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Video: Prismacolor Pencils on Hero Arts Layering Papers

by Emily Midgett June 18, 2018 18 Comments

Good morning! Emily here with you today for my first video for Hero Arts! For my very first post on the Hero Arts blog, I worked with my Prismacolor colored pencils on the Hero Arts Layering Papers and discovered that the papers work beautifully with pencils. The coating on the top of the paper allows the pencils to blend like butter, because the color stays on the top of the paper. For my first video, I wanted to showcase this technique, because I absolutely love finding new uses for supplies that I already have, and thought you might love it too! 

You can watch the video below or in HD here

To start, I die cut a few of the flowers and foliage from the Blossoms for Coloring stamp set with the coordinating Frame Cuts from the dark gray Midnight Mixed Layering Papers. My intention was to create a monochromatic background, but with lots of dimension and texture and bright pops of color. Coloring on the same colored card stock that you use for the background is a great way to achieve that monochromatic look with that lovely pop of color. Those white die cut edges bug me enough that I just had to find a way to work around it haha!  

I stamped all of the images using Unicorn pigment ink, then used my Prismacolor colored pencils and blender pencil to smoothly and quickly blend the colors together. Sometimes, working with pencils can be very time consuming, but for a quick and easy penciled card, the coating on the Layering Papers helps to move the color smoothly and quickly, because you only need one layer of color before doing your blending. After I finished my coloring, I die cut a frame using the Rounded Rectangle Infinity Dies from the same shade of Midnight Mix Layering Papers. 

I stamped a greeting from Hand Drawn Everyday Messages using Versamark ink and heat embossed it in white on an A2 Midnight Mix card front, then adhered my Rounded Rectangle frame with dimensional foam adhesive. Next, I adhered my cluster of Blossoms for Coloring in the corner, and then added a few clear gems to add some sparkle and fill in some bare spots on the bouquet. 

Well, that's all for me today! I hope you enjoyed my video and were able to take away a few tips that will help you get some new uses for your Hero Arts Layering Papers! Thanks so much for visiting, and have a marvelous day! 





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18 Responses

conniecrafter
conniecrafter

June 24, 2018

Love the blending of the colors, so pretty!

lorraine turner
lorraine turner

June 21, 2018

Emily I love how you coloured these flowers, I have a set of 48 Prismacolor pencils and I love using them in my card designs. I haven’t though seen a Prismacolor blender pencil before now and I will be going to Amazon to get one of these as soon as possible. I much prefer this to a blender stub and zest fluid. Thank you for showing me this technique. :O)

Debbie
Debbie

June 20, 2018

What’ s the different between regular paper and layering papers?

Rose Diaz
Rose Diaz

June 19, 2018

W😮W! Great card! So simple & elegant. Your coloring is fantastic. Love it!!! 💜💜💜

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

June 19, 2018

This is fantastic! Thanks for the video 😊

pam edwards
pam edwards

June 19, 2018

These flowers are beautiful.

Billie A
Billie A

June 19, 2018

Wow the coloring looks awesome and on the med shade paper. I love that you don’t have to use white pencil. Your card is stunning. Awesome idea for paper.

Jennifer Gromada
Jennifer Gromada

June 18, 2018

I love this card! The colors blend wonderfully and the little bits on the card make it even more delicate! Great first posting! Can’t wait to see more!

Madge
Madge

June 18, 2018

Wow such vibrate colors… just purchased these pencils can’t wait to try them out.. thank you for the tips!!

Pam
Pam

June 18, 2018

Thank you Emily! Beautiful card and clear instructions :)

Therese
Therese

June 18, 2018

Congrats on your first video. I hope to see more of your creations in the future.

Kirsty Vittetoe
Kirsty Vittetoe

June 18, 2018

Beautiful! Love it!

Henriëtte
Henriëtte

June 18, 2018

Gorgeous colouring and thanks for the tip about the Layering Papers.

Dana M
Dana M

June 18, 2018

Gorgeous! Love that you colored on the same color cardstock as your background. Beautiful coloring.

Karen Hale
Karen Hale

June 18, 2018

Thanks for the great coloring tips, Emily. Lovely, lovely card!

Kren Kurts
Kren Kurts

June 18, 2018

Enjoyed this very much! Thanks for the tips. That layering paper is now on my wish list.

Teresa Doyle
Teresa Doyle

June 18, 2018

This is such a gorgeous card Emily and your video is excellent. I hope to get these coloured pencils one day and in the meantime I am pinning these great videos for reference. You have certainly explained a lot of good tips. Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

Betty
Betty

June 18, 2018

thanks for this tip on coloring on the layering papers – and your card is just lovely, Emily!