Sunday’s Stuff I like: Cold Stone Prismacolor Art Marker

A little late, but here it is! Since I brought this up earlier this week, I figured it would be a good topic for today’s post. And now for the disclaimer….

**These are not products that I was asked to endorse in any way. While they might be things that are carried by companies I do design work for – they are just things that I love and want to share the benefits of with all of you. So please rest assured that I am absolutely honestly in love with these products. I do not rave about anything I do not use every day myself, ok?**

Prismacolor Premier Art Marker: Cold Stone PM194 (or another shade/brand)

*not the colors shown – they are just for visual purposes!!*

I use this marker for drawing that outline around my images – the idea is that it gives the image a bit of dimension or it *grounds* the image. I like Cold Stone for this because it is light enough that it isn’t extremely obvious that you’ve done this. I like the subtle look for it. Now you can you another brand (Copic, etc) but this is the one I got at Michael’s. Another light blue/gray shade would work fine too. This is just the shade I use. They run $2-5 for one marker – and you only need the one to do this kind of thing!

To make the outline, I use the fine point end and go VERY slowly around the image. You don’t want to go too dark, so going slowly allows you to make a nice even outline around your image. It *will* lighten a bit as it dries. So don’t freak out if it looks really dark when you do it. That’s it! I hope that was helpful!!

Where to get them:

I got mine at Michaels. I think Hobby Lobby and JoAnn’s also carry a small selection of them individually. I’m not sure where you can get them individually online – none of the stores I looked at sold them that way.

**ETA – Kate let me know that you can get them {here} online for $1.99 individually!  Thanks for the link, Kate~*** 

8 comments to Sunday’s Stuff I like: Cold Stone Prismacolor Art Marker

  • Blick Art Supply sells them individually if you are one of the lucky ones that has one in your town.

  • I’m so glad you told me about this—I just can’t buy those coveted Copics at this point, so I’m happy to find an “outliner” to help my images look better! Thanks for sharing~

  • I got one from Stamping Bella. It’s a light grey, can’t remember the name. BUt that is what I outline mine with.
    Thanks Emily.

  • Kate Hart-Sampson

    Emily… sells them individually online for $1.99 each.

  • Oh my gosh, lol! I thought I would try out the shading technique so last week I went to the local art store called Plaza Art ( to look at the Copics. Well, I ended up buying the Prismacolor Marker. I can’t remember if I got the cold stone or one of the grey colors (I haven’t used it yet) but they have a mini pad of paper and you can test the colors and I compared it to a copic and also a Marvy LePlumme marker and I liked the Prismacolor better. It was more subtle to me at least on the paper pad that I used for testing.

  • tonilea

    Do you outline ON the line of the image or just outside of it? I am not “seeing” this concept.

  • Oh thank you Emily. I don’t have that color and now need it. I’ve been using Cool Grey 10% for the outline. I love to have alternatives

  • Thank you so much for the info. Living in Sicily (military), I can’t just run out and grab ANYTHING, therefore, I rely on all you gals to keep me informed so that I can order. I can’t find the actually color name “stone cold”, do you happen to know the # so that I can look for it that way?

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