Nope…I thought instead of watching the minutes, and seconds tick down on the clock till I could place my first order out of the new Stampin' Up! catalog I would upload a video to YouTube and show you how I did the Sansodor with Watercolor Pencils Technique. A few of you have asked me to show you how it was done, and since you live far far away and can't come to class, I thought hey why not. I have taken videos before, but never uploaded them anywhere, I don't think I can upload them directly to Typepad (nope I tried) so I am using YouTube, so here goes nothing.
Now let me apologize before you even watch it. I literally had the camera on a tripod right in front of me. A little tip from my friend Linda Hansen. I wanted it to be close enough so you could see what I was doing, and for ME to see what I was doing, and that I was in the camera view thing. Plus you had to be able to hear me. So I am sure it is not the best quality, but I hope to get better. Also who woulda thunk it…you can hear my dang computer fan in the background, and it is like 8 feet away. I will have to turn that off from now on.
So anyway, I hope you enjoy it, and I hope to do more in the future. It was way easier then taking the pictures using the timer on the tripod and then uploading them, and then adding them here, and typing what was going on, but now you have to listen to my voice..sorry! And it took some time to load up in YouTube and all that stuff, oh and then I realized my user name made no sense at all to anyone but me, so I deleted the video and my account, and added a new account and re-added the video…ha! So it might not be faster in that regards…this time… but it was fun. Here is the original post with the completed card.
Here goes, fingers crossed:
Let me know what you think!
Nicole Anderson says
Diana, you sound exactly like I imagined! SUPAH tutorial thanks so much! OH, and beautiful card, too!
Great tutorial Diana! That card is so cute – going to miss that little boat! ~chris
Linda Hansen says
Di: That was so flippin' good! I wanted to see everything up close and personal and that was just what I needed. I've never liked the watercolor pencils with a brush and water or the Blender Pen, but with your technique I'm headin' out to my craft store to go get my supplies. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!
Sheena B says
Di, that was an awesome tutorial. I use odourless mineral spirits when I blend my prismacolor pencil coloured images, too. It melts the wax of those pencils beautifully. Love your finished card! And the tip for the clouds was so clever!
Happy Canada Day!
i think it rocks and so do you!!! any I'm very happy that there were no spiders or scorpions in it. 😉
Thank you for the virtual class.
you did a great job!!!
Shana Heeg says
You did a great job! I look forward to future tutorials. It's nice to go back and be reminded of the techniques we learned in your fabulous class.
That was good Di. You haven't lost the Canadian accent, you still say out like a Canadian. Would recommend getting a Nail Art pump dispenser for the Sansodor, you don't have to worry about it spilling and the fluid sits in a little well at the top to dip into.
Wow! Awesome job! Your instructions were great and I learned so much! I am inspired! Blessings to you!
mary jo says
Wonderful video; I learned a lot. If there is no Michael's near here, what deparment would Sansodor be in…I've never heard of it. What is it's purpose other than that you've shown. Thanks so much for sharing. Mary Jo
You are such a hoot and totally do not sound how I imagined you. What a great video tutorial, long may they continue – I love you accent 😀 thanks x
thanks for the tut very nice job on it
Theresa Perkins says
LOVED THE VIDEO! Please do more! The Sansodor will now be in my stamp room. Thanks for the lesson.
ps…It's so nice to put a voice with the picture.
Barbra L. says
It was so great to hear your voice! Will and I loved watching the video so keep them coming!
Sharon O'Gorman says
Thanks for everything you do ! I loved your video. You said that you use a different stump for each color…how do you clean them when you are through? I love this technique….you're the best
Sharon (from Canada) 🙂
Dawn Griffith says
YAHOO girlie .. Welcome to the video world .. You did GREAT!
Cindy Dicks says
Awesome job Diana! I love visiting your blog and check it out daily. Like everyone else, I'm heading to the M store to grab supplies and try this technique out. Thank you, thank you! ~ Cindy
WOW….you know how when you see someones face and you imagine what they would sound like….LOL You totally sound different than I imagined, and it isnt the accent…. just different tone I guess. But I LOVE the video!!! Hope you make many many more!!!!
What accent!!! hahaha
The Video turned out great.
My only suggestion – because I'm your sister and you know it's only constructive criticism..when you hold things up to the camera, hold them a little closer to the paper not the camera – when you got closer to the camera they got a little blurry.
But I love the video and I am gonna have to try the sansodor stuff.
Do you have a stump for every colour?
Can't wait to see the next one.
Tracy Altemose says
Oh I LOVE IT!!! It warms my heart! Makes me feel like you're right here with me. So when I'm wishing you were here in PA stamping with me I'll just CLICK on the video and we'll Sansodor Color together!!!!
Looks like I'll be doin a lot of coloring cause I AM MISSING YOU GIRL!!
Love the tutorial Di!! Thank you for showing us in real time how to do this technique. It was great to hear your voice, so now every time I read one of your emails I will hear you as well.
By the way, loved your silver ring!!!
I just LOVE LOVE LOVE your Video Babes!!! What about the one's that you made before that you said we didn't want to see?????
Marge Waskiewicz says
I never heard of Sansodor. Can you explain it to me? Not sure if I heard you say oil rather than water for the blending. I love the card when you finished, very well done.
Thanks for sharing.
Kim Burmeister says
Love your video, Di! It is so nice to hear your voice…finally. The card is sooo cute and I love this technique. Great job!
Penny P says
Oh my gosh such a good tutorial, thanks so much for sharing!
Nice job on the tutorial!!!! I imagine it will get easier the more you do! How about one on the sepia-tone card? I haven't tried it yet form your written instructions, I tend to do better with a visual! :>) Thanks, Brenda
michelle jadaa says
VERY COOL!i saw somewhere how to make those blending stumps yourself,i think i'd have to do that to keep the costs down.Whats the advantage to using the sansodor rather than water if they are watercolour pencils….is it so the cardstock doesn't buckle?
Hi Di! You did so awesome!! I loved your tutorial! I love how the sansodor blends different colors too!!
You're fabulous as usual!
Cindy Lawrence says
Nice!!! I guess we really DO have to do everything together…lol! 🙂 I just did my second one…gonna be addictive me thinks. Great job on the video, chickie-poo! I love this technique…never tried Sansodor before…very cool!
Stephanie P says
Di, that was so fun to see the tutorial…how well the watercolor pencils blend with the sansodor! I realy, really appreciate seeing the video – it made a lot more sense in terms of how well the sansodor blends.
BRAVO!!!! Awesome..you did great!!!
Great video! Thank you so much for posting this technique. Your card is awesome. And, it's nice to now have a voice to go along with the face!
Sheila L. says
Thanks for the tutorial. What a clever way to make clouds! I'm looking forward to the next video.
You did a great job on the video and explained everything perfectly. I love this way of learning! I have been admiring your beautiful blending and now I know how! Thanks for all the effort you put into this. Guess I'll be going to Michael's today to get Sansodor and stumps! Can you trim them, or sharpen them? And I'll repeat the earlier question…do you have one for each color?
You did a great job on your video. Look forward to watching many more…..Good Job!!
Dont know if you answered above, but you can SHARPEN/TRIM your stumps with a pencil sharpener, so you can do multi colors with the same stump!
YAY on your video! ZOOM OUT! shoot! LOL!!!
Phyllis Johnson says
Thanks so much for sharing this!! I love the look and that fact that you can to this on Whisper White cardstock! We have a Michael's here, so I just have to make a trip there! You did a great job!
I've never heard of Sansodor either. I went to Michaels and another craft store and neither has it. Is it the same as Gamsol? or Zest? It is an oil, solvent, or ? I really like the technique you used. Your card is great.