April 12, 2014

Inktense Pencils & Copic Blender


Today i have a card to share showing a cool technique i stumbled upon. I did a You Tube and Google search and couldn't find anyone else doing this, at least that i could see. So i thought i would do some more experimenting and eventually do a video in the future.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps

It all started with a card i made a couple weeks ago, i wanted a quick and easy way to color an image. It turn out so well that after i was done with that card, i made this one.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps

I cut a piece of watercolor paper to fit my card base and stamped the flower image a couple times on the panel (use ink that will not run with Copics). Then i just used Inktense colored pencils and lightly colored the flowers and leaves. I colored a little bit more in the places i wanted dark, but i did not color all the way to outer edge lines (the tips or edges of the flowers, etc).

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps

Then i used the Copic Colorless Blender to spread out the pencil, it kind of acts like water, but dosen;t go as far was water would. I used to blender to soften the pencil at the darkest areas and then used it to push light color to the edges of the flowers and leafs. I went back in at a couple places with more pencil and then the blender. And that's it! Its really easy and a quick way to color!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps

To finish off the card i stamped the sentiment and added some sequins. Last just adhered the panel to my card base!

Please NOTE: if you try this your self, your Copic tip will stain. This dosen;t bother me, but it could bother other people. When i am done coloring with one color, i rub the Copic off on a scratch paper to get rid of any extra color, it will run clear again!

Thanks for stopping by!!


Stamps: Penny Black - Charming, Special Wishes
Colored Pencils: Inktense
Copic Colorless Blender
Sequins: Neat & Tangled
Ink: Memento


  1. Very pretty! Cool technique!

  2. Great technique! This is really pretty and I love your color choices!

  3. Very cool technique! Love the soft color effect:). Hope you are doing well, girlie!

  4. What a cool technique, with results that are totally gorgeous! Your flowers are dreamy, Dana, delicate, delightful, dreamy! I need to try Inktense pencils (wish I could 'borrow' some before buying - I need a 'crafting library'!) because my 'talent' with Copics is..well, no talent! Pencils, however, maybe more luck...Anyway, your card is certannly incentive to give colouring more thought!