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The Gahlali Key - Tomb Raider Legend Pin Replica by Amanda-Lara1996 The Gahlali Key - Tomb Raider Legend Pin Replica :iconamanda-lara1996:Amanda-Lara1996 6 0 Sam Drake - Uncharted 4 study by Amanda-Lara1996 Sam Drake - Uncharted 4 study :iconamanda-lara1996:Amanda-Lara1996 1 0 Poison Ivy by Amanda-Lara1996 Poison Ivy :iconamanda-lara1996:Amanda-Lara1996 0 0 When We Were Young - Young Sam Drake - Uncharted 4 by Amanda-Lara1996 When We Were Young - Young Sam Drake - Uncharted 4 :iconamanda-lara1996:Amanda-Lara1996 1 0 Dance Forever Under the Lights - Sam Drake by Amanda-Lara1996 Dance Forever Under the Lights - Sam Drake :iconamanda-lara1996:Amanda-Lara1996 9 0 Shipwrecked Maiden by Amanda-Lara1996 Shipwrecked Maiden :iconamanda-lara1996:Amanda-Lara1996 3 1 Life is Strange - Chloe and Max by Amanda-Lara1996 Life is Strange - Chloe and Max :iconamanda-lara1996:Amanda-Lara1996 12 0 The Last of Us Part II - Seattle by Amanda-Lara1996 The Last of Us Part II - Seattle :iconamanda-lara1996:Amanda-Lara1996 15 0 Sic - Parvis - Magna by Amanda-Lara1996 Sic - Parvis - Magna :iconamanda-lara1996:Amanda-Lara1996 1 0 Lara Croft by Amanda-Lara1996 Lara Croft :iconamanda-lara1996:Amanda-Lara1996 8 0 The Last of Us - Wip Ink sketch by Amanda-Lara1996 The Last of Us - Wip Ink sketch :iconamanda-lara1996:Amanda-Lara1996 4 0 Heaven's In Your Eyes by Amanda-Lara1996 Heaven's In Your Eyes :iconamanda-lara1996:Amanda-Lara1996 7 1 Tree Raider - Tomb Raider II inspired lineart by Amanda-Lara1996 Tree Raider - Tomb Raider II inspired lineart :iconamanda-lara1996:Amanda-Lara1996 5 0 Miniature Polymer Clay Pumpkin Pie Charm Necklace by Amanda-Lara1996 Miniature Polymer Clay Pumpkin Pie Charm Necklace :iconamanda-lara1996:Amanda-Lara1996 5 0 Survivor Reborn - Lara Croft - Tomb Raider by Amanda-Lara1996 Survivor Reborn - Lara Croft - Tomb Raider :iconamanda-lara1996:Amanda-Lara1996 74 13 Never Let Go by Amanda-Lara1996 Never Let Go :iconamanda-lara1996:Amanda-Lara1996 4 0

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Max Caulfield of Life is Strange by littlestlightshop Max Caulfield of Life is Strange :iconlittlestlightshop:littlestlightshop 11 2 Diamond in the Rough by littlestlightshop Diamond in the Rough :iconlittlestlightshop:littlestlightshop 9 2 Sam Drake | Uncharted 4 by bebernadotte Sam Drake | Uncharted 4 :iconbebernadotte:bebernadotte 23 2 Uncharted 4 | Nathan Drake by bebernadotte Uncharted 4 | Nathan Drake :iconbebernadotte:bebernadotte 14 1 Sketch Jakeg Gyllenhaal | Prisoners by bebernadotte Sketch Jakeg Gyllenhaal | Prisoners :iconbebernadotte:bebernadotte 13 0 Sam Drake part 3 by bebernadotte Sam Drake part 3 :iconbebernadotte:bebernadotte 13 0 Rafe Adler | Uncharted 4 by bebernadotte Rafe Adler | Uncharted 4 :iconbebernadotte:bebernadotte 36 9 Rafe Adler | Uncharted 4 by bebernadotte Rafe Adler | Uncharted 4 :iconbebernadotte:bebernadotte 30 7 Chloe Frazer Pallet Meme by missxdelaney Chloe Frazer Pallet Meme :iconmissxdelaney:missxdelaney 72 2 Sam Morgan by missxdelaney Sam Morgan :iconmissxdelaney:missxdelaney 37 8 Sam Drake by missxdelaney Sam Drake :iconmissxdelaney:missxdelaney 52 6 Sam Drake by missxdelaney Sam Drake :iconmissxdelaney:missxdelaney 54 7 Cassie Drake by missxdelaney Cassie Drake :iconmissxdelaney:missxdelaney 190 15 More Uncharted scribbles by missxdelaney More Uncharted scribbles :iconmissxdelaney:missxdelaney 109 6 Grandpa Sully by missxdelaney Grandpa Sully :iconmissxdelaney:missxdelaney 101 12 89 Sam Morgan by missxdelaney 89 Sam Morgan :iconmissxdelaney:missxdelaney 77 11

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So you just bought a new pencil, right? Or maybe you bought a whole box, but every time you sharpen them, the lead breaks and crumbles, leaving you insanely frustrated and ready to give up on everything. Do not fear - this is not your fault. When the pencils are shipped, they easily break and are easily affected by fluctuating temperatures in the shipping truck. 

Unfortunately, that means there's a 50/50 chance of you getting a pencil off the Hobby Lobby shelf that isn't broken. In this guide, I'll go over ways to help avoid pencils with damaged cores before purchasing, as well as details on the reason you came here - the title: Should you microwave your Prismacolors to repair them?

When you buy a boxed-set of these pencils, there's really no telling what you're going to get. They're packed in cozy plastic trays to minimize their movement in the box during shipping, but there's always the chance that someone dropped the box before it gets to you, and that can cause a whole world of hurt. If you are purchasing your colors individually from an outlet like Hobby Lobby where they are all displayed in small boxes on a shelf, here's a tip to help you lower the 50/50 chance to more of a 30/50. 

Look to the opposite end of the pencil you've picked (opposite to where you'd sharpen it. The colored core should be perfectly centered, and the wood surrounding it should not be two halves of different colors. These factors don't guarantee a perfect pencil, but the chances of you getting one that didn't have a manufacturing error are less when using these guides. I consider it a basic rule of thumb. 

Now, onto the microwaving.

I had never tried this until this morning, but had heard of it. I did some brief research and found that 20 seconds worked, though in hindsight I probably should have thought that over more. If you put a stick of butter in the microwave for longer than 15 seconds, it starts popping and hissing up a storm... So for whatever reason I thought microwaving wood and wax for twenty seconds was a good idea...

First and foremost - if you must do this to repair your pencil, I advise doing it very sparingly, and keep an eye on it the entire time. I put mine on a plate, and after five seconds, it sparked as the foil square with the color number on it burned off. Ten seconds later, there was a flash of flames inside and I yanked that sucker out. It caused the wood to split up the side, but I squeezed it together until it cooled down, and scraped off the ashes where it had burned. 

I believe it'd be much more successful and stressless to place them in the oven at a really low temperature. It may take longer, but at least you're not at risk of burning down your home. I don't think it'd cause any of the aforementioned problems that way. Just be extremely careful when testing this 'hack'. I would not recommend it, to be completely honest. You might have better luck leaving them in a sunny windowsill or running a hairdryer over them from a distance, or the oven trick. The microwave definitely isn't a safe route, especially if after ten seconds it looks like the Fourth of July in your microwave.

I hope this helps anyone who's been experiencing similar problems. 

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The Gahlali Key - Tomb Raider Legend Pin Replica
Handmade replica of Amelia's pendant from Tomb Raider Legend. It is the last piece needed to forge the Excalibur and defeat the unknown entity and unlock the path to Avalon where Lara hopes to find her mother. 

- It is sculpted from Sculpey polymer clay with painted details
- Features a pin back to be work as a pendant. 

These are currently available for sale in my Etsy shop: www.etsy.com/listing/577128709…
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Poison Ivy
My goal for September is to practice my digital art skills once a day with a mini expressive portrait to experiment with blending and color use. 
Although I've been doing them since the beginning of Sep, I'm gonna go ahead and title this one #1 
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AndyRidae Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2018
Thanks for the fav :)
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Hunden73 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2018
Welcome to WantMoreWatchers :wave:
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Coqkie Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2018
Thank you for :+fav:! :blowkiss:
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Lulusza Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks for the fav~ ^^
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phobia1996 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the favorite!
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Amanda-Lara1996 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem! I really like your art, keep up the awesome work! :D 
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phobia1996 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I will, thanks :)
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Thegamer98 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016  Student Artist
thanks for the favorite.:) (Smile) 
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KiingCannibal Featured By Owner May 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the faves! :heart:
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Amanda-Lara1996 Featured By Owner May 10, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem! :) 
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