Creating Captivating Colour with Prismacolor Pencil Crayon and Blog Candy Sponsorship

Have you wondered how to create captivating colour with your Prismacolor pencil crayons?  Today I will show you how to make the most of your Prismacolor pencil crayons.  Why Prismacolor and not regular pencil crayons?  Because Prismacolor pencil crayons blend with the use of Odorless Mineral Spirits.  An Introduction to Prismacolor Pencil Crayons and an Overview of Prismacolor and Odorless Mineral Spirits are informative posts that expand on today’s post.

Today we have a sponsor for you.  Sparkle Creations is an awesome new stamp company owned by Sparkle herself.  Sparkle generously supplied us with Charlotte with a Rose, that you see in my tutorial.  All you have to do is leave a comment and your name will be drawn next week.  Cut off for this blog candy is Tuesday, December 21st.

Stamp out your image.

To ground your image, colour around your image.  My first choice is Mediterranean Blue #PC1022.

With your blending stump and odorless mineral spirits, blend your pencil crayon around the image.  Add skin colour (I use Light Peach #PC 927) and cheek colour (I use Pink #PC 929)

Select two colours on the colour wheel that coordinate.  I picked purple blue and a soft pink.  Blend main colour.  In this step, adding colour instead of leaving a white highlight, is intriguing.  Use your colour wheel to choose coordinating colours.

Look at the colour wheel to determine what third colour coordinates with your image.  I choose to use green on my image.

After referring to the colour wheel, I selected yellow as my highlight colour for the bottom of the dress.

Colour the remainder of your image. Ground your image with brown, grey, or grass.

Close-up of image

Stamp:  Sparkle Creations;  Clouds:  My Favourite Things; Designer Paper:  BasicGrey

Beth’s Tips:

  • Choose designer paper before colouring.  Choosing DP first enhances the beauty of your card
  • Colouring the outside of the image first prevents bleeding of colour onto the image
  • Colour wheels assist in choosing eye-pleasing colours
  • Deepen colours in the shadow areas.  In my image it is under the arm and at the bottom of the leaf

Further Reading

Introduction to the Colour Wheel

Colour Wheel

Introduction to Prismacolor Pencil Crayon

Prismacolor Pencil Crayon

Prismacolor Mini Tutorial

Coordinating Designer Paper with Prismacolor Pencil Crayon

Thank you for making my blog the success that it is.  My weekly tutorials are well received.  Stay tuned for more tutorials in the New Year; this will be my last one until then.

Posted on : Dec 14 2010
Posted under cards, Tutorials |

13 People have left comments on this post

Dec 14, 2010 - 06:12:30
Viv said:

Brilliant tute Beth! I have made friends with my colour wheel since seeing your tutorials! I look forward to seeing more in the New Year! Love Viv xxx

Dec 14, 2010 - 10:12:23
Elaine Allen said:

Hi Beth –

Another lovely piece of art from you. She is just so sweet and I love how she turned out. I also want you to know that I “finally” gave this technique a try. My nephew recently graduated from the Culinary Institute of America and using an image that Sue (Crafting with Sue blog) sent me, I used your technique. Beth, it was so much fun, and it turned out so well. So thank you for sharing with us.
Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas and very special New Year!

Hugs – Elaine

Dec 14, 2010 - 10:12:58
K Hutchinson said:

HOLEY CATFISH BATMAN, this tutorial is outstanding! I have learned so much I might go play in my studio right this minute! LOL! You are always inspiring me 🙂 That image is adorable! Love your card layout too! You ROCK my friend!

Dec 14, 2010 - 12:12:27
Seleise said:

Beth, Thanks for a wonderful tutorial and love Sparkle’s image too. Beautiful coloring and beautiful card!

Dec 14, 2010 - 09:12:15
Jennifer said:

great tutorial! thank you for sharing – of of your posts are all appreciated!

Dec 14, 2010 - 09:12:16
Maggie M said:

Great tutorial! I’ve got Prismacolor pencils, but no crayons. Maybe Santa will bring me some…oh wait! I AM Santa! Love your work! Wishing you and your a very Merry Christmas and a bright and prosperous New Year!

Dec 14, 2010 - 09:12:21
Linda Peterson said:

Wow, how beautiful your card is!

Dec 14, 2010 - 11:12:17
Jovita said:

Beautiful, I like how the color looks so vibrant. Thanks for sharing ~ Jovi

Dec 15, 2010 - 02:12:15
Elaina Larsen said:

Your card is really fantastic. I really like the addition of the clouds. Makes me think she is outside in a garden. The tutorial was really informational for me. I have just started to play around with colored pencils (will be getting prisma’s cor Christmas) and blending mediums. I have just started to follow you blog in the the last month or so and I have really enjoyed it.

Dec 15, 2010 - 02:12:17
Maryann said:

Thanks sooo much for another amazing tutorial hun. It´s sooo easy to understamd, when you explain, and I have learned sooo much from you dear friend. And I really look forward to see, what new you´ll show us in the new year, and I´ll definately be here again then, that´s for sure. Thanks sooo very much for all the great things, you´ve been teaching me this year.
I wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year as well. Take good care hun.
Big hugs Maryann

Dec 15, 2010 - 05:12:15
Sue Worth said:

Hey Beth, Lovely card and, as usual, very clear and understandable tutorial. I love Prismas and find them easier to work with than Copics. Though, I have to admit I do like Copics, as well.

I use baby oil for my blending as I have asthma and am told not to use odorless ms. But the oil works well as long as you don’t have too much on your stump.

Anyway, thanks for a chance to win the lovely little girl.

Have a beautiful Christmas Beth. See you in the new year!


Dec 16, 2010 - 06:12:31
Kimmy K said:

Lovely tutorial. I love that stamp. You always have such beautiful coloring:)

Dec 20, 2010 - 03:12:22
Anne Gaal said:

Hi, Beth! Sweet card and fabulous tutorial on blending! 🙂

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