbrush, and the markings will smear slightly and grow brighter. This will create the illusion that the drawing is a watercolor painting and not an illustration at all. Many artists actually prefer using the pencil method when it comes to doing this kind of painting, because the pencils' points can make fine details that will remain after they have been dampened. These tiny features would be almost impossible to make with paints, even when the smallest brush available.

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