Thursday, November 19, 2009

Hello, Gamsol!



Since I've become a fan of Copics, my Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol have been stashed away. I was struggling with trying to color Uru and Bird, a Whiff of Joy stamp, with Copics. I didn't have the right greens, and some areas are super detailed. I ruined a couple of images because R39 bled through the lines, and it's really hard to "push" red with the colorless blender.

I picked up a Prisma and started coloring, using the Gamsol to blend and before I knew it, the image was colored! I'd forgotten how much I like using Gamsol and probably have more shades of Prismas than Copics.

There's a tutorial here on the WoJ site, that combines using Copics together with your Prismas and Gamsol. You lay a flat base of color with Copics first, and then use the Prismas and blend with Gamsol for shadowing. You can't do it in reverse order, or the Prismas will ruin your Copics.

Now the Prismas and Gamsol have earned a spot on my desk. I'll be reaching for them more often for detailed images...or until my Oozak order arrives.

Edited to note: I tried using Gamsol on digital images and there was some smearing. Do a test run on some small images before tackling a larger one.

Supplies:
Stamps: Whiff of Joy, Stampin Up (sentiment)
Ink: Memento, Ranger
Cardstock: Stampin Up
Patterned paper: Daisy D's
Other: Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, Nestabilities
Ribbon, twine and button (from Annie--thank you!)

26 comments:

  1. This is fabulous, Donna. So, so, so pretty!!! Thank you for sharing!

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  2. This is beautiful Donna! My pencils and gamsol are collecting dust on the shelf as we speak. I'm gonna go watch the video now. Have a great day!

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  3. WOW - I am just amazed at the excellent colouring you are doing these days Donna... mine looks like a 5 yrs old. Must do more practise. This is a lovely stamp as well. So cute

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  4. WOW WOW WOW!!! this is jaw dropping beauty Donna!!!!!!!! You are a master at this!!!! I love that WOJ tutorial, too! gotta get myself some Gamsol!!!!!!! LOVE LOV LOVE this!!

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  5. Oh my, I LOVE this card Donna! There is something so sweet and special about that image and I think the pencils really enhance the quiet joy of it... does that sound weird? :)
    So amazingly beautiful!

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  6. WOW...Your SOOOOOOOO Good with those Prasmas!!! Love this. Just a perfectly Beautiful Card!

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  7. Oh wow Donna I am so glad you got out your prisma pencils and gamsol again. Amazing coloring... I love the details. superb!!

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  8. Wish I saw your amazing card and tutorial sooner...I hope I didn't ruin my copics when I made that apple card!! Thanks SO much for sharing this and the link to the tutorial! I must have PATIENCE (which I find it hardest when I color).

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  9. WOW!!! Another beauty Donna! THANKS SO MUCH for the tutorial link...I added it to my faves to try soon!!!

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  10. What a gorgeous card, Donna! Prisma or Copic, you are amazing with them! Awesome coloring job, totally inspiring! Love everything about this card, then again... I love all of your cards!! Off to watch the tutorial, thanks for the link! :)

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  11. wow, such lovely coloring, it's so delicate, so perfect. so just where does one find Gamsol? I've never seen or heard of it. I may try that since Copics aren't in my near future.

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  12. Gorgeous colors and blending. Lovely card! So adorable! Great tip. I knew you could mix them but didn't know the order. Thanks!

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  13. Hi Sweetest Donna! Oh, I just LOVE your work! YOU ARE THE QUEEN of COLORING! No matter WHAT medium you use, you know just how to do it PERFECTLY! I LOVE Prisma Color and since my Gamso dried up (just like I seem to be doing in my older years.....you know, my SKIN!!), I have used my Ultra Clean and it works just as good! I don't have the Copics to compare it to, but I'm in LOVE with those colored pencils. They are my STAPLE and so is STICKLES! I wish so badly that I could just sit and COLOR the day away with YOU! I know I'd LEARN SO MUCH, Donna! Thanks for sharing your KNOWLEDGE with me (and so many others) and your WARMTH! It even comes through the internet.....now that's REAL LOVE! Love, Karen xooxox

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  14. Donna, your work is absolutely amazing!! Everything you touch literally turns to gold! :)
    Cant wait for more,
    Cora

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  15. OMG DDd...this is stunning and so so beautiful and peaceful! I could stare at that awesome image all day and as usual your coloring is amazing...hello gamesol..u r soo funny!
    Big Hugs,Me

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  16. I love this card Donna. That image is gorgeous, I might have to buy it! I have ordered a couple of copics so I might have to ask for some advice from you :). The colours you've used are beautiful and you are so good with colouring

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  17. Donna this is a gorgeous card. I love that image. I have bought a couple of copic pens so I might have to ask you for some advice :). I love the colours you have used.

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  18. I so love this! I really do!!! This colouring is jaw droppingly perfect!!! Loooooooove this - oh, said that already

    Hugs,
    Vanessa

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  19. Oh yumminess Donna! I clicked on the photo to see the details, wow! Pure talent you have! I've never tried some of these coloring techniques, you are an inspiration! Love the red ribbon and cute button to finish off the look!

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  20. Donna, I love your Uru n bird... Sometimes coloring pencils catch better than other markers.... I like the way you colored the hat, the dress and the bird. I like your stamp.. Never seen one like this before.

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  21. Love this! So cute and your coloring---simply amazing!

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  22. Ohmy!!! what a suuuuuuuuuuuuper cute card!!! love that stamp and you used it perfectly!! =)

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  23. Donna this is gorgeous - love the sweet stamp, and your colouring tips are so useful :)

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  24. What a fabulous card!
    Thanks for sharing!!

    Regards,
    image editing

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