I spent a lot of time blurfing today. I saw so many blogs with so many beautiful cards, mostly cards colored with Copic markers. I don't own any Copics, but I admire the cardmakers who color with them. They blend so beautifully and make the images look so "finished".
So I got out my Prismacolor markers and tried to copy some of the same techniques but it didn't work out. Maybe I'm using the wrong type of paper for the Prismas. I'm not sure that Prismas and Copics are both alcohol-based pens. Are they? I need to continue my research if I intend to try coloring with my pens.
I finally got frustrated enough to put the pens away and got out the Prisma pencils. I just love coloring with them so much. They blend so well. Maybe I can learn to use the pens and pencils together somehow. I don't want to give up on the pens just yet. If you know of a blog or site that shows Prisma pen techniques, I'd sure appreciate knowing about it.
The first image (card) is the one I colored using my Prisma pencils. I love this Magenta image. The sentiment is by Memory Box. I actually colored two images. The second image hasn't been made into a card yet, but here it is on the left. Would you like to have this card and second image? You can have them if you post a link to another blog or site showing me Prismacolor pen or pencil techniques. I'll put all names in a hat and draw one out and send you some both of these images and some blank ones for you to color yourself.