Has anyone had this problem? Prisma pencils


#21

Try freezing your pencils then sharpening


#22

Wow! I never heard of that. It just might work.


#23

Wow! Genius! :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


#24

I know I have bought those sandpaper pads from the art store for my daughter to sharpen her drawing pencils on, maybe you could get those. ■■■■ Blick and many other stores have them. They are like 98 cents. Worth a try.


#25

The new pencils I ordered do the same thing. I am using super glue to get a few more lines out of the tip before it breaks again :roll_eyes: Also i am trying the sandpaper which works well until
It comes time to sharpen and then the tip breaks off. Freezing the pencils was a good idea but doesn’t seem to help as these pencils are obviously shattered on the inside. I think I’m going to make my OWN Prisma pencils! Is that possible? Lol :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:


#26

Here’s what I’m working on, it’s taking about 10 pencils to get the first layer…


#27

this happened to me the other day with a couple of pencils I purchased recently from the UK…I was so angry! These pencils weren’t cheap.


#28

wow…that is beautiful…but a very expensive paint job!


#29

Lol! Thank you!!


#30

What sharpener do you use???


#31

I use the prismacolor pencil sharpener, and also a little silver one that was recommended from someone who works at hobby lobby.


#32

I’ve ordered from ■■■■ Blick and wasn’t impressed with how they packed my fine tip paint brush. It had bubble wrap on it and the point was ruined. Also, the Gamsol I ordered came in a leaking container. Not sure they pack things all that well.


#33

I was asking because I use the one from my husband’s Prisma pencil set. (little metal sharpener)

His set is over 10 years old and some of the colors are fine.


#34

Right! Leaking gamsol? That’s not good. The shipping from Jerrys art o Rama was much better and actually, to my joy of joys, I found a pencil after a few tries that wasn’t shattered! And I could actually use it. It was great :smile:


#35

Wow! And the sharpener still sharpens ?


#36

Glad you found a good pencil!

I ordered stuff from Jerry’s twice and everything was packed really well.


#37

Just scratch the metal foil off the side and throw it in the microwave for fifteen seconds, or leave it under sunshine or a heatlamp for a long time. Oftentimes the wax is broken on the inside and this is fixed by simply heating it!


#38

This could be genius. :flushed:


#39

I think I might’ve learned that hack here honestly, but we do it at school to and it’s great! Also prismacolor scholar pencils are harder to break but I have no idea how they’ll work on a baby but they work identical in paper to regular ones!


#40

Thanks for the info :blush: