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Magic Colored Pencil Technique….and Patreon announcement!

 

Magic Colored Pencil Technique

I have another video to add to the collection…using the Hero Arts All the Time set! And…it’s not a Copic tut, so for those who think I’m a one-trick pony, think no further! 🙂 Papers are from Studio Calico’s Hey Day 6×6 pad.

And now…Patreon!

I signed up for this new site recently, and I’m curious to see how it’ll work. It seems the more videos I put out, the more people ask how they can support me personally for all this content. I tried that with Stage-It, and for a lot of reasons that’s not panning out the way I’d hoped. I prefer to give you guys higher quality content, and the webcam thing just wasn’t doing it for me….and scheduling it so everyoen could make it – another toughie. But Patreon – which is the brainchild of the brilliant Jack Conte (half of Pomplamoose) – is a fascinating model to me. Here’s how it works:

  1. You sign up as a patron, or a sponsor, of your favorite creator(s). Like me. If you think about the YouTube subscription emails that come to you – which are the ones you click on to watch right away? Those are your favorites.
  2. You pick the amount you want to give for each upload. You can even set a cap so you don’t go over a dollar amount, in case the creator goes nuts and uploads a ton! You can change the settings anytime later too!
  3. The creator gets busy creating. Having some income from producing their work gives them incentive to keep it going – and make it worth your while! They may now be able to afford equipment or supplies needed, hire services that are needed for their videos, heck, they can maybe get an extra hard drive for processing all that content. (lol)
  4. The content remains free throughout all this. Think of it like public radio or tv – it’s out there, anyone can access it, but those who know its value give to support it.
  5. The creator can offer incentives.

#5 is where I need your ideas. Patrons are going to be able to weigh in more heavily on what they’d like to see as incentives! It could be things like choosing an image for me to color. Picking supplies or a sketch for some kind of dare. Giving me a wild topic to somehow mash into a funny crafting video. Or just a Google hangout with patrons so we can chat about stuff. Who knows! What ideas do you have?

Patreon site

7 thoughts on “Magic Colored Pencil Technique….and Patreon announcement!

  1. Can’t wait to try this. Magics also good for bricks and bushes. I love them!

  2. Great job on the Oozak video! I’m excited for your Patreon endeaver too! 🙂

  3. I use odorless mineral spirits instead of baby oil. Seems to work just fine. Never thought of using baby oil. Nice card Sandy!

  4. Love this. I have been playing with my prismacolors and hope to get better at using them. What kind of paper do you use?

  5. Beautiful technique Sandy. I’m curious since I haven’t yet tried to blend colored pencils with oil on my stamps…which black inks are compatible with this method?

    1. I used Versafine Onyx black. Even the hands stamped overtop of it pretty well.

  6. WOW!Great video,Thanks for sharing!Very Pretty card!!!

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