- Vintage Sara Papers from HOTP
- EKSuccess colored pencils
- Image from Phindy's Place
- Paper Lace from Creative Imaginations
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
OMS Technique (Odorless Mineral Spirits)
This week at For Fun Challenges we are challenging you to try a (possibly) new technique for you - using odorless mineral spirits with colored pencils. This technique works best if the areas to be colored aren't too little or too vast. Use the colored pencils (decent ones, not dollar specials) to color in the darker parts of the image (stamped or digi) and then scribble it through the rest of the area. Using a tortillion (or tightly rolled white cardstock) dipped in OMS - enough to wet the top 1/4 inch well, but not dripping. Then use it in a swirling motion to dissolve and spread the colored pencil through the rest of the area. It is recommended to have two tortillions - one for light colors and one for the darker. This will give your colored areas shading.