And then there is this wonderful new eraser. When I first heard of a battery eraser years ago when I read about how Sheila Waters had used it in her alphabet roundel, I thought it sounded weird. Why can’t you just rub the ordinary way?
Well, here’s why: It has a tiny eraser, about 3mm in diameter and you hold it still and it only rubs out where you are holding it – without smearing.Actually when I tried rubbing while using it, it did smear, so keep it in one place. It’s great for fine-detail painting and having used it I would now say it’s essential.
We even managed to get carbon-traced letters off a gesso-surface with it. And its not expensive and you can buy refills. Moreover, it will fit into a Christmas cracker.