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Old 12-02-2007, 11:02 AM   #1
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I'm just curious what everyone's favorite method for coloring in stamps is. Pencils, chalks, watercolors....? I haven't really used stamps before that needed to be colored in, I've always been drawn to the more basic shapes, swirls, etc. But now I'm getting more into the type that need some coloring, but I'm not sure which way to go.
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Old 12-02-2007, 11:09 AM   #2
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I'm not sure I have one favorite method, but I do have a favorite method for certain looks I want.
For softer more elegant looks, I like using reinkers with aquapainters.
For a bold, fun, whimsical look, I like using plain markers with no shading effects.
For a classy realistic look, I'll use prismacolor pencils/gamsol.

I don't have the copics, but from the examples I've seen, they provide a combined look of realistic, whimsical bold, and classy all together.

I hope this is somewhat helpful.
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My favorite method of coloring right now is prisma colors with gamsol. I love the many shading details you can achieve. It really helps me make the image pop.
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Koh-I-Noor Watercolor pencils with waterbrushes and/or Tombow brush markers
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I have been using Prismacolors and mineral spirits for years and still love the look. I am always drawn to a card posted in a gallery that is colored this way. The colors are just vibrant and make the card stand out.
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I think the two methods that I am using right now the most are watercoloring with my aquapainter, and using my Copic markers to color. I have prismacolor pencils too, and love the look with gamsol...I use that too, but lately I use the other two methods more.
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I'm just curious what everyone's favorite method for coloring in stamps is. Pencils, chalks, watercolors....? I haven't really used stamps before that needed to be colored in, I've always been drawn to the more basic shapes, swirls, etc. But now I'm getting more into the type that need some coloring, but I'm not sure which way to go.
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The Prismacolor site is loaded with info about coloring with their markers and pencils. The videos are excellent...Gamsol is not used for blending, just plain old alcohol; the tips are as good as it gets. Best of all, the info is not limited to Prismacolor products.

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http://prismacolor.com/sanford/consu...o/studio.jhtml
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I float between my watercolor crayons, my prisma pencils, and my copics...
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my favs are prismas with gamsol and copics....go back and forth between them and I love them both!
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Tombow markers and water color pencils
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I use the Prisma colored pencils with mineral spirits most often.
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Right now my favorite is using markers on watercolor paper (so you don't see lines) then shading with an aqua painter. I also love my watercolor crayons. The only downside to them is how pale they are. Soft Subtles are so incredibly light you can hardly see then. The rest of them are great though.
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I have just started, but I love my watercolor wonder crayons
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Right now my favorite is using markers on watercolor paper (so you don't see lines) then shading with an aqua painter. I also love my watercolor crayons. The only downside to them is how pale they are. Soft Subtles are so incredibly light you can hardly see then. The rest of them are great though.
This sounds like a lovely idea! I am going to try it and see how it works for me!

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This sounds like a lovely idea! I am going to try it and see how it works for me!

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HERE is the link to Julie Buhler's tutorial.
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My favorite is watercolor pencils, blended with blender pen. I love it all though. I think in this order:

Watercolor pencils
copic/prismacolor makers
tombow markers scribbled on a nonporus surface and applied with a waterbrush
the Julie Buhler tutorial tombow method
Straight colored pencils, maybe blended with the blending pencil, (which doesn't so much blend as get rid of pencil marks for me)


but they all have differnet times...
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HERE is the link to Julie Buhler's tutorial.
Great tutorial and the results are amazing!

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Thanks for the replies everyone. I have a lot of learning to do! I've never even heard of some of the things listed here....copics? Gamsol? Off to figure out what these are......
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right now is my watercolor crayons i have a bunch of stuff in my gallery with them. Also for a b older color i use watercolro brushes and reinker/ink
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