Tips and Tricks Using the Blender Pens

Hello Everyone,

I love to color and Stampin’ Up’s Blender Pens allow me to use the Water color pencils like a pro! There are so many tips and tricks to discover when coloring with these pens.

Blender Pens are one of best coloring tools. The pens are duel-tipped and filled with a solution that allows for easy blending.

Purchase three duel tipped pens for $12.00 at my store plus shipping and tax.

Three blender pens come in a package.

Three nontoxic duel tipped pens come in a package

With blender pens you can easily color in stamped images! Tricks for coloring with blender pens are to use Memento ink to stamp your image so you can blend your water color pencils together without picking up the excess ink. Another trick is to emboss your image that way you can add a bit of shimmer and shine to a card.

Stampin'  Emboss Powder. Purchase any color for $5.00; Black, Clear, Copper, Gold, Silver, or White

Stampin’ Emboss Powder.
Purchase any color for $5.00; Black, Clear, Copper, Gold, Silver, or White

Using your Blender Pen to Watercolor

Stampin’ Up sells amazing water color pencils! These pencils are amazing because they provide smooth color when coloring images.

When purchasing this item you will receive 13 watercolor pencils that coordinate perfectly with other Stampin' Up products

Purchase these for $16.00 at my store

When using your blender pen to color an image, it is important to pay attention to how much color you have laid down onto your image before blending with the blender pens. For a softer look I scribble some color down onto my image lightly, this will then become even lighter after I go over it with the blender pen. For a brighter look I lay down more color so that when I go over it with a blender pen the image is still bright just more cohesive.

A fun cut out layer reveals a stamped floral image that has been colored with watercolor pencils and blended with the blender pens.

Using the blender pens help to take a stamped image to new heights.

Tips and Tricks

A tip when using the blender pens; keep a scratch piece of paper close by so that you can wipe off the tip of your blender pen after each segment so that the color does not transfer to your image. The pen tips do stain after several uses.

Another tip is when coloring with these pens be sure to use a light touch on whatever medium you choose to work with, this will help you avoid peeling which happens to paper.  Tricks when working with these pens include using the Shimmery White card stock or the watercolor paper for best results. You can even use the pens on all of their other papers.


There are many different techniques that you can use when working with the blender pens.

  1. You can stamp an image with a colored ink and before it dries use the blender pen to lightly bring the ink towards the center of the image. This makes the stamped image appear to have shadowing and shading.
  2. You can also use the blender pen to pick up ink that has been put onto clear blocks, this allows for you to pick up the color and add it directly to your image.
Using the blender pen, the image shows how you can use a colored ink, in this case Blackberry Bliss to create shading on the inside.

Stamp from the Stamp set Sunshine Sayings.

New Product Alert

You might be wondering where you have seen the image used to make the card above, well it is not in the current 2018-2019 catalog. It is actually a limited addition item that will be available for purchase while supplies last next month!

Here is a peek at just what is being released with the NEW bundle

New Watercolor Pencils

Balmy Blue, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Flirty Flamingo, Garden Green. Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, and Night of Navy

The NEW watercolor pencils include 10 NEW colors. These new pencils include new colors that were released during this years color revamp! I just love how these colors glide onto the paper and blend seamlessly by using the blender pen!


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  1. Great tips! I love how the blender pen softens a colored image.

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