Thursday, June 9, 2011

Technique Thursday - Watercoloring with Blender Pens

Welcome to Technique Thursday! I cannot even believe I have been a demonstrator for 6 years and I just tried this trick for the first time last week!!! I'm hooked :) A couple of markers & a blender pen and you're good to go for this simple & fun technique!

First, stamp your image with Black StazOn, and outline with the Stampin' Up! marker of your choice. I stamped on watercolor paper, and I haven't really tried any other kind of card stock, so this will be my go-to choice for this technique!

Next, grab a blender pen and start swirling it around, dragging the ink from the edges. The more you swirl the further you can get the ink to travel.

Repeat with your next image and next color. How easy is that!?! Here are the colors I used for my popsicles (from left to right): Real Red & Pacific Point, Wild Wasabi, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Peach Parfait, Pretty in Pink, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Rose Red, Rich Razzleberry. All sticks & cones were colored with Crumb Cake.

Here's the finished product!

The other supplies I used on this card are:

Stamps: Sunny Fun, Fabulous Phrases
Ink: Listed above
Card Stock: Watercolor Paper, Basic Black, Sahara Sand, Neutrals dsp, Nursery Suite Specialty dsp (the pink polka dotted paper)
Accessories: Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon, Soft Subtles Designer Buttons, Linen Thread

So, are you ready to give this technique a try? Just link your creation below, we'd love to see what you come up with!



  1. wow! This is really pretty, SU! water colour paper is on my order form for Stamp club next week :)

  2. very clever, I'll have to try this with my alchaol markers and see id they can do the same thing - looks fabulous

  3. I think I need to get me some Staz-on and water colour paper!! I've done this with just Classic Black ink, and it bleeds too, so it must be the Staz-on.. Thanks!

  4. Tried to do this w/o watercolor paper and it 'balled' the card stock...going to try it w/ watercolor paper today!

  5. Here is my try at this technique - thanks for the inspiration: