Tuesday, August 2, 2016

It's National Coloring Book Day - How are YOU Celebrating?

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received these products, free of charge,from Prisma Color, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about them,  all opinions are my own.


As I mentioned earlier, we are celebrating:
national coloring book day banner
ALL day today!

Be sure to check out the official National Coloring Book Day 2016 color page, from our friends over at Dover publications, to download a special mini coloring book for you to share with your family today, and then grab some great pencils and pens like these:
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prismacolor pens and pencils


Found in the kits of professional artists, Prismacolor Premier Soft Core Colored Pencils and Prismacolor Premier­ Fine Tip Illustration Markers are the perfect tools for blending and shading, with high quality pigments for a rich color saturation that will make the pages of your coloring book pop!

Just LOOK at these colors:


Prismacolor Premier Soft Core Colored Pencils 1

 The set of 24 pencils all feature thick cores of color that last a long time, to bring bold color to your projects! Yet, as bold as the color is, you can use them softly, thanks the soft leads, for wonderful blending and shading! If you read my Harry Potter themed post yesterday, you saw a great example of that! Which means this set, with all the basic color you need soft in.the next, making them perfect for any project, big or small. These premium pencils feature creamy, soft cores that are perfect for blending or shading and high quality pigments for rich color saturation. 

Just look at these AMAZING colors!

Prismacolor Premier Soft Core Colored Pencils 2

I love how their are multiple colors for all the main colors, so you have just the right colors for blending and shading properly! You'll see more of that down below!

Prismacolor Premier Soft Core Colored Pencils set

The set of 24 comes in a tin, perfect for traveling. There are 2 plastic layers, that each hold 12 pencils in molded sections, so that the stay put and don't move. they don't come with a pencil sharpener, but a basic ones works just fine. Due to the soft leads, you don't want a super sharp point, as you can see above. This set is quickly becoming my favorite, and it's hands off for the 9 year old! 

The pens are also hands off!

Prismacolor Premier­ Fine Tip Illustration Markers set

This set of 8 pens feature richly pigmented ink that creates powerful, vivid works of art! Their ink is not only acid free, lightfast, permanent, water resistant, smear resistant when dry and doesn't bleed through paper! Which means they are PERFECT for any adult coloring book project, or other coloring craft project!

Prismacolor Premier­ Fine Tip Illustration Markers close up

Their extra fine 005 point is ideal for creating crisp details, like fine lines, and technical applications! You get the basic colors that you need: Black, Red, Blue, Green, Brown, Purple, Orange and Sepia colors.


And here's how the pencils and pens look on the coloring page:


Prismacolor pen and pencil coloring book collage

You can see how the pens and pencils work together for some wonderful shading details.

Prismacolor pen and pencil coloring book page

Pulling back and showing more of the richly detailed picture, you can see how having colors that work well together was a huge help to create a coloring that is suitable for framing or gift giving!

Be sure to check out the different posts today, we used these pencils and pens on all the coloring examples you'll see!

If you are looking to up your coloring, to expand beyond simple stress relief, or to take a drawing class, you'll want to pick up both sets of pens and pencils! They also made great Back to School gifts for students in art programs!


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