Hello there. I am writing this post to let you guys know what I think of a product that I bought recently and surprisingly very pleased.
As most of you who follow my blog know, I am a colored pencil fanatic. I'm learning to use my markers, like Spectrum Noir and Copic, but I usually turn to my Crayola colored pencils when coloring an image. Since I began coloring images, I have been using an Odorless Mineral Spirits that I buy at Wal-mart. It works well. I have been pleased with it since I began using it. I didn't see the need to search for an alternative.
I love to watch Gina K and her videos on coloring. She uses a product called Gamsol. It's also an odorless mineral spirit. I didn't think there was any need to buy the pricey OMS when I had my trusty stand by from Wally world.
The other week, I was in Hobby Lobby and was looking at the Prismacolor Colored Pencils sets, which by the way I am dying for a set, and happened to spy a small bottle of Gamsol for $4.99. I thought to myself, "Self, why not buy it and see what you think." So, I did.
Well, I finally got a chance to use it last night and to my surprise, I LOVE it. It is much, much smoother than the OMS I have bought a Wal-mart. It blends much more even and alot easier. It also doesn't take as much to blend the lines evenly. You also don't have to press as hard with your paper stump to get the colors to blend.
So, my take on Gamsol? I will definitely spend the money to buy it. I figure, spending $12 for a larger container of Gamsol verses $6 for the bottle of OMS from Wal-mart is worth it. Especially since it takes less to color and image. I think it would be worth it in the long run to spend the little bit of extra.
If you guys have tried Gamsol, or use it on a regular basis, please leave me a comment below and let me know your thoughts on it. I would love to read them.