Technique Tuesday | Blender Pens on Vellum

Hello and welcome to another Technique Tuesday, I have recently been playing with my Blender Pens, and thought I would share the easiest way to use them!

I love the Blender Pens, they make colouring images so super quick and easy, but they take a little bit of practice particularly on Whisper White card stock. However, they are really easy to use on vellum.

So, what is a Blender Pen?

A Blender Pen is a pen that contains a special clear solution, that helps inks to move on paper. They create a similar effect to watercolouring, but without the mess of water everywhere. These pens work best on smooth surfaces; Whisper White card stock, Shimmery White card stock, or Vellum. This is because the ink still needs to be a little wet for the solution to move the ink. I find that they work best on vellum, this is because the ink takes longest to dry, giving you plenty of time to get a smooth colour blend

Stampin' Up! UK Blender Pens on vellum

I had some issues during the filming of this one! So, as usual you get a couple of ‘live bloopers!’ My camera ran out of battery (I’d filmed about 8 videos in one day!), but I hope it doesn’t effect your enjoyment of the tutorial

Top Tips for using Blender Pens on Vellum;

– I prefer to use Stazon Black on Vellum, as it is designed for smooth surfaces and dries to a nice crisp Black

– Use on colour at a time, here I coloured all the leaves first, then the flower centres and then the petals

– Scribble off your Blender Pen onto some scrap paper between each colour. The tip of your Blender Pen may stain, but this won’t effect the colour once you have scribbled off the excess

– Play and have fun!

Stampin' Up! UK Birthday Blossoms Vellum

Once the vellum is coloured I turn the vellum over, and use Fast Fuse Adhesive to stick the vellum to the card. I love Fast Fuse for this, because it is a clear tape you can’t see it, but I also apply the tape to the coloured areas. This way you can’t see when it is attached, I like the look of the vellum loose at the edges, but you could use glue dots in each corner and cover them with Candy Dots or Pearls.

What’s your favourite way of attaching Vellum to your cards?


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