Tuesday, March 27, 2012

WOYWW #147

Welcome to my desk on this fabulous WOYWW (What's on your workdesk Wednesday)!  I have to admit to cheating a bit this week - I'm actually going to be out celebrating Wednesday so I'm posting this fairly early on Tuesday night for me.  This IS what is on my desk, it's just not being used.   I'm all set up to do some coloring - I treated myself to a couple of cute images, and plan on having a blast coloring them at SOME point!  

The stamps, that I'm set up to color, are not my own, and therefore not shown here in their uncolored state.
I use Bic Mark-It markers, a few Copics and PrismaColor markers that aren't shown in the photo, as well as PrismaColor and regular old Crayola colored pencils to color images.  I use the baby oil as blending solution (It's much cheaper and smells SO much better than other products, and works well for me) with my paper stump.  Bev Rochester has some great videos that I learned from - look for the Quick Flicks or Coloring videos.

Also, for those interested, I have another post today that has a tutorial for the lacey paper rosettes that I was making in last week's WOYWW.




20 comments:

  1. Never thought to use baby oil, but I'm not much for coloring and don't have any Copics or Promarkers. So not sure what you are using it for, but I like that my imagination took over (grin). Happy WOYWW from #3.

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    1. I actually use it to blend out the colored pencil. It provides a nice finish, and allows me to blend out fades really well.

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  2. Those pens look delightful--and I do love a good tutorial!!

    :)trisha
    #43

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  3. Baby oil... I would have thought it would mark you paper but perhaps not if you blend it well? Your desk looks lovely and neat and tidy. Enjoy your day out! Annette #22

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    1. I dampen my paper stump with it, then dab it on the paper towel before using it on colored sections. Because it's not "dripping wet", it doesn't spread out...it's a very controlled use. I wasn't sure when I first tried it, but I've used it for a while now and love it!

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  4. What a fab idea, might try that! I love colouring and am a complete pen/marker hoarder. Take care & enjoy this weeks snoop of WOYWW desks. Zo xx 77

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  5. Lots of great pens and colouring crayons on your desk, great selection of colours. Enjoy your day :)

    Have a great WOYWW and a fab week, Luv Karen #91

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  6. Well, I must try that baby oil out, as the other stuff does smell pretty bad!!lovely tidy desk, enjoy your day out today, Hugs May x x x No14

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  7. I've tried the oil, pencil colouring thingy, but with no luck, it just looks greasy and messy and..yes, the baby oil spells lovely! Thanks for my snoop,
    have a great crafting week. HaPpY wOyWw!!
    ((Lyn)) #19 now!

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  8. Love the baby oil idea. I really enjoy coloring and just started purchasing some Copics sine I mostly use Prismacolor pencils and markers. I'm definitely giving the baby oil a try! Thanks for this post!

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  9. great looking desk Sara! Enjoy your day out! Hope you have a great week and thanks for sharing! Vickie #138

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  10. I LOVE colouring! Your pens and pencils look so inviting, I want to dive in right now!
    HUgs, LLJ #74 xx

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  11. Colouring - great fun. Love your organises workspace.
    Suzanne #90

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  12. great tip about the baby oil, thanks for sharing that, great desk too!

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  13. I always wondered what blending solution to use as I am allergic to so many chemicals and just have not wanted to go there. So with your post I am off to experiment with baby oil and blending stumps. Thanks a million.

    Eliza

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  14. was wondering what the baby oil is for,glad you explained,have a great week :)

    happy woyww

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  15. The secrets out then...baby oil has so many uses. Here's another...use to prevent mozzie bits! Rub over exposed skin when mozzies are lurking. It's great and really works plus again smells much better than those other products.
    All those colour pencils look great. I love colouring ;)
    Hope your day was a good one. Thanks for letting me peek at your desk :D
    Neesie #30

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  16. Oooh, pencil envy, I love all the colours, Very neat desk, gold star x
    Sophie no.183

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  17. lots of colouring mediums there... I have also tried the baby oil method to blend my pencil colouring, but I wasn't convinced it worked - I was going to get some gamasol, but didn't know whether it was down to my pencils - or the oil. I do have those blending stubs though.

    I popped over to your celebration post, and was interested about the date line issue with your birthday - good on you for having 48hours of celebrations... Happy (belated) Birthday.

    Thank you for sharing your workspace - and happy WOYWW 147
    hugs

    Paula x x x (#51)

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  18. Great loads of colouring mediums there - I've tried the baby oil belnding technique before and i'm not sure that it worked - but then again, not sure whether it was the pencils or the oil. I have Derwent pencils - Prisma are not very widely available - also wonder whether it may have been the paper too - is there a perfect blend of the above to make the technique better?

    Also read your post about your celebrations and was interested about the timezone thing with your birthday! Wishing you a belated Happy Birthday.

    Thank you for sharing your workspace - and happy WOYWW 147
    hugs

    Paula x x x (#51)

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