Friday, August 3, 2007

Coloring... prismacolors and gamsol -- am I doing this right?

So, after a lot of people doing GORGEOUS cards using prismacolor pencils and odorless mineral spirits, I dove in and spent money on the materials. And they sat. And sat. And now I have lost the little sanding boards that will help the blender stubs to get clean... but I have TRIED it!

Am I doing this right?
I like it -- but it seems easy, and folks were saying how hard it is and all... hmmm... I really like coloring, and I am not sure that I want to go with the copic markers... I have always loved colored pencils...

I am hoping for feedback from _someone_ I am lonely here because without photos, no one wants to comment. So -- my first photo in a while, and it is of my first try at coloring with a new technique.

I love the Lizzie Anne Designs stamps, but is the coloring overpowering the stamp, or does it work? I mean, I feel like you can't see the stamp (I used the Basic Gray ink I was raving about) and I like that... but are stamping folks gonna like it? Only YOU can tell me that! I guess I am just going to go on and make some cards ;^)* These were samples for trial and error... now for some more serious efforts!

I have one more Lizzie Anne set coming from Lindsey at Jackson belle Embellishments (there is a contest I want to enter... grin!) but I want some feedback about the coloring technique I am using.

Oh, and can you tell I like "juicy" colors?


SuseADoodle said...

They look wonderful!

Gotta love Prismacolor pencils, don't ya? They've been my favorite for years and years and years and even as they get so expensive that I feel I can't afford them, I find that I can afford them when i don't waste my money on "cheap" pencils that just don't work anywhere nearly as well ...

Keep up the great work!


Lauren (mytime) said...

Julie it looks good to me! Keep working with it and you will feel confortable. Love the colors you chose too!

Julia Stainton said...

I think your coloring looks great! I love LA designs stamps too...htat is my favorite set! Love how you photographed it over your pencils!