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Old 05-31-2009, 03:38 AM   #681
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WOw, that pear looks AWESOME!!!
What did you use to adhere the microbeads?
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Here is a detail of a card I haven't posted yet - I just used pencils on this, no OMS. There are Burgundy Shimmerz on the heart, but it doesn't show in the picture.
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Here is a detail of a card I haven't posted yet - I just used pencils on this, no OMS. There are Burgundy Shimmerz on the heart, but it doesn't show in the picture.
That is super cute! I love the cross-hatching around the edges for your shadowing. I like that much better than blending with the OMS for a shadow. Thanks so much for sharing.
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WOw, that pear looks AWESOME!!!
What did you use to adhere the microbeads?
Terrifically Tacky Tape. I bought the 1-1/16" wide. Once you peel off the red rind, the tape is completely clear and the beads really adhere to it.
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Oh Dini - that is fabulous!! love the way you colored around the image to make her pop!

Are you working with a fine point or a dull point on your pencil?

What about pressure too?

I've been trying to be really conscious of the pressure I'm using lately.
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Terrifically Tacky Tape. I bought the 1-1/16" wide. Once you peel off the red rind, the tape is completely clear and the beads really adhere to it.
Speaking of red rind...Gotta share this with someone and here's my opportunity. This week at the grocery store my dad bought some bologna, and was irritated to find out that it's the old fashioned kind with the red rind that you have to peel off each slice! He discovered this yesterday when he was making himself a sandwich. I was cracking up!
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[QUOTE=MrHambo;14221216]Wow..I can imagine the headaches. Glad you got the OMS and glad you found this thread..some very helpful stuff here.


I may give the gamsol a try when I run out of the Mona Lisa. I saw someone post earlier that they felt it blended easier. I'm always willing to try new things
I must say your coloring is amazing (I saw the plumber guy one where you used orange as a base color and layered with blues). I would love to be able to learn to use that type of style/technique with my stamping. I also loved how you colored the background...if I remember right, it was sort of a brick type with pipes and was done in some light greens. Beautiful.
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Pressure...I go back and forth, sometimes heavy pressure, sometimes light. Depends if I'm using OMS or not. My friend Jacki says you should color as if you are 'tickling the paper' - I probably don't do that too often.

I use a duller pencil first, blend with OMS, add more color in layers,then go back in with a sharper pencil to get up against the edges and add details. Here's another new Impression Obsession image...

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Pressure...I go back and forth, sometimes heavy pressure, sometimes light. Depends if I'm using OMS or not. My friend Jacki says you should color as if you are 'tickling the paper' - I probably don't do that too often.

I use a duller pencil first, blend with OMS, add more color in layers,then go back in with a sharper pencil to get up against the edges and add details. Here's another new Impression Obsession image...

Oh MAN...I want to color like you do! How did you do the sky? I know, I know....practice,practice and more practice.
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I may give the gamsol a try when I run out of the Mona Lisa. I saw someone post earlier that they felt it blended easier. I'm always willing to try new things
I'm pretty sure Gamsol and Mona Lisa Oderless Mineral Spirits are pretty much the same thing just different brands, I use Grumbacher OMS when I do use some. Thanks for the compliment on the Plumber card!

Wonderful coloring Dini on the Noah's Ark. I love the sky too...what colors did you use?
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Dini your creations are spectacular.....that's how I want to color when I grow up! Giggle! Thanks for the tips!!
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Here is a quick tute on the clouds - http://mamadinis.blogspot.com/2007/0...se-clouds.html - I used Colorbox Sky Blue chalk ink on this one.
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They are absolutely beautiful...thanks for sharing!
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I have to toot my own horn here.....I just posted 13 cards to my gallery that I have been working on for over a week......not because I am slow but, because I have so much going on in my life!!

I hope you will check them out and let me know what you think. Thanks!!
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I hope you will check them out and let me know what you think. Thanks!!
Love them all, great job on the coloring and shading! Do you make your own little flowers? They look awesome!
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Hey everyone.
I finally got an actual card finished. I have been coloring these little Ketto stamps with my prismas. I have about five colored, but it seems I never make a card with them. Well I did yesterday!!!!!
Here is the link
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It seems it didnt get any comments, so Im not sure if it isnt very good?

Anyway, how do you go about choosing what new colors to buy? I have a few of each color, but now I would like to start moving into all the shades. I have some off brand colors that I throw in when neccesary.
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I hope you will check them out and let me know what you think. Thanks!!
Oh I know what you mean! I've done tons of cards lately, but I'm doing good to get them up on my blog. I haven't posted any here or in the gallery in just ages!

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I hope you will check them out and let me know what you think. Thanks!!
Very cute lot, especially like the one colored on the kraft paper.
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Beautiful card & great tutorial! Thanks for sharing both!
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Here is one of my colored pears, blinged up with clear microbeads! They look like miniature mosaics. (It looks better IRL of course.)

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Absolutely gorgeous!
Oh wow! You're talking to me. Many thanks!

Here's something I completed last night.

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beautiful cards, amazing coloring
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Thanks for posting this! Great technique. I might try it with the scallop as a guide and try to use Prismacolors to color it.

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I hope you will check them out and let me know what you think. Thanks!!
Nice coloring on all of your cards! The baby oil seems to agree with you.

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Anyway, how do you go about choosing what new colors to buy? I have a few of each color, but now I would like to start moving into all the shades. I have some off brand colors that I throw in when neccesary.
Very nice card. I can understand coloring something and not making cards with them. That's the fun part. Luckily for me my wife will use my colored images and make the cards. She has a much better eye for design than I do anyway. I haven't bought any new colors in a long time...just replenishing colors I like.
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I still haven't had the courage to use my Prisma pencils. I finally got the mineral spirits I needed but still chicken. Any excuse works! Now I need a dispenser for the mineral spirts. Enough about my lack of courage, for now I'm puzzled about using the pencils. If I wasn't having a senior moment, I think I have seen "baby oil" used in reference to using Prisma pencils. Was I wrong?
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I still haven't had the courage to use my Prisma pencils. I finally got the mineral spirits I needed but still chicken. Any excuse works! Now I need a dispenser for the mineral spirits. Enough about my lack of courage, for now I'm puzzled about using the pencils. If I wasn't having a senior moment, I think I have seen "baby oil" used in reference to using Prisma pencils. Was I wrong?
I haven't used baby oil..well for coloring...but others swear by it. Just start practicing with the pencils..couldn't hurt to try. Saw your blog. Did you ever find the digitals? Here's a free one HERE if you want to take a look at it. I'm thinking about putting up another one in the next few days.
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Thanks for the free digi. Too cute! I love cats. No, never found them on my computer. It's very strange since things are missing in various files that I copied and saved from the internet. Go figure! Liz at Pink Petticoat sent me the ones I had bought from her. Renae at Two Scoops Rice sent me her 2 missing digitals.

I really do need to just jump in and try the pencils. =)
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wow.wow.wow.

ya'll have been busy around here! great tutorial!! LOTS of lovely, wonderful cards in the gallery! thanks so much for sharing them!!
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Yes I do. Can you crochet? If so, go to the thread 'Crocheting your own Fleurettes' on page 4 post #159 you will find some directions.

Thanks for the nice compliment!
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Yes I do. Can you crochet? If so, go to the thread 'Crocheting your own Fleurettes' on page 4 post #159 you will find some directions.

Thanks for the nice compliment!
No thats one thing I havent been able to do..I wish I could those would be great to add to cards!!
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Hello everyone - thanks for this great informative thread!

I am a total newbie to this colouring method. I have just bought some Koh-I-Noor pencils, stumps and Sansodor (OMS). I am in the UK so have gone for what is readily available to me here. I have had a go and really like the technique but realise I have a long way to go. I know I can only get better with practice.

I already felt that 24 Koh-I-Noors wasn't enough colours so I have splurged on a 72 Derwent Coloursoft pencil set. I took the advice given here of going for the largest set you can LOL!

On Friday I am leaving home for 2 weeks to house sit while some friends are away on holiday. I've been concerned about no crafting for 2 weeks! So I've decided to stamp loads of images and am going to take my pencils etc with me so I can get lots of practice. When I'm not sitting reading in the gorgeous huge garden or relaxing in the jacuzzi that is!

I will have internet access while I'm away so will be checking into this thread so I just wanted to say - keep posting the beautiful cards and great ideas. It is so inspiring and useful!
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V - I have a question for you about the Zest It please. I am definitely going to buy some as the Sansodor is low odour not odourless - and low odour is a relative term I think LOL!

I've just been to look at the product range and they have a dropper spout bottle available. Is that what you use? I'm wondering exactly how I would use the dropper spout. Presumably I would have to dropper some Zest It out onto or into something. Any advice welcome, thanks!
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I still haven't had the courage to use my Prisma pencils. I finally got the mineral spirits I needed but still chicken. Any excuse works! Now I need a dispenser for the mineral spirts. Enough about my lack of courage, for now I'm puzzled about using the pencils. If I wasn't having a senior moment, I think I have seen "baby oil" used in reference to using Prisma pencils. Was I wrong?
After reading other SCS posts about using baby oil for blending, I tried it. The first time, I was dipping the stumps directly into the oil, which was picking up too much and leaving an oily residue on the cardstock. Someone had posted about saturating small squares of felt with the oil, and then touching your stumps to the felt. That method worked well and there was no oily residue on the cardstock.

These are before and after scans of a sugar glider, with the colors blocked in and then blended with baby oil.



I've also used Gamsol for blending, but I like the idea that baby oil is a non-toxic alternative. If you are interested, there's more info in this blog post: http://www.angelslanding.com/wordpre...ore-and-after/
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I've just been to look at the product range and they have a dropper spout bottle available. Is that what you use? I'm wondering exactly how I would use the dropper spout. Presumably I would have to dropper some Zest It out onto or into something. Any advice welcome, thanks!
I did not buy the dropper spout, although it could have been very useful. I bought the 250 ml bottle. Since I was shipping to the US, I wanted to get my money's worth out of the shipping charges, so I bought the largest bottle I could afford. The dropper top could be used with the stumps, just drip a smidge onto the tip and then blend.

Initially, I did what I had done with the baby oil. I put a piece of 100% cotton quilt batting into a small baby food jar and saturated it. Just press the stump against it until some is absorbed.

I got a solvent pump for Mom's day. I love it. It was definitely a worthwhile upgrade. I just push down on the top and the Zest-it is dispensed into the dish at the top, allowing me to touch the tip of my stump to the liquid and absorb the perfect amount for blending. The liquid slowly drains back down into the can, eliminating waste.

I will say, overall, the Zest-it is considerably more odor free than any of the OMS I looked at. It has just a faint orange scent to it, like you've peeled an orange recently. Very pleasant.

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Thanks so much for your help V. I've ordered the Zest It and have gone for a dropper top. It sounds like it smells much nicer than the Sansodor does! Hmmm, I might have to think about a solvent pump too.
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Hey Dina, I tried your cloud technique with Prismacolors. Here's the card. I referenced your blog on our blog if that's cool?
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Mr. Hambo - left you some love on the blog! Great tutorial!! Thanks for doing that! I think the clouds (along w/ everything else) came out fabulous!
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Mr. Hambo - left you some love on the blog! Great tutorial!! Thanks for doing that! I think the clouds (along w/ everything else) came out fabulous!
Thanks Maria..I can use all the love I can get..lol. Thanks for checking it out!

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Hey Dina, I tried your cloud technique with Prismacolors. Here's the card. I referenced your blog on our blog if that's cool?
Love the image and the tutorial!! Fantastic!
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