Username Post: Stampin' Up Watercolor Pencils        (Topic#1509225)
CraftyCandace
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Do you recommend them? Why or why not?

I've been eyeing the Prismacolor ones at HL but they're a bit out of my price range.

I also saw on the Stampin' Up catalog the Stampin' Pastels. How exactly do you use those and would they be a better purchase than the pencils?

Thanks in advance!

Candace


 
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By the way, I mostly want these for coloring in stamped images.


 
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I got some watercolour pencils at ACM and some at Wally and they work fine. Not sure about the SU ones, but I do like the ones I got from CTMH. Though I'll probably end up getting Prisma since they seem to be recommended a lot, but I'll get them at my local Office Depot with a coupon if they'll allow it. If not, I'll just use the rewards points I'll get for my school supplies.


 
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  • Candace M. Said:
Do you recommend them? Why or why not?

I've been eyeing the Prismacolor ones at HL but they're a bit out of my price range.

I also saw on the Stampin' Up catalog the Stampin' Pastels. How exactly do you use those and would they be a better purchase than the pencils?

Thanks in advance!

Candace


Candace. when you say Pastels, do you mean the chalk?
I LOVE LOVE LOVE the pencils. I did my latest ATC with them and then used blender pens to make the coloring smoother.


 
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  • ekip2 on 07-07-09 05:09 AM
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I have both products you mentioned. the SU! pastels and the pencils.

Pastels - yes they are chalk. Like many products - I've found quality counts with chalk. There are other good manufacturers of chalk as well as SU! just don't get the super cheap ones at the dollar sections. I use chalk to do lots of things. I've colored in imagaes that were stamped - I've used it to color in stencils. I've stamped an image with versamark ink and then used chalk to rub over it and it makes anice way to color it in. I use an applicator I can't find here to hold the tiny pom poms I showed below to control the application of chalk. I also use one of the chalk erasers to clean up any smudges or mistakes I make.

Pencils - I have the SU! ones (can you tell a friend used to be a rep LOL) but again any good quality works well. I use them as is to color an image - or I use the blender pen I showed below and will put down some pencil and "blend" it a bit so it looks less defined. In this case - all you have to do when you want to change color is to lightly rub the blender pen on scrap paper till it writes clear again.

Did I ramble? Or answer the question or both? My brain isn't awake yet LOL. Andrea


 
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  • Tahi on 07-07-09 06:53 AM
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I have only use the pastels and as ekip2 mentioned are used for several stuff... my favorite is to use it with a blender pen.... good luck


 
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  • ekip2 Said:
I have both products you mentioned. the SU! pastels and the pencils.

Pastels - yes they are chalk. Like many products - I've found quality counts with chalk. There are other good manufacturers of chalk as well as SU! just don't get the super cheap ones at the dollar sections. I use chalk to do lots of things. I've colored in imagaes that were stamped - I've used it to color in stencils. I've stamped an image with versamark ink and then used chalk to rub over it and it makes anice way to color it in. I use an applicator I can't find here to hold the tiny pom poms I showed below to control the application of chalk. I also use one of the chalk erasers to clean up any smudges or mistakes I make.

Pencils - I have the SU! ones (can you tell a friend used to be a rep LOL) but again any good quality works well. I use them as is to color an image - or I use the blender pen I showed below and will put down some pencil and "blend" it a bit so it looks less defined. In this case - all you have to do when you want to change color is to lightly rub the blender pen on scrap paper till it writes clear again.

Did I ramble? Or answer the question or both? My brain isn't awake yet LOL. Andrea



what she said!

You can also use the blender pen with the chalks...just use it in a corner of it instead of out of the middle of your chalk cake so you can still use it "dry" if you want for other stuff. Did that make sense???


 
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I have the Stampin Up pencils and the blender pen. I use them to fill in stamps (mostly for cards), but have also used them to outline titles on layouts with nice results. Only thing is that SU does not have a nice selection of greens, they are blue green no yellow green at all. I have not tried the Prisma colors.

For chalks I LOVE my Pebbles!


Edited by scrap4brains on 07-07-09 07:29 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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