Prismacolor Bear

Okay, as some of you know, I've been on a mission to figure out the prismacolor technique. I've tried all sorts of things (including baby oil! LOL!) with very disappointing results. So, boy was I ever thrilled when Cindy Lou Who offered to walk me through it in a live chat! (Cindy has an AWESOME blog - check her out! Oh and while you're there let her know you want to buy some coasters. If there's enough interest, she's planning on doing a bulk order soon and I want more supplies to make coaster boxes!) What a patient soul she is!!! My coloring didn't turn out near as awesome as her creations, but I'm just pleased as punch it actually worked! :)

So, here's my first prismacolor and mineral spirits card. Went for a simple layout with an old CTMH wood mounted image from the deep, dark bowels of my collection. Began by stamping the CTMH Teddy Bear Love with Stazon Timber Brown on Whisper White cardstock. Then colored in with prismacolor pencils and blended with Odorless Mineral Spirits and a tortillon. Then I used my Stamp-a-majig to stamp the Cat's Pajamas Happy Valentine's Day in the center of the heart. Matted on the reverse side of the yummylicious striped Crate Paper and another mat of Chocolate Chip. The base is Cranberry Crisp stamped in the same color of ink with Linen. Used some cranberry crisp stitched ribbon and the small and large oval punches and some brads for the tabs. Rounded corners with my Creative Memories corner rouner and added some glitz with crystal effects and dazzling diamonds. There you have it, just about as simple as this stamper gets! LOL! :) And don't forget to wander over to Cindy's blog! :)


  1. OK, I have to ask.....WHAT is a tortillon??? would a blender pen or aquapainter work the same?? This is awesome!! Very cute for V-day!!


  2. You did AWESOME JULEE!!! Kudos to you girl!! I am so glad I could help. We all had to start somewhere right? You are on your way now baby!
    I can see it now... *looking bright eyed* are the next PrismaGoddess!!!


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