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Old 04-25-2011, 02:03 PM   #2201
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The Taiwan stumps are softer. The ends of mine are frayed, though, for lack of a better word, but they are older too. The ones from China are hard. I prefer the ones that say Creative Mark - not sure where they are manufactured.
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One tip that was passed on to me was to use only stumps that were made in Taiwan because they just work much better. (don't know why).
I think this is one of those things that is so much personal preference. For me, I have stumps made in both China and Taiwan and find they both work the same. Literally, the only difference I have been able to see in the two is that the ones from China soak up more OMS up the shaft of the stump than the ones from Taiwan. This fact has made no impact at all in the overall performance.

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My stumps are made in China. I got them at Michael's. I can try to find different ones but I am not sure if that is my problem or not. I have bad lighting so I went and got an OTT light today. I hope to get that set up this week.
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an ott light is a MUST! makes a world of difference! i am another one that prefers the stumps from taiwan because they are softer. the ones from china i got at michaels seemed to scratch my paper....

also use a very light touch - i tend to be very heavy handed and have to always remind myself to use a light touch.
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I flat cannot stamp without my Ott lite!
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I'll have to look for taiwan stumps.

I really needed an OTT light for the past few years but always managed without it. I do ok with my Copics but for some reason these pencils are testing my vision lol! I can't see what I am doing so I finally broke down and bought one.
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I just bought a 120 set of prismacolor pencils. I have a bunch of copics but wanted to try something different. I can't seem to get it to look right and it is really sad. I'm not going to give up just yet though.

I have PTI paper and am not sure if that is my issue, or my stumps, or if I'm just not using enough baby oil. *sigh*
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I've been looking over the posts on here, because I'm getting ready to start using my
prisma pencils after hardly touching them fo nearly 15 years (long story). I went to the Berol website yesterday and printed their color chart and found that not only do I have them all, I have a few that weren't on the chart. I assume Steel and Deco Yellow, Orange, Pink, Peach and Aqua have been discontinued.

I've never used gamsol, but years ago I used prismacolor blenders made by Berol that don't seem to exist any more either. They were kind of like a marker, but clear, with a fine point on one end and a broad tip on the other, and they blended the colored pencils beautifuly. Is anyone familiar with these? I'm thinking they must have been gamsol.
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The Deco line was discontinued, as were the Neons. Not sure about Steel.

You can use an alcohol colorless blender pen (ie. Copic, Touch, etc) to blend Prismacolors... that might be the same concept as the pen you had before. Otherwise, Prismacolor has a burnishing pencil that some people like. I don't use mine much anymore except in tight places.
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Whoever's online, I was sondering if any of you have tried both, prismacolor pencils and Faber Castel Albrecht Duerer? water color pencils. My hands are getting old and sore, and wanted to try out the watercolor technique. Jay Jay from Germany has beautiful coloring, and it seems easy on the hands. I have another company's watercolor pencil set, but it must be inferior to Albrecht, tried on different watercolor paper, but all inferior. The Albrecht is pricey, so I'd like some input before making an investment. Can anyone help?
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The Albrecht Durer pencils are dreamy... I only have a few as fill-in colors because I have the full set of Derwent watercolor pencils. The Durers have very vivid colors, creamy laydown, and blend very well. The price difference between the 2 brands is about 60 cents per pencil - I think the Derwent pencils are great too, just missing a few colors for me.
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One of the techies for my die-cut machine told me about using VersaMark pen to blend....nice effect!

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To blend watercolor pencils? or Prismacolor? Did you try it? It seems like it would mess up the pen.
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I bought some of these and am not happy with them. They are really hard and I do not see any metallic sheen. I have tried them on black cs. Do you have any help or tips for me?
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oh thats disappointing - i have been eyeing these...
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Hi Larue,
I think I will be purchasing the Albrecht Durer Watercolor Pencil Set. My original question was in regards to sticking with the Prisma/gamsol technique or investing in the Albrecht watercolor Pencils to achieve beautiful blending of colors. I think the later is much easier on the hands, blending with the paper stump is cramping my hands. Derwent is the other brand name set, which also has great reviews. Thanks everyone for your input.
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I think I will be purchasing the Albrecht Durer Watercolor Pencil Set. My original question was in regards to sticking with the Prisma/gamsol technique or investing in the Albrecht watercolor Pencils to achieve beautiful blending of colors. I think the later is much easier on the hands, blending with the paper stump is cramping my hands. Derwent is the other brand name set, which also has great reviews. Thanks everyone for your input.
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If I was to invest in a book on Prismacolour techniques what one would all of you suggest?
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Really enjoyed that video! TFS. Does anyone know what the white eraser pens were? I have never seen them before.
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Re the blending with the white Prismacolor pencil. A few days ago I bought a copy of an Art magazine here in Australia (which is produced in the UK) called Leisure Painter - March 2011 edition as there was an tutorial/article on a cat by an artist called Irina Garmashova/ Irina had coloured the cat with Prismacolor pencils and OMS - and I was intrigued by how Irina blended the cat's eyes using a white Prisma pencil as the eyes looked so luminescent (I hope I spelt that right) - like the Hero Arts video shows. Since then, I have found Irina's art website here - oh my gosh - if you do nothing else today, look at Irina's art work with her pencils - wow! And double WOW! Check out the cat's eyes by clicking on one of the photos for a closer look. It is definitely worth getting a copy of the Leisure Painter magazine to read Irina's tutorial - the effect of just blending the white pencil over the other colours for the cat's eyes is WOW!

Interestingly, Irina adds white highlights to the cat in the magazine article with white acrylic paint over the top of the pencils - I often do the same by dry brushing white highlights with acrylic paint - or I will add tiny strokes for the hair on teddies with mustard/brown toned acrylic paint and a tiny liner brush over the top of the pencils - gives the teddy bear a bit of "life". Not that my artwork is anywhere near Irina's of course - but it shows the versatility of Prismacolor pencils where you can layer other mediums on top.

The white eraser for blending on the You Tube video sounds interesting - I'll have to try and find one.
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Re the blending with the white Prismacolor pencil. A few days ago I bought a copy of an Art magazine here in Australia (which is produced in the UK) called Leisure Painter - March 2011 edition as there was an tutorial/article on a cat by an artist called Irina Garmashova/ Irina had coloured the cat with Prismacolor pencils and OMS - and I was intrigued by how Irina blended the cat's eyes using a white Prisma pencil as the eyes looked so luminescent (I hope I spelt that right) - like the Hero Arts video shows. Since then, I have found Irina's art website here - oh my gosh - if you do nothing else today, look at Irina's art work with her pencils - wow! And double WOW! Check out the cat's eyes by clicking on one of the photos for a closer look. It is definitely worth getting a copy of the Leisure Painter magazine to read Irina's tutorial - the effect of just blending the white pencil over the other colours for the cat's eyes is WOW!

Interestingly, Irina adds white highlights to the cat in the magazine article with white acrylic paint over the top of the pencils - I often do the same by dry brushing white highlights with acrylic paint - or I will add tiny strokes for the hair on teddies with mustard/brown toned acrylic paint and a tiny liner brush over the top of the pencils - gives the teddy bear a bit of "life". Not that my artwork is anywhere near Irina's of course - but it shows the versatility of Prismacolor pencils where you can layer other mediums on top.

The white eraser for blending on the You Tube video sounds interesting - I'll have to try and find one.

Holy Cats!! Those pics are absolutly GORGEOUS! I wonder if this artist has a book~~those animals looked like they were photos, not artist drawings! TFS!
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I have one of those erasers, but I've never used it for blending. Something new to try!
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Thank you for sharing. I would've never thought of using my white pencil or eraser! To think of all the money I wasted on Copics! Oh my!
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PENTEL I think Hobby Lobby has them with the art. I know I'm going to get one!
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Dina...I haven't really haven't had time to sit down and try it other than a quick test. When my set of 132 arrived my DD and I sat down and compared the "made in" USA (ones I already had) with the Mexico (new set I just bought) to see the quality. FYI...not much difference other than the new ones made in Mexico were slightly softer and slightly easier to blend than the USA ones.

I just laid down color and blended quickly with the Versamark Pen to see what would happen and, it works! As for damaging the pen....cheap to replace. I think it should act the same way as the Copic blender pen....just clean it off. They can also be refilled.

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I am amazed at Irena's coloring. I would have never thought they were pencils. She's incredibly talented.
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I think I got mine at Office Max. You can get them just about anywhere you get office supplies. I sometimes get adhesive from my tape runner or xyron sticker maker on my card where I don't want it. Those erasers do a really good job of removing it.
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is anyone willing to give me an honest appraisal of this card i made recently? i used prisma watercolor pencils and an SU! blender pen. honest feedback invited.... if i were to take a try to re-do it -- what would you recommend that i do? thanks

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Just popping in to say I have been reading this thread for 3 days now and am amazed at the talent here. I got my pencils 3weeks ago and playing with them. Cardstock is my biggest problem as I am in the UK. Anyone else here from Uk who can help and tell me what they use?
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I'll go! I loved the colors that you used, and the shadow under the slide.
You might try your initial coloring with a lighter touch so that your pencil strokes don't show when you blend them... if that is the look you were going for, then never mind that! Another thing I might have done is leave some white spaces in the sky for clouds (just blend the edges of the penciled part to soften the look), and also I like to go back in after my initial blending and add shading with a dry pencil, little details like tufts of grass at the bottom of the poles of the slide, etc. Hope that helps some!
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hi everyone!

one of the lessons in my upcoming Colored Pencil 2 class is African American hair so here is what I have been working on - i think these images are so amazingly cute - they are from Mo Manning.



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Cerridwen, those are really cute! I LOVE Mo Manning's artwork. I showed your post to my roommate, who is African-American, and we agreed you've done a beautiful job on the hair.
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I'm not from the UK, being stuck in the middle of the US, but I do use a product straight from your side of the pond. I really love Zest-It as my blending agent of choice.

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I'll go! I loved the colors that you used, and the shadow under the slide.
You might try your initial coloring with a lighter touch so that your pencil strokes don't show when you blend them... if that is the look you were going for, then never mind that! Another thing I might have done is leave some white spaces in the sky for clouds (just blend the edges of the penciled part to soften the look), and also I like to go back in after my initial blending and add shading with a dry pencil, little details like tufts of grass at the bottom of the poles of the slide, etc. Hope that helps some!
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Old 05-10-2011, 07:34 PM   #2237
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Wow, Cerridwen -- really nice!
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Old 05-11-2011, 12:12 AM   #2238
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thanks ladies! teaching has forced me out of my comfort zone and caused me to really learn how to do things in an orderly manner rather than my usual haphazard trial and error.
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I am new to Prisma. Got a box 1 over year ago and still have not used it. I am not very sure about the gamsol thing mentioned, don't see any sold in my country and I don't wanna use spirit. Someone mention about using baby oil. I have yet to try.
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Gamsol is just a brand name for one of the many brands of OMS Odorless Mineral Spirit that you can get in art shops. I prefer it to baby oil myself.
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