Apr 28, 2009

Revisiting Colored Pencils...

Good morning!

As regulars to my blog, you probably know how much I LOVE my Copic Markers since I use them all the time! But a few weekends ago, I decided to pull out my Koh-i-noor pencils, Odorless Mineral Spirits and blending stumps and revisit my go-to coloring supplies before I fell in love with Copics.

Because I wanted a 'watercolor' feel to my images, I used Georgia Pacific cardstock for my images. I like to use this porous paper when I want this look for my shading. I also used Tim Holtz's Distress Inks and blending foams to shade the papers and age them a little.

The stamps are all from Stampin Up and everything was stamped in Black Memento ink ...


and the inside of this card...

The theme for PaperCraft Planet's Design Team this month is Mothers/Babies, so I was thinking of that while I made both of these cards. The next card uses the same stamp set, but this time I went bright and springy with the colors...


and the inside of this card...

I fell in love with my Colored pencils all over again with these cards! lol! The one thing that I adore especially about the OMS technique is the control you have with your shading. Copics aren't always as forgiving.

I challenge you - revisit an old technique that you've neglected and fall in love all over again!
Jessica

5 comments:

Linda said...

I love the bunny in the basket. The coloring is amazing. You are very talented !!!

Tina Gilliland said...

Ohhhh I so love these cards! Those stamps are two I never got and wanted so badly! Darn it! LOL Time to e-bay! LOL VERY pretty cards... very pretty.

Selma said...

This is a great article Jessica. I also love my Copics but really enjoy how well you can blend with Koh-i-noor pencils and OMS. Your cards are all so pretty.

Susan G said...

I'm so glad you revisited the pencils! These cards are gorgeous. I'm still practicing with my pencils.

catdidit said...

Both are so very gorgeous Jessica! LOVE your coloring with the pencils! It rocks too!

I love using the GP paper too for colored pencils because of the look it gives you, since I cannot watercolor for the life of me...lol! this is as close as I can get! LOL

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