Monday, March 24, 2008

Prismacolor and H20 Tutorial!..#1

The Monkey I used is from High Hopes Stamps....His name is "Monkey Mike" and he is one of there New Releases! Isn't he a Sweetie?

Here is a list of the Prismacolor Pencils I used on this Monkey Mike:

Sienna Brown - PC945

Light Peach - PC927

Process Red - PC 994

Crimson Red - PC 924

These 4 colors are very common colors for me to use. Meaning.... when Iuse a brown ..Sienna brown is the one I use the most. Light Peach and reg Peach are the ones I use most often for faces. Crimson Red is the one I use most often for cheeks. Process red or any pink will do for ears ...bellies...on this image Process Red looked the best to me.

I love Prismacolor pencils and add to them whenever possible. Everyone has their own taste in colors ....as well certain images and occasions call for certain colors. Prismacolors come in a Fantastic amount of colors and when blended with OMS...they brighten up like a marker.

There are many different types of OMS (oderless mineral spirits)..Some people use Gamsol. Gamsol is one OMS that is not readily available around here so I use Mona Lisa OMS. I buy it at Micheal's for around $9.00. To keep the OMS easily available for use I cut a cosmetic sponge to fit in a little paint pot container .....I then pour a little of the OMS inside. The container has a lid so I can use OMS this way for several days before it dries out. I use paper art stumps to blend....I try to use a different one for each color family .....and to clean some color off for the next one... I just wipe it across some copy paper.

There are many Wonderful and more thorough tutorials out there for Prismacolor Pencils and OMS.

Here are a few...
and

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ee/index.php/resources/tutorials/gamsol_magic/

I must tell you all that this is my first Tutorial......and I have no idea what I am doing! Whether I am saying too much or too little....I don't want to bore you all. I also hope I don't make this all seem complicated....because none of it is. It is all very easy to do....If you have any questions please feel free to ask!

The following Prismacolor and H20 Tutorial..#2 will be including how to use the H20's. I will post it later.

Thanks for looking and I hope you all had a Wonderful Easter!!

25 comments:

Marja Sch said...

Thanks a lot for sharing Ila.

MonicaO said...

Thanks for sharing.
It's a very good tutorial.

//Monica

Leonie said...

Thank you so much for this tutorial Ila!!

I've a question about the paper stumps. They are pretty big and how do you make sure you don't cross the black line?

Your coloring is very precisely and mine cross the line :)

~ Leonie ~

Jean said...

Oh my I am so glad you have done this tutorial, these help slow learners such as me :) I colored in the whole image until a week ago! It is so much nicer this way and gives the shading more naturally. Thanks again Ila!

Ann C. said...

Thank you for this very useful tutorial! You did a good job and I don't think you said *too much*. You explained it very well. I have loved to color with colored pencils since I was a little girl and also use watercolor colored pencils. I like the Copic markers but I can't justify that type of expense. I appreciated your explanation of how the OMS affected the colored pencil. I know how to shade so now I will try OMS. Thanks!

Ying Pang, said...

great tutorial, thanks for sharing.

Flossie's Follies said...

Your tutorial was fantastic, thanks for sharing, your coloring is so beautiful it is nice of you to share your knowledge and creativity. Thanks.

Claudia said...

that sure was a lot of work to show us... thank you for sharing the technique i cant wait to see number 2!

Tracy.H said...

You make it look so easy! I am lovin' this monkey...might have to get this one on my next HighHopes order. :0)

Alexandra said...

Great tutorial Ila - love that adorable monkey! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Kelly Schelske said...

Great tutorial!! I am off to buy more OMS today at Micheals!! I think it was just perfect, not too much and not toto little!! Great job, am looking forward to part 2 as well!!

Kelly

Suzanne said...

Wow what a great tutorial just the right amount of information now to try and put it into practice!! Can't wait for the H2O one as I can't get on with them at all!! Sue :o)

Deborah said...

Awesome tutorial! I am coming right over for a personal demo! It might be awhile though with customs and all! Can't wait for part 2! Hugs, Deb

Carolyn King said...

you did a FANTASTIC job---i am now anxiously awaiting the twinkiling H20s part!!!

dpkennedy said...

Wonderful so far! I can't wait to see the rest! Your coloring is awesome! Hope you had a wonderful Easter Ila!!

Han said...

Thanks so much for this I have just bought some Prismacolours and I was not sure how to blend them xx

Lia said...

yhanks for sharing it is really good

My Paper World said...

Ila you are such a sweetie!
Thank you so much for sharing! Your tutorial is fantastic!
Nicola xx

Beth Norman said...

Beautifully done. TFS.

Maria said...

Thank you so much for your tutorial! I am waiting for my prismas to come and I can't wait to use them with the help of your tutorial. Where do you buy the paper stumps?

Karen H said...

AWESOME, I do so love tutorials. The detail is fantastic. I can't wait to try this.

Karen H
Round Rock, Texas

CraftyC said...

A great tutorial so detailed. Use my prisma pencils at times but now its so clearer. Thanks
Clairexx

Lisa Marie said...

Hi Ila!! I loveeeeee your blog. Your work is amazing. Can you tell me if you use the H2O Twinkling paints on the images?
Have a great day! I can't wait to see another card! They are amazing.
Lisa Marie :o)

Ila said...

Hi Lisa,
I didn't have your email addy so I hope you come back to read this...
To answer your question going on to Tutoria #2 will explain exactly how I use the h20's over the prismacolored image....

http://artfullyila.blogspot.com/2008/03/prismacolor-and-h20-tutorial-2.html

Have a Great Day!! and Thanks for writing!!

Ila :o)

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