Real Stamping Issues - Stamping Techniques

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
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seldoncaswell
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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Roscoe2
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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Tom and Karen Brooks
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
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On May 7, 5:04=A0pm, "Tom and Karen Brooks" wrote:
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Roscoe2
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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stampingmaniac
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
On 5/9/08 8:09 AM, in article snipped-for-privacy@d45g2000hsc.googlegroups.com,
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Wave Jumper
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
On 5/10/08 5:17 PM, in article iMqdna7k5JCpprvVnZ2dnUVZ snipped-for-privacy@comcast.com,
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Wave Jumper
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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Tom and Karen Brooks
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
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Roscoe2
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
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Roscoe2
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
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Roscoe2
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
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On May 12, 8:46=A0am, "Tom and Karen Brooks" wrote:
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Roscoe2
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
On 5/13/08 6:15 AM, in article
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Wave Jumper
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
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