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Old 06-24-2009, 12:05 PM   #881
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Do you already know about the tutorial on the House Mouse website? Ellen Jareckie lists a few Prismacolor numbers here: http://www.house-mouse.com/php/howtocolor.php

Each mouse is colored differently (such a clever idea!). The guide is on the Meet The Mice page: http://www.house-mouse.com/php/amanda.php
I've been looking at those, the only problem is that the tutorial only goes over the colors for Monica (but it's a great tutorial!) and meet the mice doesn't give specific colors-and I was hoping to take the easy way out and just have someone give me the answers . . .

I love them all, they're so cute!
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I've had my set of Prisma's for TWENTY years!!! I bought them when I was in high school. Can you believe I still have them? Most are still in great condition. I have a few that need to be replaced.
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I've been looking at those, the only problem is that the tutorial only goes over the colors for Monica (but it's a great tutorial!) and meet the mice doesn't give specific colors-and I was hoping to take the easy way out and just have someone give me the answers . . .

I love them all, they're so cute!
I can't help you. I just color them however I want without worrying about their "official" colors.

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I've had my set of Prisma's for TWENTY years!!! I bought them when I was in high school. Can you believe I still have them? Most are still in great condition. I have a few that need to be replaced.

that is amazing! btw i have my twenty year class reunion this year....we must have graduated at the same time!LOL
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Yep, class of 1990 here!
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Another 1990 high school graduate here! I cannot believe that it has been almost 20 years. Times flies!
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Another 1990 high school graduate here! I cannot believe that it has been almost 20 years. Times flies!
Another 1990 high school graduate here too! I didnt realize it had been 20 years!!!!!!!!!!! WOW how time flies...
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I've had my set of Prisma's for TWENTY years!!! I bought them when I was in high school. Can you believe I still have them? Most are still in great condition. I have a few that need to be replaced.

I graduated in 1985 and I have had my set since high school. I have had to replace a few but still have quite a few of my original set. I guess that makes most of my set is 24 years old !! Now you are making me feel old.
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I graduated in 1985 and I have had my set since high school. I have had to replace a few but still have quite a few of my original set. I guess that makes most of my set is 24 years old !! Now you are making me feel old.
I'm falling between here...1987, however, my pencil set is only 5 months old.

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Looks like there are a few of us that are 29 years old, just like me!
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I graduated in 1976! But, I am 29 and holding!!
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Nah, I'm old. I'm totally counting each and every birthday. The people who live the longest have the most, after all!

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Well....I graduated in 1972!!! To me age is just two numbers that happened to be put together and don't really mean a thing!! It is all in how you look at life and no, to don't even begin to feel like I'm 55!
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I like your thinking Craftymomto2. Now being only 38 (which I still consider young) - I really do feel that age is just a number.

But, I wanted to post b/c I FINALLY found pencil combos that I like for my faces and I wanted to share. I'm coloring a Magnolia write now, but probably won't finish it until tomorrow - so afterwards I'll post the finish product.

Thanks to Tim @ Hambo - I now start w/ cream PC914
w/o blending w/ gamsol, I add Light Peach PC927
Then I blend the two together.
Then for face shadows I add Rosey Beige PC1019 and
lastly for the cheeks I go for Blush Pink PC928

Just thought I'd share! Off to dinner. Have a nice night everyone
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This one was fun to color...working with textures, blending, and cross-hatching. Tim, I want to learn about starting with a complementary base color - can you explain the theory of that?
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This one was fun to color...working with textures, blending, and cross-hatching. Tim, I want to learn about starting with a complementary base color - can you explain the theory of that?
Nice coloring! Check out this site... http://www.arlenesteinberg.com/ she wrote a/the book on complementary underpainting with colored pencil.


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Dini - that coloring is awesome! What a great stamp too! Who makes it?
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Thanks! It's by Serendipity Stamps.
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Hi there everyone, so I am totally new to all this and my best friend uses copic markers but she told me to go to Michaels and buy the prisma pencils and to check out this site. My question though reading this is what is gamesol? and what do i use to do the blending or do i just color over to get the darker or lighter effect? any help with this would be greatly apreciated. Thanks, Melinda (mother to a wonderful 13 yr old son and a beautiful 7 month old daughter)
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Hi there everyone, so I am totally new to all this and my best friend uses copic markers but she told me to go to Michaels and buy the prisma pencils and to check out this site. My question though reading this is what is gamesol? and what do i use to do the blending or do i just color over to get the darker or lighter effect? any help with this would be greatly apreciated. Thanks, Melinda (mother to a wonderful 13 yr old son and a beautiful 7 month old daughter)
Gamsol is a brand name for Oderless Mineral Spirits. Any brand will do. You can use blending stumps to move some color around. Hope this helps!
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Hi there everyone, so I am totally new to all this and my best friend uses copic markers but she told me to go to Michaels and buy the prisma pencils and to check out this site. My question though reading this is what is gamesol? and what do i use to do the blending or do i just color over to get the darker or lighter effect? any help with this would be greatly apreciated. Thanks, Melinda (mother to a wonderful 13 yr old son and a beautiful 7 month old daughter)
Melinda here is a great link to a video that shows you what to do. HTH!

http://stamptv.ning.com/video/colori...olored-pencils
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Great samples, everyone. I have a few that I have done recently although I still need a lot of practice. I tried one with OMS and two with baby oil.

I used OMS on this one: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...0&ppuser=77415

and baby oil for these: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...0&ppuser=77415
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I'm not sure which method I prefer and OMS doesn't seem to give me a headache so that's not an issue. What do you think?
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Awesome coloring!!! You've totally inspired me - I want to learn to color like you!
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Everyone's card are GREAT!! TFS!
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I tried another one with OMS after watching Gina K's tutorial that Jennifer posted. A light bulb went off- I was making it more complicated than it really is! I was trying to blend more than one color together instead of using one color and blending it out with the OMS and stump.

Here's my card: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...5791?nocache=1
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I tried another one with OMS after watching Gina K's tutorial that Jennifer posted. A light bulb went off- I was making it more complicated than it really is! I was trying to blend more than one color together instead of using one color and blending it out with the OMS and stump.

Here's my card: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...5791?nocache=1
Really like your card, you did a wonderful job on it!
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I tried another one with OMS after watching Gina K's tutorial that Jennifer posted. A light bulb went off- I was making it more complicated than it really is! I was trying to blend more than one color together instead of using one color and blending it out with the OMS and stump.

Here's my card: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...5791?nocache=1
Sherry you did a fabulous job! Love the coloring Glad the video helped you.
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I tried another one with OMS after watching Gina K's tutorial that Jennifer posted. A light bulb went off- I was making it more complicated than it really is! I was trying to blend more than one color together instead of using one color and blending it out with the OMS and stump.

Here's my card: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...5791?nocache=1
Very nice!
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Thank you for your nice comments! Now that I have figured out the pencils and realized it is much easier than I though- I don't see any reason to use anything else to color. I love what other stampers do with Copics but for the price vs. effect- I would say you get more bang for you buck with the pencils.
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You can pick up a small can of OMS at any hardware store. I don't use OMS with my colored pencils. I layer the colors one on top of another as colored pencil is a transparent medium you can actually lay light over dark. Make sure your initial layer is light. If you add too many layers of colored pencil you run the risk of getting "Wax Bloom" which if you do, you can rub it out with a soft cloth or use a workable fixitive such as Krylon spray to seal it and prevent it.
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Thank you for your nice comments! Now that I have figured out the pencils and realized it is much easier than I though- I don't see any reason to use anything else to color. I love what other stampers do with Copics but for the price vs. effect- I would say you get more bang for you buck with the pencils.
Oh definitely! I had a similar discussion with a friend of mine who adores her Copics. I told her that odds were excellent that I'd stick to my pencils even if I won the lottery and had money to spare. As it is, I'd much rather spend my limited funds on stamps than markers!

I really love the softer painted effect that I can get with my pencils. I've been experimenting with different papers lately and have been having a total blast. It's cool figuring out how the smoothness and tooth of different cardstocks affect everything from the base layer of color I lay down to how much solvent it takes to blend versus pencil on pencil, to the final results.

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The OMS from hardware stores is not the same as artist grade OMS. This quote from Gina K explains the difference:

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Artist grade OMS, (Gamsol, Gina K. Designs, Mona Lisa, etc...) is safer than hardware store OMS. It has a slower evaporation rate which puts less molecules in the air at a time.

It's meant to be used for crafting indoors. ...
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Oh definitely! I had a similar discussion with a friend of mine who adores her Copics. I told her that odds were excellent that I'd stick to my pencils even if I won the lottery and had money to spare. As it is, I'd much rather spend my limited funds on stamps than markers!

I really love the softer painted effect that I can get with my pencils. I've been experimenting with different papers lately and have been having a total blast. It's cool figuring out how the smoothness and tooth of different cardstocks affect everything from the base layer of color I lay down to how much solvent it takes to blend versus pencil on pencil, to the final results.

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I never thought I would try Copics either. However, curiosity got the best of me and I gave them a try. Now, I love both Copics and my Prismacolor pencils!

They give very different effects and I find I am one of those people who like to see if they can "handle" new things. Well, sort of handle , any way. LOL!

Both take a bit of practice in order to get used to them.

You never know. Some day you might want to give the copics a try. I'm sure you would do very well since your coloring is so great. They are quite an investment so I would try them out first, if possible, like at a class or a friend who has them.

I have also noticed that sometimes I sort of feel like a stamp really needs a particular coloring medium. Or maybe my "ability" is what is really determining what I choose to use! LOL!
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You never know. Some day you might want to give the copics a try. I'm sure you would do very well since your coloring is so great. They are quite an investment so I would try them out first, if possible, like at a class or a friend who has them.
Oh, I didn't say I hadn't tried them! I own a handful of them, and I can certainly see their appeal. I even tried the Bic Mark-Its as a cheaper alternative and discovered that markers of either sort aren't for me. I simply prefer my pencils and the results I get with them.

Part of that is that I've got an artist history. My mother is an artist and I took lots of art classes as a child. I think it makes me tend towards the more painted effect I can get with the pencils. I also have a great fondness for watercolors, although I haven't translated that over to my stamping. The bolder magna styling I get from using copics just doesn't appeal to me.

I can draw and paint reasonably well, I simply choose not to. Using stamps and digital images lets me play with the part that I love (paint/coloring) without having to bother with the part I can do (drawing) but my heart isn't in. I'm a lazy artist.

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Help!! I can't find OMS at Michaels!!! Any advice?
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Were you in the paint section? Brand name: Mona Lisa Odorless Paint Thinner. White bottle with a picture of the Mona Lisa on the front. Maybe call the store to ask before driving back out there (unless it's really close to you).
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Old 06-29-2009, 07:05 AM   #918
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YEs, I was in the paint section. I try fiding the MOna Lisa brand.
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Old 06-29-2009, 07:09 AM   #919
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YEs, I was in the paint section. I try fiding the MOna Lisa brand.
At my store they are on the lowest shelf.
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Old 06-29-2009, 07:10 AM   #920
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Yes, you have to look in the "real" artist section, with the Prismacolor pencils and things like that. You won't find it in the stamping or crafts sections.

Is it possible that Michaels carries another brand? The bottle should say Odorless Mineral Spirits, somewhere on the bottle, regardless of the brand, right?
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