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I've seen various things used as solvents mentioned on FB pages and I've seen videos, so I decided to do some research on what people are using for solvents. I tested baby oil (mineral oil), vaseline (petroleum jelly) and odorless mineral spirits.

Basic Copyright Information

The minute a photographer takes a picture, it is copyrighted by them. The absence of a copyright notice on a photo does not mean copyright doesn't apply or that there isn't one.


Many color pencil artists choose to seal their work with a fixative, also known as a sealant.