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Old 11-06-2009, 01:17 PM   #1161
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Ok- I made a card- don't laugh...I like a challenge- probably not a beginner image...and, I did try the pink Complimentary undercoloring that you spoke about (Tim) and it really does look better than the non-pink image.
The sky and water -I water colored (with an Aquabrush and Blue ink)- I am not advanced enough for that with the pencils yet........
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Can you see the pink under the Gray in the raccoons face?
The colors I used are listed on my blog- that way I will have them for future reference. Thanks so much for all of the recommendations for colors made here- I will be more apt to try using my pencils now- in fact, I signed up for a class at a store next Tuesday.......

Thanks again everyone- love all of the tips and I hope to improve my skills with practice...

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I think you did a great job on the card!!!


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It does look great!! Very cool looking sky. Nice job.
Let us know how the classes go.

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Does anyone know what color pencil would correspond to cranberry? I just bought some lovely cranberry paper at Gina K and I want to color an image to match it. I have the large set of prismacolors but am having a hard time finding that color.

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Raspberry?
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No, raspberry is too light. Cranberry is much darker with more brown in it.

Maybe, there is no such corresponding pencil color.
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OK, I'm looking at her site, yep - that is way darker than I was imagining. What about black raspberry, do you have that one?
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Does anyone know what color pencil would correspond to cranberry? I just bought some lovely cranberry paper at Gina K and I want to color an image to match it. I have the large set of prismacolors but am having a hard time finding that color.

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I don't think one color would do it. If it were me I would try a layer of Tuscan red with Chocolate over it. Might have to throw in some Sienna Brown. Good luck and let us know what you came up with.

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I found a set at HL on clearance for less that $11. I was excited because I wouldn't have know to grab them without this thread.
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Is there a color chart arranged in color values- like the Copic one???

Again, thanks for all of the recommendations from everyone. I went to the library, and got the book Masterful Color Vibrant Colored Pencil Paintings Layer by layer by Arlene Steinberg. The first assignment I am working on is making my own color wheel with the 12 basic colors- this will be a good learning too for me. Next, she has some images in the book, and gives the colors she uses in her samples- this will be a great workout!

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Is there a color chart arranged in color values- like the Copic one???
I have one I made that groups the colors together. It's not entirely accurate for color value, though. I tweaked it several times, but I know a couple of the colors are still out of place. It works well for me. I have it in excel format, so it's easy to rearrange to your own liking. PM me your email address and I'll send it to you.

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Subbing in....I FINALLY cracked open my box of Prismacolors and I'm hooked....but need some help on making the colored images look better
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How do you use a blender pencil? I have a prismacolor one
and have tried using it on its own to blend other
prismacolors but I don't see it doing a thing. What am I
doing wrong,or maybe the question is what am I not doing.
I use baby oil gel to blend and I thought the blender
would replace the oil but work the same way, but doesn't.???

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Try reading over my tutorial:

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I have used this to teach several coloring classes at my LSS.

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re: cuttlebugfan - I agree. I tried using my blender pencil too and couldn't see any blending at all. went back to the gamsol.
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I have used the blender pencils and I'm not a big fan of it. I think I am used to seeing the pencil colors brighten up as you blend them with gamsol (or baby oil). I only use it for places that my blending stump cannot get to, like super small details.
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I have used the blender pencils and I'm not a big fan of it. I think I am used to seeing the pencil colors brighten up as you blend them with gamsol (or baby oil). I only use it for places that my blending stump cannot get to, like super small details.
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I have used this to teach several coloring classes at my LSS.

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Phew! That's what I've been doing....well, did on the ONE card I used the pencils on That card is posted on my blog today if anyone cares to look. Hoping to find time when I get home today to play around with them on another image. Thanks for the guidance!
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Phew! That's what I've been doing....well, did on the ONE card I used the pencils on That card is posted on my blog today if anyone cares to look. Hoping to find time when I get home today to play around with them on another image. Thanks for the guidance!
I left you a comment on your blog! Great job coloring!
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I have used this to teach several coloring classes at my LSS.

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Diane, this was a big lightbulb to me! I have been coloring everything first and THEN blending. Like you said, it seems like the color doesn't move much, so I basically color it exactly the way I want it and just touch the OMS to it...Now I see that I should blend the base color first and THEN add the shading and pull it into the base...
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Diane, this was a big lightbulb to me! I have been coloring everything first and THEN blending. Like you said, it seems like the color doesn't move much, so I basically color it exactly the way I want it and just touch the OMS to it...Now I see that I should blend the base color first and THEN add the shading and pull it into the base...
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I recently purchase some Prismacolor pencils as a gift for my nephew and wanted to offer him a blending option that didn't include gamsol or a blending pencil (which doesn't work for me either and I've been using Prismas for years). The clerk at the art store where I made my purchase said a Prismacolor colorless blender marker could also be used to blend pencils. She then demonstrated with a couple of pencils and a blender marker. It worked! Now there's one more option for blending that is as neat as a pencil and as effective as gamsol and stumps.
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I recently purchase some Prismacolor pencils as a gift for my nephew and wanted to offer him a blending option that didn't include gamsol or a blending pencil (which doesn't work for me either and I've been using Prismas for years). The clerk at the art store where I made my purchase said a Prismacolor colorless blender marker could also be used to blend pencils. She then demonstrated with a couple of pencils and a blender marker. It worked! Now there's one more option for blending that is as neat as a pencil and as effective as gamsol and stumps.
ooooh oooh that sounds awesome! I wonder if the Copic one works too (it's refillable, and my Prisma one is already dry)....
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The Copic blender pen works too! That is a great option for those who travel with their pencils as well.
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Hi everyone! Just subscribing to this TERRIFIC thread!
Thanks to all of you who have now given me enough tips, techniques, purchasing advise, etc. to help me advance light years beyond what I could do if left on my own!
I started with Prismacolors and OMS a couple of years ago, but am far from great at it. The postings here will really help!
When I get up my nerve I may make a little gallery or post some work. Well, off to my day job - at least it pays for my hobby (or should I say addiction?!)
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Oooh, I was just on the Dick Blick web site. Check this out for storing your Prisma Premiers! Is this cool or what?

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http://cdn.dickblick.com/items/220/4...9609-2ww-m.jpg
Is the box available without the pencils? I've only seen them in boxed sets.

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I agree. I did this and even had a $10 rebate hanging right next to the pencils on display. This was a year ago though. But if you are patient and wait for right deal and right time.. you can get a deal at Michael's. I couldn't turn down $55 for 120 pencils.

I would like to thank cvansluys aka Cindy for sending me to this link and giving me some advice on my first 'real' prismacolor Thanksgiving card. It is at my site if you any of you would like to give me constructive criticism. I won't take it personal. I am asking to learn. Cindy is being terrific with answering my questions. She has the most gorgeous cornucopia..I hope she doesn't mind me sharing:

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...&ppuser=187303

Simply beautiful. I like Diane's work as well. I am going to spend some time there looking around as well as Timbo's site. (Diane when you mentioned shading w/ gray what do you mean.. can you explain that w/ my Thanksgiving card in my gallery? I think someone else mentioned it.

Thanks ladies for this thread. I am subscribing. I need all the help I can get. Oh I use OMS w/ blending stump as well as tortillons. I think I need better cardstock for purpose of Prismacoloring though. I am content w/ stamping other things on what I have though. But coloring seems to need better quality.

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PM'd you too V.. I hope you don't mind another lost soul! Thanks JOY!

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I agree. I did this and even had a $10 rebate hanging right next to the pencils on display. This was a year ago though. But if you are patient and wait for right deal and right time.. you can get a deal at Michael's. I couldn't turn down $55 for 120 pencils.

I would like to thank cvansluys aka Cindy for sending me to this link and giving me some advice on my first 'real' prismacolor Thanksgiving card. It is at my site if you any of you would like to give me constructive criticism. I won't take it personal. I am asking to learn. Cindy is being terrific with answering my questions. She has the most gorgeous cornucopia..I hope she doesn't mind me sharing:

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...&ppuser=187303

Simply beautiful. I like Diane's work as well. I am going to spend some time there looking around as well as Mr. Hambo. (Diane when you mentioned shading w/ gray what do you mean.. can you explain that w/ my Thanksgiving card in my gallery? I think someone else mentioned it.

Thanks ladies for this thread. I am subscribing. I need all the help I can get. Oh I use OMS w/ blending stump as well as tortillons. I think I need better cardstock for purpose of Prismacoloring though. I am content w/ stamping other things on what I have though. But coloring seems to need better quality.
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Enabler Alert!
I just got the AC Moore e-circular and there's a 2-day after Thanksgiving sale. 72 count Prismacolor pencil box gift set on sale for 59.99 while supplies last. If you don't receive the ACM newsletter, you can go to their website and sign up for it.
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i just found this thread. i have been "drooling" over a nice marker/pencil set from either SU or prisma. i just looked at the prisma website and found the mondo set for both the markers(156 piece) and the pencil(132) but i couldnt find prices. now i know they will be pricey, but when my husband asked what i wanted for christmas he asked that i print out pictures and prices....lol.......hey i'm going for the gusto ok....lol does anyone know the prices of the sets? i already have one of the smaller sets of pencils(i think its the 12 and then another small set, but these i will give my older son whom is into art....of course if by some wild chance i'd get any of the larger sets, he'll prob want to borrow those too, lol)
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Old 12-08-2009, 10:31 AM   #1197
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Thanks so much for the compliment on my work. I looked at your Thanksgiving card and I would not personally have shaded using gray on that card. I may have used a green to make it look like it was on grass though.

Here's an example of using gray for shading:

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...&ppuser=122023

I like to do it to "plant" the image on the paper so it does not look like it is floating. I have also done this using light blue too depending on what works with the image.

As for card stock, I use Georgia Pacific 110 lb white card stock that I buy at Wal-Mart for $5.48 for 150 sheets. You may be using too much mineral spirits if you think that you need different paper. I use baby oil and I add several drops onto a piece of felt in a covered container. Then I dab my stump onto the felt to pick up a little oil to blend my colored area.

I must admit, my pencils have been neglected since I discovered copic markers two months ago. I may have to break them out again and show them some love too! I do miss them!

Happy Coloring!

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Simply beautiful. I like Diane's work as well. I am going to spend some time there looking around as well as Mr. Hambo. (Diane when you mentioned shading w/ gray what do you mean.. can you explain that w/ my Thanksgiving card in my gallery? I think someone else mentioned it.

Thanks ladies for this thread. I am subscribing. I need all the help I can get. Oh I use OMS w/ blending stump as well as tortillons. I think I need better cardstock for purpose of Prismacoloring though. I am content w/ stamping other things on what I have though. But coloring seems to need better quality.
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Old 12-08-2009, 10:51 AM   #1198
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Here are the prices from Dick Blick on the Prismacolor Colored Pencil sets:

http://www.dickblick.com/products/pr...lored-pencils/

It appears that they are out of the 132 set but the 120 set is just as good. It is missing the set of 12 new colors that can be purchased separately if you need them. Plus there is a $10 mail in rebate when you spend $50-$100 on Prismacolor products so the set would be $87.99. I have the set of 120 and I am very happy with it!

I have not seen the mondo set that you are describing but they are two way different coloring mediums. I would recommend trying one at a time!

Don't forget to have him get you some sanding blocks and blending stumps too! Here are the links:

Sanding Blocks: http://www.dickblick.com/products/sandpaper-block/

Blending Stumps: http://www.dickblick.com/products/gray-paper-stumps/

I personally only use the two smallest sizes of the blending stumps so I would not bother to get the larger ones.

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i just found this thread. i have been "drooling" over a nice marker/pencil set from either SU or prisma. i just looked at the prisma website and found the mondo set for both the markers(156 piece) and the pencil(132) but i couldnt find prices. now i know they will be pricey, but when my husband asked what i wanted for christmas he asked that i print out pictures and prices....lol.......hey i'm going for the gusto ok....lol does anyone know the prices of the sets? i already have one of the smaller sets of pencils(i think its the 12 and then another small set, but these i will give my older son whom is into art....of course if by some wild chance i'd get any of the larger sets, he'll prob want to borrow those too, lol)
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I finally put some cards in my gallery. These are some that I did in Karen's coloring class at our LSS.

My first colored card
Another pear
Fall leaves
Christmas card
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Thanks for all the nice examples. I have a big box of pencils. I use the colorless blender pencils at work. And use other methods of blending at home. Can't wait to color more images.
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