9.11.2011

Prismacolors + Baby Oil Technique

Hello friends! I hope everyone had a terrific weekend. I have been working on flowers galore...they are taking over my life! I'm so excited about the response, thank you for your orders! I hope everyone takes times to post their projects on my Facebook page or sends me a link, I would love to see these flowers in action.

I took some time today to try out a new stamping technique with my new Market Street Stamps. I own Promarkers, but I have never really gotten the whole shading thing down, mostly because I haven't really taken the time to sit down and practice. I decided today would be a good time to break out my Prismacolor Colored Pencils and use them with baby oil. Yep, baby oil! Many stampers use mineral oil but I didn't have much luck tracking that down in Michael's. (I sort of get all confused in the drawing section heehee!) So....baby oil it was.....

Here is a video explaining how I use the oil to blend in my colored pencils. It gives it a marker look and shades sooooo easily! I love this new technique!



This was the first card I created using this technique. I love how it turned out and I can't wait to keep playing with my Prismacolors. I hope you enjoy!

8 comments:

liz at liz's paper loft said...

soooo cool erin, they do look like copics! I'm glad you'll be doing more videos! that's my goal it to really start doing them on a regular basis!

Angelica Suarez said...

COOL! I never heard of using baby oil, looks like a great alternative!! The flowers look gorgeous! Did it leave an oily residue afterwards or how did it dry? I'll have to give it a try! Love it thanks for sharing with us!!

Kristin said...

Thanks for the video! I will try this:) I can't color to well with my copics.

Kate said...

Great Coloring Erin. I just got my 13 yr old some promarkers and I'm definitely going to have him watch your video. Great Tutorial.

Hugs
Kate

Ruthie @ SeptemberNinth said...

Cool technique Erin! Your sunflower card is so pretty!

Ruthie :)

Kristi said...

You just used regular colored pencils? or watercolors?

Michele Gross said...

Cool technique and lovely card! Glad you were able to join us at Market Street Stamps!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

This is so beautiful thanks so much for playing along with us a MSS!!!