Video: Stamping + Copic Colorless Blender

Hello and welcome. In today’s video, I share how to add details to a stamped image using a Copic Marker Colorless Blender. I was inspired by my friend Dawn Woleslagle’s guest appearance on my blog a few days ago, where she shared a fabulous technique that transforms stamped images using Copic Markers. (You can find that video HERE.)

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I think it is fun to add fun details to simple, solid stamped images. Today’s technique is perfect for that! I started by stamping the leaves from the Spring Blooms set by WPlus9 using their Mojito and Appletini Inks on to a piece of Neenah white cardstock. (Some other inks that work well are Hero Arts Shadow inks and Simon Says Stamp inks because they have the same formulation. You can try other dye inks, though.)

To add the detail to the leaves, I added small dots with my Copic Colorless Blender. The Colorless Blender acts as a “bleach” against these particular inks and erases/softens the color.

Isn’t that “hello” wood embellishment from Freckled Fawn the cutest?! I added it using using some Multi Matte Medium with a new precision applicator bottle/tip. (I promise to do a review soon on the new applicators. I’m taking my time to see which one works the best.) I stamped the rest of the sentiment from the Hand Lettered Hello stamp set by WPlus9 in black ink… and also stamped some hearts from the WPlus9 Little Bits Stamp Set using their Sweet Nectar and Sweet Gelato inks. And – of course – the hearts are covered with Wink of Stella shimmer and Glossy Accents.

On another piece of white cardstock, I rubbed some of the Sweet Nectar and Sweet Gelato ink along the edges to create a mat for the stamped piece. I layered the pieces (along with a piece of wood paper) together off-kilter for a whimsical look and adhered them to a top-folding, white note card.

By the way, I purchased a duplicate Colorless Blender and labeled it for this specific technique, which may be a great option if you’re worried about it damaging your marker. However, I noticed no damage to my marker! (You could also just get a spare nib.)

Enjoy!

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49 thoughts on “Video: Stamping + Copic Colorless Blender”

  1. Another wonderful technique to try. I had no idea that the colorless blender copic marker could do this. Thank you for the tip. Your card is so beautiful too.
    PS: With the fineline tip, is the glossy accents clogging it at all. I keep having that problem with the bottle and would love to know if you are having any problems with that container. Thank you Jennifer.

  2. Beautiful. I’m liking how you double stamp your image with a slightly darker color and wiping a bit off your stamp.

  3. Jennifer, I watched and enjoyed you video for Hero Arts with the succulent stamps. I’m curious about the beautiful background stamp, because I have not been able to find it anywhere. What is it called and where would you suggest I look for it? Thanks!

  4. lovely card and a great twist on Dawn’s technique – thanks. anxiously awaiting you decision on the fine tip applicators – really need something that doesn’t clog glossy accents!!

  5. Jennifer, I love this card. I loved Dawn’s video the other day with the roses and how she used the colorless blender. I love this slightly simplified card too. I have so little time to actually create so I’m always looking for shortcuts. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Thanks Jennifer. Really cool idea. Saw Dawns video and loved it too. Can’t wait for you to review the fine line bottles. My Glossy Accents is always getting clogged and needs a new vessel……..

  7. Looove this technique! Will definitely make me look at my stamps in a different way! Gotta love the great design of W9 stamps and inks! 🙂

  8. Dawn’s video was great! Thanks for sharing you ideas on her technique. I don’t own any Copic markers, but think I would like the colorless blender. Thanks for sharing that as well.

  9. Jennifer Thank you posing a challenge for me. I dont have a lot of ink pads so I tried papertreyink die inks and it worked with my colorless blender. Thank you for the wonderful idea.

  10. I too bought extra colorless blenders for the same reason. One for dark colors, one for light colors, & then the third when I use copics. Over kill I guess now in hindsight. But they won’t go to waste. I’m sure I will try out doing leaves your way and with just a solid line as well. You are truly one of my favorites on YouTube. I’m always bragging on your videos and have most of your videos saved under your name for the title. I just enjoy going back and refreshing myself on your talents to see if I’d be gutsy enough to try or not. Lol I know it’s just paper right.

  11. Awesome card Jennifer! I so enjoy your videos! You do a great job! I also want to thank you for showing me the wink of stella marker! I LOVE IT!!! You used it on a Christmas Card just before Christmas and I bought one immediately! I have since bought a second one because I use it so often! I love how it gives a touch of glitter so easily! The clear is my favourite but I bought a back with the silver and gold in it too. Thanks for all the wonderful tips and product reviews!

  12. Jennifer, I am going crazy! I saw a YouTube video that used a die I am in search of. I’m pretty sure it was yours. It cuts a preforation for a gift card and a little tab so that the recipient can actually lift the tag and open it up to see what’s inside? Does that make sense? You actually opened it in the video to show us. What die was that?

  13. I got the colorless blender after seeing a video and then couldn’t remember what I was to use it for. Thanks for reminding me, or at least giving me a use. I bought some of those Fineline applicators, smaller tip that yours I believe, and so far I love it for my matte medium.

  14. I love what you did with Dawn’s idea! Much more my speed!! Thank you for sharing your awesome ideas with us.

  15. Wow it’s gorgeous!! Great technique, it sure saves a lot of time trying to blend the colours of each leaf to achieve that results!!

  16. Such a great technique. I am definitely going to try it! I purchased a couple of those Fineline applicator bottles and put some Glossy Accents in it. It worked really well….until I left it upside down. The Glossy Accents pooled in the tip and hardened making it impossible to get the thin wire, that is supposed to keep the tip clog free, out. I’ll be storing mine right side up from now on! Lesson learned!

  17. I’m always amazed that you can keep coming up with new and improved techniques! Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

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