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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Have A Hoppy Day

Good Morning...Happy Wednesday To All! This mornings card is really quick and easy. I used a Penny Black stamp (love those frogs) and colored it with Prisma pencils and OMS, then layered it on a rectangle Nestibility and added a few black brads. The background is Swiss Dot Cuttlebug embossing folder (that I see now from the picture is a little off centered so I will have to remove it and try again ---the story of my life...LOL! Thank goodness for Un-Du) . I used EK scallop diamond edge punch. Words are computer generated. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


CelticWoman said...

Kelly that is just the cutest, love that stamp, thanks for the kuddos this morning, Hugs, Sandi

Kelly said...

What I said is what I feel and it came from the heart. Sandi, I can't tell you what an inspiration you are to me!

Anonymous said...

What is the difference between Gamsol & OMS?
Which Prisma pencils do you use?
Do you use blending tips or a dauber or what?
Where does one get instruction on this technique? I consider myself pretty knowledgeable on this stuff, and I am amazed that I know nothing about this! I'd love to learn how to do this.
YOU are an inspiration to me, and I've been doing this stuff for years!!

Kelly said...

Thank you for your comment and your question. I will answer here and also do a daily post.

Question:What is the difference between Gamsol & OMS?
Answer:There is no difference-Gamsol is a brand name for Odorless Mineral Spirits (OMS) Actually I use Mona Lisa brand that can be purchased at Michaels.

Question:Which Prisma pencils do you use?
Answer:I use Prismacolor Premier. Any colored pencils can be used as long as they are wax based. It is important that they are wax based because the OMS "melts" the wax allowing the color to be spread on the paper.

Question: Do you use blending tips or a dauber or what?
Answer: For the most part I use Q-tips. For very small areas that a Q-tip is too large, I use a small watercolor paint brush.

Question:Where does one get instruction on this technique?
Answer:I am self taught with the help of the many tutorials on You Tube. I really do better by "seeing" rather than reading. Here is a link to what I consider to be the best tutorial on the subject of what is called the Magic Colored Pencil Technique (MCPT)

Something that was not asked but is also important, is the paper that is used. It is best to use a smooth paper, I use Beckett Expression which is a little pricey, but well worth it. While learning, you may want to consider a less expensive brand of paper. Georgia Pacific 130lb is a good substitute for Beckett Expression, and can be purchased at Walmart at a fraction of the cost.

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