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melcran 08-20-2004 02:09 PM

Let Stampin' Up know if you agree!
 
Hi all-

I've just finished up another big project with my watercolor pencils and was yet again disappointed. I love almost everything SU has so don't think I'm a complainer. However, I think it would be wonderful if SU made the watercolor pencils in the 48 colors. Or at least started with a set of 24 that matches SU colors.

Let them know if you agree.

ps: The greens are especially disappointing...hard to match to cardstock greens and no olive without mixing.

aubrey27 08-20-2004 02:16 PM

I agree
 
I too, have written to SU! about these. I adore these pencils. I think they're are the best ones on the market right now. But I'm super bummed when it comes to the greens, blues, oranges, and pinks. I wish there were a few more. And don't think that I don't mix as much as possible. Sometimes I just use a touch of ink to help blend a closer color. :?

scdecker 08-20-2004 02:21 PM

Water Color Pencils
 
Does anyone have the new ones? Are THEY closer to su's colors? I'm waiting to order until I'm sure I'll get better colors.

Lisa Lisa 08-20-2004 02:35 PM

sue....I think they are not new at all....there is no "new" sign next to them and they look the same!

InsomniacRed 08-20-2004 02:39 PM

I too love my watercolor pencils and I was wondering why they didnt match them to the 48 colors when everything else matches...


Christy

stampingsinger 08-20-2004 02:56 PM

Watercolor pencils
 
I rarely use mine for that reason. None of them match the inks or cardstock!!! :( I wish too they would come out with 48 to match their other inks.

heresrita 08-20-2004 04:13 PM

UHOH, I just ordered them using my demo's Great Rewards. Darn!! Should have ordered something else. If they are not going to match the colours I just may not try selling them. I've got a gazillion of these type crayons from my architectural career.

camsmom 08-20-2004 04:21 PM

To be honest I really like the WC pencils. No they don't match *exactly*, but I think they do the trick pretty well. I also wonder how many people would pay double what they cost now for all the colors-maybe that is something SU is nervous about (?)

Whenever I have demo'ed with them I have sold many-they don't "match," but do coordinate. Just mho

Kymbers_Stampin 08-20-2004 04:56 PM

Would I love to have matching water color pencils? Yes! Do I think it will happen? No. Here's why. Pencils are a lot harder to match than inks and paper. There is so much that goes into the making of a pencil and water color pencils that it would more than likely be very cost prohibitive to make our pencils in the 48 colors ~ or even 24 colors. My charcoal pencils cost me $45 and if I wanted all the colors the manufacturer offers, it would be well over $100. Don't ask me why, I don't know, but it seems to be just the way it is with the pencil industry. I've heard from others they've been asking for new pencils for a few years, I actually just wish SU would come up with a press release explaining their decision on this. Tell me it's cost prohibitive and I'll say OKAY! But don't leave me in the dark, please.

melcran 08-21-2004 08:39 PM

Good point, Kymber!

carolync6 08-21-2004 09:06 PM

I wouldn't worry about whether they match when you demo them. I used them at a workshop with 8 guests and 4 people ordered them. Everyone loved them with the blender pens. I use mine all the time.

Carolyn
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Sencie 08-21-2004 09:36 PM

I just got a new tin of the SU watercolor pencils. They are the same. Although the colors don't all match the SU colors, they do work great, and my customers love them. I too would love to see them in the 48 SU colors, but will demo them as long as they sell at my workshops. :)
Now if my aqua painter would just get here! :D
Sencie

Kar 08-22-2004 07:15 AM

hmmm I have yet to jump in and buy a set of watercolor pencils. I guess maybe that should be on my list soon. To bad they are not in the starter kit... lol... Hoping to order that by the end of October, or maybe sooner :)

Lssmith 08-22-2004 07:23 AM

I just ordered them with great reward points! I have been wanting them for a long time, can't wait to try them out.

Stampinstalker 08-22-2004 07:57 AM

I too have wondered why they did not sell the pencils in the 48 colors. I have customers ask too. If it would be too costly, they could sell them in the 4 color groups individually.
Even with them not coming in the 48 colors, I do like them. I only use them if I use them along with the blender pen. Doent' like the look otherwise. It's a good seller for my customers. Most people cant' afford the markers, so it's a good option for them....but to have the 48 colors :!:

justheather 08-22-2004 08:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kymbers_Stampin
Would I love to have matching water color pencils? Yes! Do I think it will happen? No. Here's why. Pencils are a lot harder to match than inks and paper. There is so much that goes into the making of a pencil and water color pencils that it would more than likely be very cost prohibitive to make our pencils in the 48 colors ~ or even 24 colors. My charcoal pencils cost me $45 and if I wanted all the colors the manufacturer offers, it would be well over $100. Don't ask me why, I don't know, but it seems to be just the way it is with the pencil industry. I've heard from others they've been asking for new pencils for a few years, I actually just wish SU would come up with a press release explaining their decision on this. Tell me it's cost prohibitive and I'll say OKAY! But don't leave me in the dark, please.

Yeah, but...

Most art stores also sell pencils of all sorts, including watercolor pencils, individually by color. Even the most expensive brands are less than $2 (and usually closer to $1) per pencil. So, even if there were 24 pencils the cost would easily be in the same ballpark as the set now.

I'd really like to go down and make my own pack of pencils in my most used colors. Exact match, probably not (especially since thewatercolors depend on how darkly you draw and how much water you add to blend the pigment), but it would certainly be closer and more represenative of the colors in SU's palatte.

I do love the pencils themselves, though. They're smooth and look pretty...just wish they colors were better planned out (I mean really, 4 yellows?)


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