Wednesday, December 8, 2010

How to Make Your Colored Pencils Look Like Expensive Markers.

In today’s video, I demonstrate how to make your regular and watercolor pencils look like you used expensive markers. There are several color pencil videos on YouTube; however my technique is slightly different.

We will also be making this card . A special thanks to Joy from Every Day Cricut for this cute card idea, I so scrap lifted! Hope you enjoy the video!





Thanks for visiting and I hope you enjoy this fun and easy technique!
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25 comments:

GlendaLea said...

Wow, I Love this!!! I have also been looking at the ProMarkers, but the cost is too high for me. This is a great alternative! Thanks for an awesome card and a great tutorial!
Glenda
glendalea.blogspot.com

Linda Kaiser said...

You are so welcome. If you don't have water color pencils, the Crayola Watercolor pencils work great and are around $4.00.

Thanks again Linda

Deborah said...

Is there an alternative to the Gamsol? I cannot use chemicals at all. I love your tutorial though. I wish I could use the Gamsol.

Linda Kaiser said...

Deborah: You might try using the colored pencil blender from Artist's Loft. I got mine at Michaels.

You can also use plain water with the watercolor pencils...it works, however the colors will not be as vibrant.

Hope this helps. Linda

Rhian said...

Thanks for the awesome tutorial! I have that same exact set of Karat Aquarell water color pencils so this is perfect - I got it as a gift in 4th grade (I'm 20) so I agree they are really old! lol

Pink Lady's Paradise said...

Love this card. Thanks you so much for sharing your cost saving ideas with us!

Cindy :)

Deneen said...

Thanks for the great technique! I added the mineral spirits to my Walmart list!

A splash here and there said...

Hi Linda! I love how you save me money :)! My kids have a ton of crayola colored pencils so I will be digging through their stuff. Great tutorial!

BTW do you think I can use the Fantastix blending sticks by Tsukineko? Don't know if you're familiar with them...

Thanks again!
;)Melody

LiveLaughScrap said...

Linda,
love your coloring techniques. I will have to try it w/ water color pencils too.
Deborah,
i used to use the chemicals but found i was always getting headaches even with good ventilation. I now use baby oil gel. It works great, smells good too, & dries well w/o an oily residue.

Angi @ CokiePop said...

What a wonderful alternative. Such a beautiful card and a great tutorial.

Linda Kaiser said...

Melody I have not used the Fantastix blending sticks by Tsukineko...but I will look into it. Let me know if they work.

Thanks for the great question.

Linda

Jodie R said...

Awesome, Linda! Thank you so much for posting this video. I love the markers, but they are out of my price range right now.

JennyKozar said...

Awesome Linda - Thank you so much for sharing these tips. Gonna pick me up some mineral spirits tomorrow.
Have a great night!!

Jenny Kozar

Anonymous said...

What a treat! first visit to your site & loved it. Thank you

nadine

Eme' said...

I use the Fantastix blending sticks by Tsukineko and they work great. Thanks for the mineral spirit idea. I've used Crayola Watercolor Pencils forever, I love their rich colors.

Linda Kaiser said...

Eme, thanks for the information! I can't wait to try some of these.

Melody, looks like they will work!

Yahoo!

Luv 2 Create said...

Linda,
You always have such great information. Like you, I have started collecting markers. I buy a few here and few there, but just can't afford the sets and with them you get about half of the colors you want and the other half are colors that you will probably not use. So I like this idea alot. I have the water color pencils already, and you gave us a great fix for what I didn't like about them. Thanks. I'm off to give this technique a try.
Marcie

Kate said...

Thanks for putting that together. I never would have guessed you used Crayola! What a fantastic card! That splash of pink is just perfect to add some excitement.

Maria said...

Thanks for sharing this video. I can't wait to try my water colored pencils and the mineral spirits to color my images!

river cruise said...

It is truly useful and the most beneficial tips that you have shared over here. I like your whole blog very much because it is full of intelligence and creative work.

Patricia said...

I use Crayola colored pencils. They blend well with little effort. Great tutorial. Thanks!

HappyLibrarian said...

Found your blog from EveryDay Cricut. Love, Love, love your work. Thanks for share the colored pencils snowman card.

VICTORIA said...

Love the card and you didn't get a chance to say in the video where you got your stamp I love that snowman.

mlharrell54 said...

I put a square of felt in the bottom of one the tupper mini's and add enough Gamasol to saturate it.
That way, I don't have to worry about over wetting my stump and have less to clean up, if knock my container over. Easy to carry with you, if taking to crop.

Dianne said...

Great card and will use it during the holidays/ I make my caeds about 6 months in advance and this will work out beautifully. TFS.

Dianne Bell - Sewpr02@aol.com

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