WORK IN PROGRESS.
There are made some changes in the new Paper update (version 2.0.0) to prevent accidental blending with Pencil. And indeed I noticed how smooth I can touch the screen with my Pencil now, with just a few accidental blends. This is great !! This will definitely extend the lifetime of the Pencil tips.
But because of these changes very small touches like from the Bamboo tip will not blend anymore. mademistakes has written an excellent article about this and other problems with version 2.0.0 of Paper. You can join the discussion here…
Paper 2.0.0 Bugs and Other Strange Behaviours
It has always been clear that the blending option was assigned to the finger (there is even an option Finger in the settings screen), so not being able to blend with my Bamboo stylus anymore isn’t actually a bug if you look at it that way. But it was really nice that it was possible, because it gave so much more control over the blending.
Anyway, in the mean time I’m practicing blending with my finger. Did the shadow of the USB charger with my finger, Pencil shadow was done with my Bamboo stylus. It’s a little more difficult, but eventually I’ll get this one done.