Prisma colour pencils come in many beautiful colours and are particularly well suited for layering, blending and shading. You can use these pencils on a wide range of surfaces including vellum and wood!
My first tip for you today is that I have found that the best ink to use with Prisma's is Versafine Onyx Black. This just happens to also be my favourite ink so I might be a bit bias here... But because this is a fast drying oil-based pigment ink it brings out the finest details for any image.
I am going to show you today how I blended and shaded the poppies on my TSG#48 card. The colours I used are PC1032 Pumpkin Orange, PC924 Crimson Red, PC925 Crismon lake, PC1005 Limespeel, PC1090 Kelp Green, PC908 Dark Green and PC935 Black. I find it is also handy to have a really good quality sharpner near by... Mine is a Prisma sharpner so it is perfect for these types of pencils because of the soft, creamy consistency of the lead.
When I am colouring in any image I always start with lightest colour first so in this case I started with "Pumpkin Orange".
This is colour is infact a real orange but through trial and error I have found it really works best when using my reds.
Next I used the "Crimson Red". Now this is where the fun begins you get to pick out where you would like to put your shading (mostly where the shadows go). When I am colouring somthing like a flower I usually colour the middle bits darker and go lighter towards the edges.
Next I am shading with "Crimson Lake". This time I am going over the "Crimson Red" and just making the flower look darker in the middle.
Then after I am happy with the genral look of the colours together I blend then all in until I am happy with how it looks.
Next I use my black to highligh and shade the flower. And then I use my 3 green's to colour in the stems.
And this is the flower finished...
And this is them on my card...
I hoped you liked seeing a little of what I do with my Prisma's.
And hope that I have encouraged you to try them out.