Money Saving Tip – Refill Recipe for Blender Pens

Our blender pens are the best and with a lot of use, the blender pens can become empty! Instead of buying new blender pens – refill your blender pens with this nifty blender pen refill recipe…

Blender Pen Refill Recipe#1

  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons glycerin*
  • 5 tablespoons distilled water
  • 1 teaspoon rubbing alcohol

Put the ingredients in a small jar and just let my tips soak up the liquid for about half an hour. Then turn and soak the other side.*Note:  You can find glycerin in the cake decorating aisle of your craft store.

Blender Pen Ideas:

  • To make markers out of a blender pen, just put 3-4 drops of the reinker on the lid of your pad, then dip the blender pen into the drops….the pen will “suck up” the ink. Scribble on a piece of scratch paper to find out if the color is deep enough…you may have to repeat the process to get the true color of the ink.  Then used your hole punch to cut out a little circle and used a glue dot to adhere it to the end of the cap, so you always know what color you are grabbing!This works out well because a whole package of blender pens has 6 tips, and there are 6 in colors.
  • Swipe the blender pen on the watercolor crayons and then color your stamped image.
  • Using watercolor pencils, color the stamped image onto paper and then take your blender pen and blend the colors on the stamped image.
  • Squish your ink pad cover so that it picks up color from your ink pad, then take the blender pen and soak the tip in the ink on the ink pad cover.
  • Get a tiny dollop of pastel chalk onto the end of the Blender Pen.  Color in the stamped image.  The color will be bolder where you started than where you finished. (Note: This works well with Stamping on Tiles… makes a softer look than the Sharpie Markers…make sure you seal with Clear Acrylic sealer spray if used as a decoration or bake 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes if using tiles as a coaster)
  • Color stamped image on cardstock with pastel chalks and then swipe blender pen of the colored image for a really soft look.

Remember:
Don’t forget that you can use a blender pen for many colors… after your are done coloring with a color, run your blender pen on a piece of scrap cardstock till it is clear again (no color) and then you are ready to color with the next color!

I just love my blender pens!  Also to save your tips, do not press hard…  If you have to press hard, you are not picking up enough color or your blender pen is dry…

Copyright 2007 Stampaloooza Paper Art Studios

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3 Comments

  1. Patty H. said,

    September 24, 2007 at 10:59 am

    Thank you for the wonderful tutorial about the blender and refills. I am going to try that and sure appreciate the information.

  2. Elsie said,

    October 7, 2007 at 9:57 pm

    Thank you very much for these instructions. Does this work with all blender pens? Like the stampin up kind. Thanks.

  3. Stampaloooza said,

    October 7, 2007 at 11:51 pm

    Yes these work with the Stampin’ Up! kind!


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