Hello fellow crafters!! I am so excited to share my new goodies with you guys!! I just received my order from Amazon yesterday and had to bust out my camera to shoot a quick little video, which is up on my YouTube channel. Click here to be taken directly to that video.
I was actually going to get myself these for Christmas but we ended up spending all of our money on our kid and, well, hubby and I got a whole lot of nothing for Christmas, which is ok. I’d much rather see the kiddo’s get what they want. But now that Christmas is over and we have another paycheck under our belt, I couldn’t resist the urge any longer.
So the first item I received was these Tombow Dual Brush Pens. I went with the Bright Palette. I thought it was a good place to start. And then I also purchased a separate dark green color for coloring Christmas trees!! Always thinking ahead… (not really) I’m looking forward to learning how to use these though. I see some ladies making beautiful things using them.
Then I got this adorable little cutting board thanks to Jennifer McGuire. I saw it either on her YT channel or on her blog, I can’t remember, but I have a huge pizza paddle that I use at the moment and it was just time to get something smaller, now that I know I will use it. The pizza paddle has been sufficient up until this point because I just wasn’t sure how much watercoloring I would do. I’m happy to report that I LOVE watercoloring so new cutting board it is!!
And lastly, the moment I’ve been waiting for…. I FINALLY bought myself these beauties!!!
AAAAAHHHH!!! I’m still so darn excited just looking at them!!! I will admit, I haven’t experimented with colored pencils as much as I would have liked to, but I did just make 2 cards using my prisma pencils and I really enjoyed using them!! I even did it on kraft card stock (stay tuned for my next post and video to see those cards). One of my crafty goals for 2017 is to learn how to utilize my colored pencils more efficiently and to learn all the different mediums I currently own but haven’t made the time to learn or understand yet. I actually have quite the list of crafty goals for 2017.
I had originally planned on getting rid of my prisma colored pencils but since the polychromos are oil based and PrismaColor is wax, I think I’m going to hold on to the both of them and maybe do a side by side comparison in the near future…
LOOK HOW PRETTY THEY ARE!!! And they feel so good!! I know, that sounds kinda weird, but they are really soft and smooth feeling. I just couldn’t stop “petting” them…. hahaha
Ok, let’s just scratch that last sentence and pretend it didn’t happen…
I just so happened to have some images close by so I decided to test these babies out. I could immediately feel a difference between the Prisma pencils and these Polychromos. These were just so smooth and creamy and had an all over great feeling to them. And I can’t believe how nice they color!! And since I had just made a card the day before using my Prisma’s, I had some Gamsol still sitting out on my desk. I figured I might as well give it a try and see how it turned out.
And I surely wasn’t disappointed. That’s one thing I didn’t care for with the Prisma colored pencils is I felt like I HAD to use Gamsol with them. I know I didn’t, but it just looked so much better, with it.. I feel like without it, it looks like I’m coloring in 3rd grade all over again… That probably doesn’t make any sense to anyone but myself, but that’s ok. I’m changing my tune for these ones. The polychromos just have an all over smoothness to them, which I can’t wait to put to the test.
And that’s it, folks!! Hope to see you guys next time.