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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.
You can see the shading effect the best on the strawberries and the mouse. Materials:
  • Vintage Sara Papers from HOTP
  • EKSuccess colored pencils
  • Image from Phindy's Place
  • Paper Lace from Creative Imaginations


alicaz said...

really cute! love your coloring and the image is adorable! Good job coloring with pencils!

CraftinGranny said...

What a great image! Strawberries are my fav fruit. That cake just looks yummy. Great job on the coloring!
"Hugs" Carol

Marlene said...

Hmmm...Blogger ate my post!

Very pretty! I love using my prismacolor pencils and OMS (Gamsol, in my case).

Marlene said...

Very pretty! I love using my prismacolor pencils and OMS (Gamsol, in my case).

Tracey said...

Great card Mary, that cake looks good enough to eat!


Helen Dooley said...

great card Mary. Thanks for doing such a great job.