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Coloring Techniques

Hey Krazies -

I know a lot of you are stampers and oh how I envy you.  I'm  really wanting to learn different techniques but haven't been able to find a class in my area.  Hugs and Chirps!  I have pro markers and color pencils as well as watercolor crayons and these are the results I'm getting - take a peek and let me know what you think. Sure would appreciate it :)
















Hugs and stuffs!


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  1. Tangee I don't do a lot of coloring, but I use the pencils with the mineral oil and that works best for me. I think I'm color challenged like you! Other than that I use the CTM markers or other markers and either press lightly or harder depending on the depth I'm going for. Good luck!

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  2. I use the pencils and Gamsol as well - but have recently tried Tombow markers ( watercolor markers) - and I have to say, they are cheap to purchase and very easy to use!

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  3. Just have fun, stop over thinking. You don't have to blend to color and have beautiful pictures. I used Promarkers and don't always blend anything and they look great! And DON'T buy copics too much money! Promarkers are the same with a little more learning curve and a lot less money. Good Luck!

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  4. Hi, I think you might like the Copic markers, but since they are so expensive, I learned about the
    Bic Alcohol Markers from Gina at GinaK Designs on Stamp TV. I think the trick is the ALCOHOL marker as opposed to water markers. Also, I have learned a great deal about this type coloring from Amy over at Prairie Paper & Ink. Her coloring techniques are great. She has a blog and also lots of videos on YouTube. Good Luck! Oh, the Bics are about $17 @ Walmart.

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  5. I do not have Copic Marker or any other tool to paint.I am a little nervous about that.I wish I could juts use my Crayons...LOL

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  6. I use my pencils with the gamsol all the time and I love the copics. I made that investment before I know of the less expensive brands

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  7. I swore I would never color...then realized I wanted to color the skin on my cricut cuts!

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  8. I use the tim holtz distress inks.... i paint with a water brush and pull the ink colors directly from the pad. He also just released matching markers which I havent tried yet. Also CTMH inks work too. I am getting a few of the markers and will let you know how that goes.

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  9. I'm not big on coloring either so I feel your pain!!

    Ildi-The Craftin Mama
    www.thecraftinmama.blogspot.com
    ildij3@verizon.net

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  10. I tried the pencils and odorless mineral spirits once and at first I didn't like it. The mineral spirits left a giant oil mark on the paper and I was so disappointed. I put it in my trash pile and a few days later, when I was throwing it away I looked again. It was gone! I was so happy. It really came out pretty. I also have the SU crayons, but haven't played with them yet.

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  11. The "blender" name on that marker is kind of misleading. It actually removes the color from things. You're better off using a lighter and darker shade in the same color family to blend with Promarkers. There are some videos here http://www.letraset.com/shopcontent.asp?type=Tutorials for the Promarkers. They are alcohol ink, like Copics, so they work similarly.

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  12. Hi! Check out Suzanne Dean's 'Color Me Creative' site. She has several videos on YouTube. She uses copics. I use copics and love them but they are expensive so I can only buy a few at a time. She is giving classes in Maryland in May and her friend is giving classes on how to color with pencils. I have learned a lot from Suzanne's classes.

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