Real Stamping Issues - Stamping Techniques

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Okay so am I the only one that is getting tired of those by this watch
at a discount rate and all of those emails?

I want to generate some chatter amongst the stampers so. . . . here we
go.

I am participating a swap right now and it is a technique swap.  You
have to use either prisma pencils or chalk pencils.

So which do you prefer?  Prisma colored pencils or chalk pencils?  I
am having a real difficult time with this.  I usually don't but here I
am struggling.  Arggh I hate that.

So what would you do?

Inky Huggz,

Missy Olson
Angel #1754
Team Leader of the
Hot 'n Flashy Angelettes
North Branch, MN
http://missy.ismyangel.net

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Oops I was logged in under my bosses account so that seldoncaswell is
me Missy Olson.  I am so sorry guys.



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I've never used either.  I imagine that chalk pencils are similar to regular
pencils but create a chalky look.   For some reason I never have good luck
coloring with pencils.  Maybe you could share your techniques with us.

Kare

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Hi Kare,

The chalk pencils are similar to prisma colored pencils or what ever
type you have.  All you do is outline your picture and with a q-tip
you pull the color in and the outside stays darker and you get an
awesome blended color.  Clear as mud?  Yea I know you have to see it
to believe it.  I love the chalk pencils, less mess and all of the
fun. Ha ha ha ha

I have a real hard time with the colored pencils, like the water
colors, but then I can get a blended look and well in my head it looks
like I know what I am doing.

What do you use?

Inky Huggz,


Missy Olson
Angel #1754
Team Leader of the
Hot 'n Flashy Angelettes
North Branch, MN
http://missy.ismyangel.net


Check out my website for some exciting stamps and accessories.  Just
when you think you can't find the right thing, here you go.  Enjoy
and
contact me when you are ready to check it out.




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I've never used the Prisma pencils, and have only used chalk pencils
once at a workshop during a stamp convention.  I have a palette of
chalk squares that I have used on occasion, though.  I tend to use
markers over chalks for most of the coloring I do (and have dabbled
with the Twinkling H2Os a couple of times, too), but for some things,
the softness of chalk is just what the image calls for.

As an aside, I have in-progress cards for both of you (Missy & Kare)
sitting in my craft room.  Baby stuff and spring gardening (taking
advantage of the sunny days in between spring rains) and the usual
housework have kept me out of the craft room, but I hope to get them
out soon!!!!!

--Barbara aka. Stamping Maniac

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It looks like I've missed some of the conversations on this group lately.
Wonder what happened that they didn't show up.  Hmmm...

Question: Do any of you know what the liquid is called that you can use with
Prisma pencils to blend them?  I've never used it but have heard it's like
turpentine but not smelly.  You color with the pencils and then brush this
liquid on top I guess.

I love my pastel palette and bought some chalk pencils last year but haven't
used them yet (have to have all the toys, don't we?).  I do lots of my cards
with markers, rubbing the markers on to a CD and then an aqua painter to
pick up the color.  I love the watercolor effect.

SAD




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I'm sure lots of people saved those CD's when companies mailed them as
advertisements.  Their great for all sorts of things.

Thanks for the info, I'll have to check Michael's and Jo-Ann's the next time
I get a coupon.  ;-)

SAD

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I have used those cd's to make little cd scrapbooks so to speak, I
don't scrap.  But I learned how to last summer at a friends house and
well it was fun and you are no throwing away those cd's.  But I will
have to try your technique with the markers.  Thanx for the tip.

Inky Huggz,


Missy Olson
Angel #1754
Team Leader of the
Hot 'n Flashy Angelettes
North Branch, MN
http://missy.ismyangel.net


Check out my website for some exciting stamps and accessories.  Just
when you think you can't find the right thing, here you go.  Enjoy
and
contact me when you are ready to check it out.




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Well I am glad to see you back.  I see you found your answer to the
mineral spirits.  I have never thought about using the cd that way.
Thanx for the tip.

Come on you need to take those chalk pencils out and play with them,
once you use them, you will want to get rid of your pastel palettes,
just kidding.  The only down fall to the chalk pencils is that you are
limited on colors, but the colors they have are wonderful.

Inky Huggz,


Missy Olson
Angel #1754
Team Leader of the
Hot 'n Flashy Angelettes
North Branch, MN
http://missy.ismyangel.net


Check out my website for some exciting stamps and accessories.  Just
when you think you can't find the right thing, here you go.  Enjoy
and
contact me when you are ready to check it out.




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Funny I LOVE my twinkling H20's I used them non-stop for a very long
time, then I found the chalk pencils and used them all of the time,
then I lost interest in Stamping.  Yes you read that right I lost
interest.  It became a business instead of a hobby, but now I have
refound interest and have been playing like crazy.  I just need to
figure out a way to send pictures for you all to see.  Ok I am not
braggin because believe you me they are not the nicest, but I did want
to share the chalk pencils with creations with you.  So, we will see.
Any ideas?

I like my prisma pencils too, I just wish I knew how to do that
technique with the white pencil trick.  I will figure it out I hope.
Ha ha

nky Huggz,


Missy Olson
Angel #1754
Team Leader of the
Hot 'n Flashy Angelettes
North Branch, MN
http://missy.ismyangel.net


Check out my website for some exciting stamps and accessories.  Just
when you think you can't find the right thing, here you go.  Enjoy
and
contact me when you are ready to check it out.





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I've been using the watercolor pencils, but not really able to make them
look like watercolors, they look more like pencil marks.   I don't think I'm
good at the blending part.   Then I just think, why don't I just use water
color paints?

Kare
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I too have had that problem then I discovered the gamasol.  It is
similar to odorless mineral spirits and that actually helps you blend
your prisma pencils look similar to watercolor pencils.  It takes
practice because I remember the first few times I have done this I
thought ARGGGHHHHHH why would anyone waste thier time with that.  But
then I forced myself to practice with them and well I actually like
it.  But I still get those pencil marks.  I am not sure how to not get
that.  Try the prisma colored pencils and gamasol.  The most important
thing is that the colored pencil you use has to be waxed based.  So
there are my two cents on that.  Thanx for reading.  Ha ha.

Inky Huggz,


Missy Olson
Angel #1754
Team Leader of the
Hot 'n Flashy Angelettes
North Branch, MN
http://missy.ismyangel.net


Check out my website for some exciting stamps and accessories.  Just
when you think you can't find the right thing, here you go.  Enjoy
and
contact me when you are ready to check it out.


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Gamasol, that's what my friend called the stuff she uses when blending her
Prismacolors pencils.  Another friend told me she had to go to a art store
to find it and it only comes in a huge bottle.  Would they have that at
Michaels or Jo-Anns?  By the way, how would I know if the pencils have wax
in them?

SAD


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Yup Gamasol is what all of the local stamp stores sell.  It is similar
to odorless mineral spirits.  Oh and a little goes a
LOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNGGGGGGGGG way.  All prisma colored pencils are wax
based, actually I believe that you can read the ingredients on the
back of the packaging.  But a good rule of thumb is Prisma is waxed
based.  I personally think that they are the best for coloring. Just
my opinion though.

I am not sure if you can find the Gamasol at Micheals but I believe
you can at Jo-Anns, Hobby Lobby, and Crafts Direct.  I am sure if you
go to your local stamp store that they will carry it too.  Oh I also
know that you can get it from Just for Stamps online in a smaller
bottle.  That is where I got mine at a local rubber stamping show.  I
know that they go from show to show across the states.

I hope this helps you out.

Inky Huggz,


Missy Olson
Angel #1754
Team Leader of the
Hot 'n Flashy Angelettes
North Branch, MN
http://missy.ismyangel.net


Check out my website for some exciting stamps and accessories.  Just
when you think you can't find the right thing, here you go.  Enjoy
and
contact me when you are ready to check it out.





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