Sunday, September 25, 2016

Blending colored pencils with Odorless Mineral Spirits

I bought the stuff to try this technique a long time ago.  As with most techniques that I want to try, it gets sat down and things I want to try tend to pile up in my mind faster than I can do them.  Before I know it, I have completely forgot that I bought the stuff or I forget the technique altogether.  Sad, I know...  I hope I'm not the only crafter that has an A.D.D. brain.

Last night I saw a YouTube video using this technique.  She was using Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol and she was raving about how much she loved her new found technique.  How she loved it better than using her COPICS!  Wait, whhaatt?  Did I just hear she wasn't even using her Copics, anymore?  I knew right then that I had to give this technique a try!

So today, I sat down with my colored pencils, my art journal, and some odorless mineral spirits.  And boy, do I love this technique!
Here is a picture where I stopped after doing most of the flower so you could see for yourself how amazing this technique looks...  If you would like for me to write a tutorial on this technique, just let me know!  I hope you will give this technique a try.

Now go make something crafty...

**IMPORTANT REMINDER-- Gamsol and Odorless Mineral Spirits are NOT FOR CHILDREN!  If you have them in your home, garage, scraproom, etc. please make sure that they are clearly marked, that they are in secure childproof containers, and kept out of reach of children.  If a child happens to get in them, please call you local hospital, poison control center, or 911 for instructions on what to do next!

Halloween Card

The papers are all DCWV and the witch was colored using Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.