DIY Gamsol Marker + Blending Colored Pencils

Hi there! Today’s video shares how to create a Gamsol marker to easily blend and smooth colored pencils. I struggle to get great results using paper stumps to blend my colored pencils, but this DIY Gamsol marker makes coloring faster, easier, and more portable.

(Looking for anything that I used in the video? All of the supplies are linked with images to multiple stores at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used when possible. Watch the full video HERE in HD!)

To create the Gamsol marker, I used an alcohol ink blending pen. This marker comes empty and you can fill it up with Gamsol to create a blending marker (see filling instructions in the video).

For both of my card examples, I used the Stamp TV Hearts and Flowers kit which is packed with beautiful supplies. I love this kit because it is so well thought out and you can create lots of card projects!

On the first card, I scribbled a bit of color down in the small images and quickly blended them using the marker. Since the image is so detailed, the coloring doesn’t have to be perfect. I scribbled the marker off in between colors to clean off the marker’s tip.

For the second example, I quickly added three different colors to each petal of the large flowers and leaves. Then, I went over the colors using the Gamsol marker to create a smooth and even blend on each petal.


Below are all of the supplies used in today’s video linked to multiple stores for convenience. Compensated affiliate links used when possible… Thank you!