Hello! I just purchased the Spectrum Noir Pencils. They are a wax pencil like the Prisma color pencils and you can use Gamsol to blend them too. I really love my Prisma color pencils and would not have purchased another set other than I had read a few reviews and people thought the Spectrum Noir colors were more vibrant. So I decided....if the colors are different from what I had, why not try them.
I have to say that I do like them a lot. A nice thing about the pencils that differs from Prisma is that when you buy a set of them (there are 5 sets) the pencil colors do NOT repeat. So you can buy each set and you will have all different colors. Where as with the Prisma sets, some colors repeat between them.
So tonight, my son and I tried them out. I used an old PSX poppies stamp and my tuxedo black ink. Colored with the Spectrum Noir Essentials pencil set and blended with Gamsol. Then, after coloring it...I had to find paper in my old paper stash that would match. So I think this paper came from a BIG MY MINDS EYE Pad collection from FOREVER ago. I am so excited about how the card came out. Plus it was fun coloring with my son. He colored his poppies in reds.
I hope that you like it!