It’s coloring time again, crafters! And yes, I do have a video again for you today featuring some Purple Onion Designs stamps and my beloved Polychromos pencils. Because the question comes up on a regular basis: yes, you can use your Prismacolor pencils just as well with the techniques I am showing (and probably some other brands as well that I don’t even know). If in doubt, just give it a try – experimenting never hurts.
So far, my favorite paper for colored pencils has been Torchon watercolor paper, simply because it’s both bright white and has enough texture for the color pigments to hold on to. I finally got around to try coloring on heavy Bazzill Marshmallow Card Shoppe card stock and was very pleasantly surprised: the paper is fairly smooth, but has still enough “tooth” to help the pigment cling. It also holds up very well to many layers of color – the Torchon paper starts to tear a bit on the surface after a while when you work in the fourth or seventh layer of color. So, seems like I need to use the Bazzill paper more in the future.
The sentiment is also by Purple Onion Designs and I heat embossed it with gold embossing powder. I just love the look of gold embossing, especially with a beautiful big sentiment as this one. I also felt that having the sentiment in black would maybe overwhelm little Oakley over to the side.
For some additional interest, I embossed the Wplus9 Sunshine die into the card front and added a few sequins for sparkle and interest. As you can see, coloring on cards doesn’t have to be extensive and cover the entire card. Sometimes, a well-placed image is already enough.