A Bottleful Of Prismacolor – Video!

by Therese Calvird

Hi it’s Therese and today I have a clean and simple masculine card to share using the Bottleful Of stamp set.

Happy Thoughts - Detail copy

I wanted to create my own speech bubble so it was a simple as colouring some white cardstock with a Copic marker and masking off a corner of one of the labels in the stamp set and adding a quick couple of lines with a Copic multiliner.

Happy Thoughts copy

I decided to film as I created and you can see my video here or Watch it in HD at Youtube.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today,




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Beth Holt March 16, 2016 - 9:39 AM

Awesome CAS card! The glossy accents were the perfect addition in the end:)

Janet March 16, 2016 - 10:54 AM

Brilliant card Therese – love it and your colouring :-)

Maria Rodriguez March 16, 2016 - 11:04 AM

WOW!! love how you gave this bottle the contours on each side of the neck, awesomely done!!!
I was wondering…..I also use Prismacolor pencils on my cards and I use baby oil instead of the Gamsol, mainly because I saw a Utube video that said it was the same and, since I had a small bottle left over from when my grandchildren were babies, I figured I will just use that.
But I love how your colors blend beautifully and there is no oily stains on your bottle, I didn’t see you dip the paper stump on anything so I assume the stumps are already kind of soaked with Gamsol.
I doubt you’ve ever used baby oil for this technique but I’m venturing to ask you if you would recommend the Gamsol instead.
This card would be perfect for my hubby, his birthday is coming soon and we love our beer.
Thank you so much for this video, I enjoy watching you create this awesome card.
Oh, by the way, so glad you removed the white dots, they looked unnatural, the Crystal Effects drops look amazing.
Big Hugs,
Maria Rodriguez.

Therese March 16, 2016 - 5:46 PM

Hi Maria, I agree the white dots just weren’t working at all, so I’m glad I changed them too. I have never tried baby oil but have heard that it works really well. I usually use ‘Odourless Solvent’ or it’s also called white odourless mineral spirits (Gamsol is a brand name – but I do like the container it comes in – it’s similar to a dauber bottle as it has a sponge on top and you may not have seen it within the youtube picture but I was touching my blending stump to it before I put it on the image). Apparently you can also use Vaseline to blend the colours and I will definitely try this one day as it looks like it gives a very vibrant finish. The mineral spirits are very affordable and you can buy them from most art and some craft stores, I would definitely recommend trying them because it can give you a different look using products that you already own. Hope this is helpful, and thanks so much for your sweet comment, I hope you have a great and crafty day. Therese

Renee M March 16, 2016 - 11:24 AM

Such a great, creative card!

Clelie March 16, 2016 - 11:27 AM

Great tutorial, Therese!…wow, watching all the layers go on was amazing. I would really like to know how you sharpen your prismacolors…electric sharpener?…bullet sharpener?…any tips? (pardon the pun!) :)

Therese March 16, 2016 - 5:51 PM

Hi Clelie, I use a ‘Prismacolor’ pencil sharpener, it’s the dark grey one that has a well to catch the shavings. I have considered trying an electric sharpener but have not ventured there as yet. Thanks so much for your visit and comment, Have a great day, Therese

conil March 16, 2016 - 4:42 PM

The shading on your bottle is simply fantastic. Looks like the bottle is frosty and cool and I could reach out and take a swig

barb macaskill March 16, 2016 - 10:33 PM

LOVE this card! I just got the 150 set of Prismacolors and am having fun playing around with them. I am amazed at the difference in different brands and never gave them a thought till I read a TON of reviews online. I chose to go Prismacolor because they had the most good reviews and I also have all of their dual tip markers that I won a couple years ago. I have not gotten brave enough to use them together yet but will be soon.
I have the Prismacolor sharpener but have found that it makes my sharpened tips fall off. I have tried using less pressure, more pressure and medium pressure and it does the same thing with every single pencil I try to sharpen. Any tips that I can try? THanks for the great tutorial and I am dying to get all the new inks and quite a few stamps! I did the hop and hope to get lucky so I can get most of my wants (NEEDS) sooner than later!
Another question, will the gray inks be sold as mini sets any time soon? I prefer the mini pads because I can have more inks stored using a lot less space! LOL
THanks and see you soon!

Therese Calvird March 17, 2016 - 12:00 AM

Hi Barb, I’m so excited for you, these pencils are wonderful and my fave to colour with too! I do have problems with sharpening and have had better success with my Prismacolor sharpener by not pushing as hard into the sharpener, and twisting the pencil not the sharpener. Although I have a had couple of pencils (over the years) that I have just given up on and replaced by buying single stock, it was like the lead was broken all the way down, maybe they had been dropped, because after all, it is a long way for them to come to Australia lol. I have been considering buying a set of Polychromos as they are much stronger in that regard, and once you get used to them they are fabulous too, but they are definitely not as ‘easy’ and ‘creamy’ to use as the Prismacolor. And some good news I just checked the shop and the set of grey’s is already in stock. Thanks so much for your visit and lovely comment, hope you have a great day, Therese. ps I use the ‘longer’ point of the Prismacolor sharpener now – it’s the one on the right side, and good luck with the hop, you just never know!

Barb Ghig March 17, 2016 - 4:42 PM

Such a fabulous masculine card, Therese! And, your coloring and details are AMAZING!!! Thank you so much for the video…it really helps to watch you while you’re working. Also, thank you for the above discussions about pencils/Gamsol/sharpeners…very informative!

Celeste Goff March 17, 2016 - 6:48 PM

What an amazingly wonderful card Terese! Your coloring skills never cease to amaze me!


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