Saturday, March 8, 2008

Coloring Technique

I love my Prisma Water Color Pencils but don't always want the watercolor look, so I decided to buy the regular Prisma Pencils and some baby oil to blend them with. I wanted to do a very simple card to focus on coloring with them and am happy with how this one turned out. I think it's really pretty even though there are no layers or any other embellishments. I really like the regular Prisma's too and now have more of choice in the type of look or feel I am going for.

**As a note** I tried the Gamsol (odorless mineral spirits) for the blending and though they say odorless there was still a definte odor to me, and when I read the warning label on the bottle it said that it is a very toxic substance that with prolonged use has been verifed of causing permanent nerve and brain damage. So, even though using the small amount it takes to blend the Prisma's, the health concerns it poses just aren't worth the risk to me. And more than that, in the hour or so I was experiementing I got a slight headache. I also found the baby oil to blend just as well.


Ink: Black Stazon, Onyx Black VersaFine

Stamps: Fancy Pants, PTI (Everyday Blessings)

Prisma Color Pencils and baby oil used with tortillons


In Em's Closet ~ The Closet Crafter said...

I am unsure I could ever do that. lol

Lauren said...

OOOOH! I love that card! It's beautiful. As for the other bedspread, I still have it, and am planning on hanging on to it for more options. I found the new quilt at Target for way cheap, so I had to snap it. Love ya lots!

Mary said...

Very pretty! Good to know you can use baby oil instead of OMS to blend colored pencils--I'm going to have to try it.

Niki Estes said...

Great card, Leah! I got a headache with oms, too, and have the same concerns using it.

susy said...

The card is gorgoeus, like the idea of baby oil so much better than oms. Which of the fancy pants
stamps is that, it's lovely.

Donelda said...

This is beautiful. You certainly didn't need to add any other embellishments -- a stunning one layer card, which in my opinion is a very difficult thing to do. Thanks for sharing.

mommaladystamper said...

I love the way your blending came out. What a beautiful stamp to do that on and BTW, I love the card. Alice