Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Colourless Blender Bleaching

Hello Everyone!  Welcome to another CopicOz Tutorial!!  This week I'm showing the Colourless Blender Bleaching technique that was created by US Copic Instructor Colleen Schaan and featured at Splitcoaststampers.  Many thanks to Colleen for allowing us to showcase this technique here at CopicOz!  This is such a fabulous technique for showcasing your silhouette stamps and still use your Copics!!
 To create this effect you will need a Copic Airbrush System or Compressor, Gloss Card (I have used X-press It Inkjet Film), three Copic Markers (I have used three from the same colour family), Mist It filled with Colourless Blender Solution (not pictured) and a silhouette stamp (I have used 'Blush' by Penny Black).

Firstly take a piece of glossy paper and use your airbrush airbrush system with the lightest of three Copic colours.  It doesn't have to be heavy, blotchy is fine!
Next take your mid-tone colour and also airbrush in a patchy effect over the lighter colour.
Next take your darkest Copic marker and once again airbrush over the colours you've already laid down.
Now take your silhouette stamp and spritz lightly with a Colourless Blender filled Mist It.
Press your stamp onto the glossy paper and hold for a few seconds - when you remove your stamp you'll be left with the effect of a bleached image!!  If you want to do a second impression, clean your stamp and re-mist your image to remove any colour it may have picked up.

Hope you've enjoyed today's tutorial and if you want to create a card using this technique, leave us a comment and let us know where to find you, we'd love to see what you've created!!!!  :)

Happy Colouring
Kathy  :)Pin It


  1. This looks great -thanks heaps for the tutorial

  2. This looks gorgeous. You know, I've been doing similar since last year after playing with the colourless blender in the mister. I also made up an inkpad with the blender ink too. I keep it in a ziplock bag so it doesn't evaporate. Got me an empty/blank inkpad and filled it with the fluid. It's great, just stamp your stamp on it then onto what ever you've coloured with Copic. Brilliant!

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