Saturday, June 18, 2011

Father's Day - with new technique

It seems I have seen people talk about using odorless mineral spirits to blend colored pencils a lot lately, so I finally caved and decided to give it a try. I was pleasantly surprised to find it at Michael's last week, and to discover it was really inexpensive (especially with a coupon!). So I pulled out a Unity Stamp image, colored it with my Prismacolor Pencils, and just used a Q-tip dipped in the mineral spirits to blend it. Worked like a charm! I couldn't believe how much neater it made the image look! And a lot cheaper than buying Copic markers!

I kept this card pretty simple, and added a sentiment from My Creative Time stamps to finish it - which I must say fit PERFECTLY with that stamped image! Tomorrow I'll show you the card I made for my hubby for Father's Day! I don't want to risk him getting on here and seeing it before then!


  1. Love the stamp! I've recently done the blending of colored pencils too (I just tried it this past week). I was afraid to get the odorless mineral spirits though, so I tried the other suggestion: baby oil! It works very well, and I was rather pleased with it! Makes owning 50 Crayola colored pencils much better than attempting to buy Copics (although I did recently buy the Bic Mark-Its). Anyway, thanks for sharing your card! There's nothing that I don't like about it!