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Old 10-15-2013, 08:01 PM   #3281
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thanks so much! Yes, I love to color....so, this line was perfect for me!
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Hi.

These past couple of weeks I've been rediscovering colouring with my coloured pencils. I've just coloured an image blending the colours with laying other colours over the top and the background is blended out using OMS. As it stands at the moment I like the result so far, but what are my options for adding marks or colour in a different medium over the top of what I have layered down. My SU! markers would resist (I think), but what about Pitt Markers, pastels or acrylic paints.?
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What do they say for mixed media? fat over lean... but if you've already used a solvent then it's likely the wax won't resist the other mediums too much. Play around with it and let us know!
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What do they say for mixed media? fat over lean... but if you've already used a solvent then it's likely the wax won't resist the other mediums too much. Play around with it and let us know!
Huh???

I did a quick google search to get a grasp on what you were referring to with the fat over lean principle. I could only find material pertaining to oil painting but I understand what they were saying about layering paint with different ratios of oil to pigment. Sooooo........the solvent makes the wax 'lean'. (??)

So now I'm thinking out loud here - If pencil colour can be layered over an area that has been treated with OMS am I to assume that the new pencil layer can only work because there was some tooth already left on the surface OR does the OMS mysteriously create more tooth.

Pan Pastel is lean to Prismacolors fat? Yes??
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In my head... water and solvent based first, then acrylic, then oil/wax. Any opposite ordering would resist.

I don't know about Pan Pastels... that is one medium I am running from, covering my ears and singing LALALALALALALALAAAAAAAA because I know I will love them and need them in every color if I even try them once.
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LOL.

Thanks for putting the carriers in order. It looks so logical when I see it written down. I didn't experiment on my image I've already dedicated to a card, but I will try out what happens with layering with my mediums soon.
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In my head... water and solvent based first, then acrylic, then oil/wax. Any opposite ordering would resist.

I don't know about Pan Pastels... that is one medium I am running from, covering my ears and singing LALALALALALALALAAAAAAAA because I know I will love them and need them in every color if I even try them once.
Oh, how funny!!! When it comes to coloring I'm with you Dini - you're a woman after my heart! I too can't resist, and it's all colors too, full out!! I try to control myself, of course, because I just can't or don't use them all; and I've decided in my "old" age to ATTEMPT to slow down my craft buying and use what I have, which is so much.

When I was young, it was the Crayola box of 48 crayons, and then thought I died and gone to heaven when they came out with the 64 box!!!!
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Ooh, the big box with the sharpener?? LOL
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Ooh, the big box with the sharpener?? LOL
That's it exactly!! And, I would reluctantly share with my much younger little sister, hoping she wouldn't break any!
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That's it exactly!! And, I would reluctantly share with my much younger little sister, hoping she wouldn't break any!
My room mates all laughed at me when I took that box and a couple of coloring books off to college with me, but it only took a couple of weeks for them to start coming and asking if they could borrow them.
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My room mates all laughed at me when I took that box and a couple of coloring books off to college with me, but it only took a couple of weeks for them to start coming and asking if they could borrow them.
See what good therapy it is??? You were doing them a favor.....lol
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HI all!
What's everyone up to these days? I am trying to get back in my groove after a long, hard year..

We moved and I just got my studio set up again.I got kinda excited when I unpacked my box of pencils ( not a box of pencils..but a packed box of all the tins LOL).

Now just gotta figure out what to do with them
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just wanted to share a couple of cards that I just finished....I'm rather pleased with them!

It's been rather chilly in Texas with the icy storm that came in. My yard still looks like a frozen tundra!!! It put everything at a stand still....schools closed, people asked not to get out on the roads...etc. So, it was the perfect time to get some cards made!!! I went outside for the best light....yes, that is still ice in the yard....it's a heat wave....35*!
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They are lovely Suzy.
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Very pretty!
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just wanted to share a couple of cards that I just finished....I'm rather pleased with them!

It's been rather chilly in Texas with the icy storm that came in. My yard still looks like a frozen tundra!!! It put everything at a stand still....schools closed, people asked not to get out on the roads...etc. So, it was the perfect time to get some cards made!!! I went outside for the best light....yes, that is still ice in the yard....it's a heat wave....35*!
Those are beautiful!
I'm looking for some suggestion, & hope someone can help.
I am coloring a golden retriever, (also a lion & yellow kitty w/patches of brown) and just can't seem to get the right combination for the three. I have all of the Prisma pencils, and some ColorSoft. Any help would be appreciated!
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For nature images I like working from a photo reference. Morguefile.com free stock photos is a great free resource for all kinds of photos. Pull the photo into your photo editing program and use the eyedropper or color picker tool to determine the RGB (red-green-blue) code for the lightest area, mid range, and dark areas.

Prismacolor has a cool tool on their site where you can plug those codes in and get a close match to products in their lines. That's here:

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Dini, that would be good if I had a photo editing program, but no such luck hahaha! Any other suggestions>
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Yes, actually!

You can download the ColorPix tool for free:

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ColorPix is a digital color picker - you can pinpoint any area of any picture on your computer, and it will show you the specific color you need to reproduce it. It gives the same RGB codes that you need to plug in to the Prismacolor tool.
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Yes, actually!

You can download the ColorPix tool for free:

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ColorPix is a digital color picker - you can pinpoint any area of any picture on your computer, and it will show you the specific color you need to reproduce it. It gives the same RGB codes that you need to plug in to the Prismacolor tool.
OK, I hate to be a pest, I downloaded the ColorPix, which looks like a pretty cool tool, but still couldn't find out which pencils to use.......not sure what those codes were.
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Did you try plugging the codes into tool on the Prismacolor site?
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This may have been covered but I couldn't find it. Both my inkjet and laser printer smear when I use OMS. I tried to heat set but that didn't work either. I would like to color my digis but it keeps on smearing. Any hints? Thanks!
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Sorry to hear that
I have a cannon with no smears
I have no real answers
Let it dry over night
Spray with hair spray let dry

I use the brand name gamsol
Have you tried baby oil to see if it works with your computer ink
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I wonder if Krylon Workable Fixatif would work? it's an aerosol spray fixative. I also have a Canon inkjet printer and don't have trouble with smearing.
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I have both HP laser and inkjet. maybe Canon is the answer! Thanks
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I have never had any problems with my HP with colouring digis.
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Jan, isn't that odd that it is happening to me. I have used every kind of paper and it still smears. I tried the Krylon fixative and it still smeared. I used baby oil and voila! No smear. So I am thinking it is my OMS, maybe I need to switch to artist grade. Thanks everyone for the suggestions.
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I find that if I print out my digital images in "fast draft" and then heat set the image, the images do not run. Printing them in normal from my inkjet printer puts too much ink on the image. Go to Mo Manning's website for a great tutorial on this topic. DP2 Challenge
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Thanks Minneapple - I will try that.
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It's been rather chilly in Texas with the icy storm that came in. My yard still looks like a frozen tundra!!! It put everything at a stand still....schools closed, people asked not to get out on the roads...etc. So, it was the perfect time to get some cards made!!! I went outside for the best light....yes, that is still ice in the yard....it's a heat wave....35*!
Very pretty card. What colors did you use?
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Just wanted to share a couple of my Prisma Pencil cards with the colorless blender pencil.....I love to color!
Wonderful work. What colors did you use?
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It's me again!

I just found the best coloring guide and had to share it with my Prisma Pals.

These coloring guides were done for Copics, BUT they would be very helpful to pencil users too!! I love how she broke down the light and shadows. These animals look so realistic because of the way they are colored more than the quality of the image. Not that the image quality isn't good. Well, you know what I mean!

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hi I'm not new to this thread, but haven't been doing much with my prisma's and have so many digital images that I can't decide in which one to use..lol..

I went on the AngelasLanding website and got excited when I saw the tuts...That awesome !!

I also have a canon and would trade it in for any other printer. It doesn't smear, the digi's come out beautiful.
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Wonderful website!!!!! Thanks
Thanx for sharing that website, it was awesome!
I used to go back and forth between Prisma's and Copics, but the price of copics has become unaffordable, so using Prisma's A LOT! I started in 2008 w/pencils, so decided that's where I should stay.
I downloaded a free sample from Ann Kullberg, and the coloring was incredible....
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I am also looking for digital images from Karen Middleton, but can't seem to find any on her website.....
TFS that website!
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Well, I broke out a set of unused watercolor pencils last night, but when I tried them on Strathmore watercolor paper, it was awful! What does everyone else use?? Any suggestions?
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I think watercolor pencils take a bit of getting used to. Light touch on the paper with several layers, then use a brush with a smallish amount of water...not almost dry but not dripping either. I have better luck with a watercolor brush where I can control the water than I do with one of the water brushes (have water in the handle) where you can't .

I use some Strathmore paper. It's a fine paper. Don't give up on the paper yet.
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I more often lift pigment from the pencil tip with the brush when I begin painting, and use the pencils direct-to-paper when I am adding finer details. What brand of pencil are you using? That may be an issue too.
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Looks like I may have to start from scratch again........
I came home from a trip to receive a wonderful gift of a garage clean out from my kids, and I can now park my car in it! The catch is some of my stamping supplies (which were viewed as multiples) went to the junk truck!!!! And yep, you guessed it, I'm unable to locate any of my Prismacolor pencils (full set), watercolor pencils, watercolor crayons, chalks, brushes, and watercolor paints!!! Other things got tossed too, which shows you how much I had if I still have stuff left. However, I can't get angry, since they did this to surprise me as a gift, and they did a fantastic job; it's so beautiful!!!! I think of people who have lost everything in a fire, tornado, flood, whatever, and feel I'm still so fortunate to have my markers and ink pads!!! Obviously they don't craft, so they wanted to be able to put things in the cabinets and bins I had. What didn't fit, went I guess........ I just feel grateful they cared to do it for me, but thought you'd all get a chuckle of my situation!!
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Old 02-10-2014, 04:58 AM   #3319
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I more often lift pigment from the pencil tip with the brush when I begin painting, and use the pencils direct-to-paper when I am adding finer details. What brand of pencil are you using? That may be an issue too.
Thanks for the tip.......
I have Derwent Inktense & Aquarelle. I'm thinking this is not my forté, I tried again, and it's a disaster. The paper is super heavy, so maybe I bought the wrong kind. I love the colors of Inktense, they're gorgeous! I am usually pretty good about trying something before buying because I am on a limited budget, grrrrr!
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Old 02-27-2014, 07:32 PM   #3320
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Hi everyone! I got the greatest tip a couple of days ago when I was at work talking about card making and such. If anyone has or had problems with their prismacolor pencil leads breaking while sharpening most likely its because the lead inside is already broken or split. She told me that her friend that won't trade her prisma's for anything other brand even though she gets breakage quite a bit. Prisma's are expensive! I have the old 130 pack without the new colors.

Her friend put her pencil in the microwave for 2 seconds which sets the lead back into place wit no or less breakage. I'm definitely going to try this because sometimes I get broken lead when I sharpen them. How ever I don't use just any sharpener I use the prisma color sharpener.

Here is a link

http://artified.com.au/images/thumbn...asharpener.png

Its the only sharpener I use for my pencils. It gives you a really nice point. I love it.
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