Sunday, 17 July 2016

Tonic Pick of the bunch | blending pencils with baby oil

Hello there, well many of you may follow me over at Facebook and might of heard that a few weeks ago I was having a few issues with my spectrum noir alcohol markers, well to cut a long story short I'm no longer using them anymore as I feel they don't seem to blend as good as other brands. Maybe in the near future I might invest in more better quality markers but for now, with budgets being how they are, I've took the decision to just use my colouring pencils and use the baby oil technique, to get smooth colour look.    

Created stitched panel using the silhouette cameo and cut out the panel using kraft card, then stamped the Tonic pick of bunch rose with memento tuxedo black ink and my homemade stamp tool onto the panel. Started colouring in the roses and leaves with WHSmith artist's colouring pencils, to create a smooth finish, I use a paper stump with some baby oil and blended the colours together. Next stamped "Thinking of you" with the same memento tuxedo black ink and the homemade stamp tool.   

Cut a piece of fun foam to fit the back of the panel and applied double sided tape and adhere this to the back of the card, then applied more double sided tape to the back of the foam and adhere the panel to A2 (US size) card blank.  Applied a couple drops of Anita's clear 3D gel to create clear droplets and added a few sequins in clear and gold and adhered these with micro glue dots. To finish the card I added a little clear wink of stella glitter pen to the rose and rose bud. 

Have you tried this technique? or are you going to give this a try in the future? If so please do let me know what you have created and what you have made. Enjoy the rest of your day.

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  1. Can you believe it. I've just done this very thing! I shared a piece on IG last week that I wasn't happy with and someone suggested blending the coloured pencil with baby oil. It does give a nice look - and it smells great! I don't have any paper stumps, so just used some cotton buds. I'll be trying this again! I'm sorry you're having trouble with your SN markers. I use Copics and would say, although I'm very new to them and need to practice, they are beautiful to work with. I tend to try and save up for a batch of maybe 4-5 once every few months. I get mine from Cult Pens, which has excellent service and free postage over £10. And a packet of mini Haribo too! They are also the cheapest I've seen Copics. Xx

  2. It's true what they say, great minds do think alike. It's such an easy technique the baby oil blending isn't it? I saw your photo the one you blended and it was beautiful. Thank you on the the top tip on the copics at cult pens, maybe I might invest in them one day when my budget will allow. It's always handy to know the best place to purchase these things.

    Hugs xx

  3. This truly beautiful, Missy. Flawless colouring and the warm colours against the simple kraft card is simply perfect. And you have just the right amount of sequins for a touch of class. Very well composed... great job, my friend!
    hugs Asha

    1. Aw thank you ever so much for kindness, you are amazing friend my sweetie. Hope you are enjoying good weather like us in the UK? Hugs xx

  4. Love this! Didn't know you could blend with baby oil but you can bet I'll be trying it out! Thanks for the inspiration!


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