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28 September 2010


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Nance Leedy (Canopy Crafts)

Thank you so much for this video, Jaydee! Great technique with the blender pens--you make it look so easy! And...it was so cool to hear your voice!


Jaydee, thanks for the detailed answer. This has enlighten my interest in watercoloring. I have almost given up on it because I couldn't get the result I wanted using regular cardstock. Now, I can try again with your technique.


Cam - that's a really good question. Why not color directly with the Rose Red marker? Several reasons... generally Rose Red is way too pink for the color I was going for. On it's own a single color is very flat. I find that if I start with the classic ink, I can lay down the first layer of color and then can create shadows and lightness when I layer with classic ink. Sometimes, I choose to add a layer of marker. This gives a much richer, more intense color. BUT... having done the layer of classic ink first, means that I can still have the look that I want. Also.... sometimes, just working with the inks give me the right layer of depth. Going straight to markers, doesn't allow me to decide whether to go that extra level of intensity. Basically... it's just flat when I used the marker.

Why Rose Red on top of Riding Hood Red? Because, when I lay RHR down with the blender, it tends to a little bit of pinkness. I picked up on the pinkness with the Rose Red. However, when you look at the finished product, it looks like rich velvet... It doesn't look pink.

Basically, it's a matter of preference.
Hope that helps


Jaydee, thanks so much for showing us how to use the blender pen to color. I did not know that you can directly pick up the color that way. I have always pressed the ink pad to squeeze out the ink onto the lid and then pick up that way. Also, my coloring always turns out blotchy when I use regular cardstock. That's why I always use watercolor paper. I'll have to try your technique. Neato!!!
I was wondering why you use the marker to color in the last phase? And to use a different color (rose red) than the original color (riding hood red), why not use rose red marker and "skip" the blender pen? I really like the your finished color. It's very rich. You can't see that from the finished color until you see the video and see what all you have to do to get there. Awesome video.

Doris D.

WOW! What an informative video. I did not know how to get ink on the blender pen like that before. Your tips are right on and I love your videos. Please keep them coming.

Jan Adams

Thanks for another excellent video tutorial, Jaydee. I also was not using my inks and blender pen correctly, so had given up and instead have been using the inks with an aqua pen. Now I will try again and hopefully I will have better results! Thanks again for taking time from your busy schedule to make the video.

Ann Schach

Fabulous video, Jaydee! Your videos are so professional!

Beth Rigden

Thanks for the great tips on using blender pens. (no pun intended :)) You are getting to be quite the pro with these videos! Thanks so much!


What a wonderful video, Jaydee. Thank you so much for taking the time to film it, edit it and post it for us. :o)

Damien? I love it! What a perfect name for kitty boy. ;o)

Prayers for all.

Happy Wednesday, everyone!



Thank you so much for the video. Never knew how to correctly use the blender pens. No wonder I was having poor results! I can hardly wait to try this technique (tomorrow). It's too hot to go outside so what better way to spend the day than in the air conditioning playing!

Janna B.

I'm so glad that you received my cards. That was much faster than the man at the post office predicted they would arrive.
Thank you for showing the video. I really like your accent and your voice. I really have a new respect for your cards and for the videos. Watching you color made me realize how much time you're willing to spend on one card (and then also the time you spend putting the video together). I still have much to learn so that when I grow up I can create cards as beautiful as yours. :P
I like the new name- Damien, it seems to fit. Does he like his new name?
Hugs and prayers to all!

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