I adore Prismacolor pencils. I especially love new ones. They have that same sort of scent that a new box of Crayolas has. And while we're on the Crayola subject, I must confess that I bought five - count'em - five big boxes when they announced that they were changing colors. haven't touched them. The tips are just a perfect as they day they came off the assembly line. But I digress....
This morning I saw a post on Technique Junkies about Prismacolors, so of course I had to throw in my 2 cents. Those of you who know me personally know that I always have an opinion. May not be a good one, but it's all mine.
Anyway, I got several e-mails about a technique I described so am posting a down and dirty, quick and rough sample in a mini tutorial. Please excuse the rough coloring. I was in a hurry (That's my middle name – Candice Iwasinahurry Windham).
Step 1. This is just the basic stamped image. The image is a retired Stampin'Up! stamp.
Step 2. I colored the darkest parts of the image with Indigo Blue.
Step 3. I colored over the blue with Tuscan Red and extended the edges of the darkest areas a bit.
Step 4. This is a little tricky to see. I colored the entire image with the natural colors I would have used: Hot Pink, Pale Vermillion, Green Bige (Do you think they meant "Bilge"?) and Sand. I left the left side unburnished. I burnished the right side on the flower with white. See how the colors blend? I then went over some of the darker areas with just a bit of blue. The background on the right is blended with nail polish remover using a small paint brush.
One last colored pencil tip: When you sharpen them for the first time, be sure to sharpen the end with no printing. That way, you''ll still have the name and know what to buy when you get down to a nub on your favorite color.
One more tip (I lied about one last tip): You can purchase little metal pencil extenders at any art supply store to hold that last little bit of a colored pencil nub.
If you have any questions, please post in comments or e-mail me.
Thanks for looking!
NOTE: My server is not letting me preview. If this post is whomperjawed, I apologize! Candice