Good morning paper crafters! How was your weekend?? I had a great weekend because my friend Robin came over on saturday for some crafty time. This card was designed for this week's challenge over at SpeedyTV #3 (2012) to use pencils ONLY. So I thought I would share a Prismacolor Pencil tutorial. I know a lot cardmakers out there are using Copics, but I think there are probably some using Prismacolor Pencils as well. Below you will find some photo's show you how I colored the images before I began blending with the oderless mineral spirits and the after. The top row of each image is an example of using darker shading around the edges. It's really just a matter of practice. If you need to review the basic's then you may find my article HERE helpful. It reviews all the tools / bascic information and links.
The colors I used are Koh-i-nor pencil #14 and Prismacolor pencil #1030 for the pinks. On the samples below I used #1005 for the green and on the card sample I used #908.
When selecting colors to combine, I use a color chart. Below is an example of mine that I created using Microsoft Excel. I left room to add more colors if needed.
I begin blending from the darker area's to the lighter with the oderless mineral spirits, pulling the darker color toward the lighter. If the image is big enough, I actually turn the nib over on its side a little. And I blend in circular motions.
If your nib gets too much color on the end of it, it may not blend as well. At that point I switch to a clean nib. After the old nib has dried a little, you can sand the color off.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Stamps : Mark's Finest Papers "Floral Tea"
Patterned Paper : My Mind's Eye Lost and Found Two Blush "Sweet" Bouquet
Die : Spellbinders "Fancy Tags Two"
Roses : Wild Orchids
Lace and Pearls : Hobby Lobby
Ribbon : Offray
You can view all of my Tea / Teacup related projects HERE
You can view more Prismacolor Pencil Tutorials HERE.
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