DOVE PRODUCTS-Dove Blender Starter Set. The Dove Blending Pen is a revolutionary new tool specially formulated to make floating or blending colors easier. Fill it with the included Blending Medium and use it on any water-based marker, colored pencil, chalk, dye pad, or pigment pads to achieve more variation and depth without using many colors. The pen is refillable and the nib is replaceable should it ever become worn.
Complete package contents include one Blending Pen, one 1oz bottle of Blending Medium, and three replacement nibs.
Made in USA.
Blending Techniques on Embossed Images
With the tip of your water based markers, lay a hint of color
on the actual embossed image. The embossed lines
serve as a palette, making it easier to move the color,
thus eliminating a hard line created by the marker.
Working in a circular motion and in small areas,
use the Dove Blender to pull the color into the open
area of the design. When this process is completed a light
application of color will appear on the image.
to prevent the color from appearing too washed out,
continueto add more color using the marker and the
Dove Blender until the desired depth of color is achieved.
Start with lighter colors and then gradually add darker colors.
Limit the colors being used. Three basic colors differing
in intensity, plus variaition in value, will give life
and interrest to a stamped image.
Blending Techniques with Watercolor Pencils
Blending Techniques with Markers
Helpful Blending Tips
1. Place several short strokes of any Water Based Markers
color onto a white styrofoam plate or a plastic palette.
Using the Dove Blender, pick up the marker color
with the tip and apply it to the stamped image.
2. Some paper requires The Dove Blender to prep the area
first before applying color. Simply take your Blender with
no color on it and color the desired area to be colored first.
Then take your Blender with color to the desired area.
By Prepping the area this allows one to apply various
marker colors to blend directly onto the card
3. Before changing colors, wipe the blender clean on a
scrap piece of paper. Be careful not to pick up to
much color. If there is to much simply wipe the
blender tip on a scrap paper before coloring
the image. The tip may look discolored, but
if you rub the tip on scrap paper and it is clear, then it is clean.
4. When working with a intense color, take the Dove Blender
right to the tip of the marker to lighten. By touching the tip
of the marker with the Blender, the marker color has
transferred to the blender tip will be lighter in value.
5. For a realistic blended look, layer color on top of color.
For example start with a marker color of light purple
and then add a darker purple or blend colors on a
palette, then apply to your image.
with Watercolor Pencils and Chalks
6. When using Watercolor Pencils, take color you are going
to use and make a palette by scribbling a little of each
color on a scrap piece of paper with all the colors.
Then take your Dove Blender and pick up the color
and apply to your image.
Hint start with lighter colors first.
When you are done there is no fixative needed
because the blending medium in the pen does it for you.
7. When using Chalks you can apply a little to the area you are
coloring, or use a applicator and take the Dove Blender tip to pick up
the color, then apply to image. You also can take the blender tip
right to the chalk color. When you are done there is nofixative
needed because the blending medium in the pen does it for you.
8. When using Watercolor Paint take the Dove Blender or a brush
with the Dove Blending Fluid directly to the color or use a palette,
and then pick up the color, and start coloring your image.
When you are done coloring, the blending medium in the pen
or the Blending Fluid on the brush will make your work
Permanent when it is allowed to dry.
9. When the Dove Blender becomes dry, simply pull the end cap
off and add several drops of the Dove Blending Fluid in the
pen. Be sure you only add drops, not fill the the pen to the top.
10. When the Dove Blender tip becomes frayed, simply pull the
nib out and replace it with a new one. Hint moisten the nib with some
blending fluid so you can start coloring right away.