Basic Consumables, Continued
Erasing shields protect areas of a drawing that you do not want to erase.
They are made of a light gauge, spring metal with numerous openings in
variegated shapes and sizes.
Figure 2-73 shows an erasing shield.
Figure 2-73. Erasing shield.
Stumps and tortillons blend pencil, charcoal, pastels, and crayons together in
a drawing. They are made of kraft paper twisted tightly into blunt and
pointed ends. When they are dirty, throw them away and get a clean one.
Figure 2-74 shows stumps and tortillons.
Figure 2-74. Stumps
Use a cutting mat to cut out items with a blade. They are self-sealing and
stabilize the blade during cutting. Keep the cutting mat clean and remove the
wax or adhesive buildup often.
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