OK, since I tried my markers, I thought " Now what about those Prismacolors? What is the SU option for that?" I remembered that on one Technique Lovers challenge, we were to use prismacolor and gamasol (for blending), and someone said they used the SU Pure Color pencils. So, I ordered them...hehehe. Hey, it's for my classes! So here is my go at blending, and you can try too.
- Pure Color Pencils
- blending stumps (I got mine at Mike's)
- sanding block
- Mineral oil (it worked great, and it was already in my house)
- sponge/paper plate for oil
- image stamped with stazon (summer by the sea)
Let's get started!
After stamping your image with stazon (I used Timber Brown) and it was put onto whisper white. I then outlined the image in all the different colors I wanted. Here is where the PrismaColors kicks butt, I'm sure. With Stampin' Up!, you only get 12 color choices, but with the PrismaColors, you can get up to 132, I think. As you can see here, I had to mix the yellow with the brown, to get more of a sandy color. I also did not edge his skin, I just lightly colored in the pink. I wanted that to be more of an even color, but if I felt the need to highlight later, I could do so.
So here is where the miniral oil comes in. I just used a sponge put on a plate, and poured some oil on them top. You do not want your blending stump to be soaked, just moist. You just touch the sponge with the tip and then start working the color. You start at the outside edge, and using circuar motions, bring the color inward. Don't worry if you have too much color, or feel that there is not enough highlighting, that is easily solved with an eraser.
Where you want the color to be lighter, you just erase it! Yes, even with the oil, it still just goes away. I used the white eraser that came with my Stampin' Pastels. Now, the color is going to stay on the stump, so do all of one color at one time. When you are done with that color, you can sand the color off with your sanding block. Don't just sand the end, or you will loose your tip. Make sure you are going evenly around end, so it will keep a fine tip at the end. Now here is the card!
I used Beate's Weekend Sketch, for the layout for my card. I sponged bashful blue off a scallop circle (SU) I had punched to make the clouds in my sky, and then sponged all the edges with not quite navy. I matted it on old olive that had been sponged with the same ink, adn then on navy.
I punched the navy with the large oval and the olive with the 1/2 circle, adn sponged the olive before adding them to the image panel with a gold brad.
For the base, I stamped the sanded BG on olive with the same ink 3 times, just rotating the picture to get mroe coverage. I then sponged the edges and matted it to the navy. I used my mat pack and navy marker for the faux stitching around the edge. I stamped the sentiment (Warm Words) in navy and added the brads, spacing them with the mat pack. Finally I added the image panel with dimesionals.
I really like the effect of this, but I can see where the additional colors from the Prisma's would come in very handy. Maybe, I'll have to buy someting else...hehehe. Have fun and happy stamping!!