Our New Skin Tone Colors

As you may know we recently extended our original 20 colors to 50, to give artists and crafters a wider tonal range to work with, this new color range included new skin tones as requested by our Chameleonites.  This month we are featuring these new colors in our Skin Tone Pack.

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Today Annette takes the skin tone set for a test drive to create this flower power card!

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By Annette Allen

You can recreate Annette’s Flower Power Project by downloading the step by step instructions here.

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Next Monday we will be back with some more inspiration using our new Skin Tone 5 pack, so don’t forget to stop by.

Friend Friday Returns With The Crafters Workshop

1Welcome to our Friend Friday with The Crafters Workshop, this month we have been showing all the different ways that Chameleon  Color Tone Pens that give multiple tones in one pen can enhance stencils.  The crafters workshop stencils come in two sizes 6″x 6″ for card makers and smaller projects and 12″ x 12″ perfect for scrapbooking designs.

Today our designers Ekaterina and Monica are sharing inspiration using both products.

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By Ekaterina Oleinik

Ekaterina was inspired to create her own original tag using the Mini Pretty Succulents stencil which she made thinking it would be an excellent addition to an original gift.

You can download Ekaterina’s Smile Stencil Tag here.

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Monica is staying with the floral theme, creating this card using the Mini Doodle Bloom stencil.

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By Monica Maldarella

We asked Monica about her project and she said “I love stencils, they are so versatile. Today I like to show you a mixed technique to obtain a 3D floral card.”

You can download Monica’s Pink Flower Stencil Card here.

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Don’t forget  to enter into our prize draw to win a 5 pen pack of your choice, all you have to do is comment at the end of this post and sign up to the creative community (it’s free to join), the draw will close at midnight GMT on the 28th August.  The winner will be announced on our blog when we have a winner Wednesday post.

Now how about we get hopping, our friend at Crafters Workshop just click on their name below to be taken to their blog, don’t forget to enter their competition too, you may win some stencils. Monica has also created a bonus project on her blog, we have a sneak peek below, so don’t forget to hop there too!

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Magnificent Layouts

Chameleon pens are the perfect coloring medium for your scrapbook pages and layouts, we asked Ekaterina to show you how easy they are to use with this beautiful page.IMG_5762

By Ekaterina Oleunik

We asked Ekaterina for her inspiration for this page and this is what she said “I have a remarkable girlfriend. Both her gentle and air photos always inspire me. I have created this layout for it as a gift.”

Materials Used:- Chameleon Color Tones Deluxe Set;  Warm Sunset (YO3), Deep Violet (VO4), Blue Sky (BL3), Spring Meadow (YG3), Grass Green (GR3), paper collection  «Magnolia Sky» from TM «Фабрика Декору», stamps set from Studio57 shop.

Instructions:

  • Stamp images on white card-stock using Memento Tuxedo black ink. Conor each petal on flowers separately. For this use the brush nib of the marker and infuse with blender for 3 to 10 seconds. Depends on the petal size.
  • To color the leaves use the brush nib and infuse with mixing chamber for 3 seconds.

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  • Select the correct size for the backing paper and patterned paper. Arrange the layout and move around until you are happy with the design to finish.

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We are sure Ekaterina’s friend is going to be so happy to receive this page and it will bring memories for years to come.

Have you used Chameleon pens on a page layout? We would love to see them, why not share them on our Facebook page.

More Friend Friday Fun With The Crafters Workshop

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Welcome back to another Friend Friday with our Friends at The Crafters Workshop, our team are having so much fun playing with the wide range of stencils, that are available here.  Today our designers Leah and Tanya are sharing their creations.

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By Leah Cornelius

Leah said “Poppies are one of my very favorite flowers, so when I saw the beautiful Poppy stencil I knew I wanted to use it to make a special notebook. Pink is my favorite color, so I went with pink Poppies and the Chameleon Tones Pen in Bubble Gum was the perfect Poppy pink!”  Leah has used the Poppy Garden and Chickadee Stencils with Chameleon Pens.

You can download the instructions for the Poppy Garden Project here.

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Tanya has combined the Joyful Sunflower stencil with Chameleon pens to create this sunny design.

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By Tanya Batrak

Tanya said ” The Crafters Workshop  Sunflower stencil is gorgeous! And with the help of Chameleon Pens you can easily make any image looks real. ”

You can download the instructions for Tanya’s Joyful Sunflower Project here.

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We are having so much fun with our friends at The Crafters Workshop don’t forget to enter our competition this month, we will put your name in our Chameleon Hat and draw a winner for a 5 pack of Chameleon Pens of your choice.  To enter leave a comment at the end of this post and sign up to join our creative community  (it’s free to join), the draw will close at midnight GMT on the 28th August.  The winner will be announced on our blog when we have a winner Wednesday post.

Now hop on over to our friends at the Crafters Workshop for more amazing inspiration, just click on their name, to see what their designers have created and to enter their competition to win some stencils.

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Winner Wednesday

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Well it is that time again when we announce the winners from the last two months Friend Friday collaborations, so without keeping you in suspense any longer the winners are;

For the MISTI Friend Friday hop:-

Sandy Lee

who said “Don’t wait for the perfect moment, take the moment and make it perfect. What a grand quote on such a grand bag. The Mandala card is colored beautifully. The MISTI appears to be the perfect tool to use in card making and other crafts. Your pens, from all the videos I watched, are simple to use, and totally different from all else on market. Great job.”

For the Arc Wood Friend Friday hop:-

Barb Macaskill

who said “LOVE ARC wood papers!! They are so versatile and fun!! I really love the pencil holder creation and am definitely going to give it a try!! Can’t wait to see what the next 3 weeks brings for creativity and inspiration!!! Thanks for the journey!”

Ladies you have wona 5 pen set of your choice, please email your color choice from the selection HERE along with your address  to blog@chameleonpens.com.

We are sorry if your name was not drawn this time around, but hey we have lots more chances on the blog over the coming months so keep visiting us and you never know it may be you next time!

 

 

 

Summer Joy Scrapbook Layout

Summer is here and what a better way to capture the memories of all things summer than to create a scrapbook layout using Chameleon pens.

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By Olesya Kharkova

This is what Olesya had to say about her  inspiration for this project “My grandfather grows very delicious strawberries. One summer the berries were so big and I wanted the keep that memory in photo and my layout. Chameleon pens helped me to emphasize all the bright colors of that summer.”

Materials Used:- Chameleon Color Tones Deluxe Set; Aqua Marine (BG4), Spring Meadow (YG3), Bark (BR5), Hot Cocoa (BR2), Fawn (NU3), 13@art paper Winter Tales collection, Scrapberry’s paper Afternoon Tea collection, Crate paper Chipboard stickers, Echo Park Capture Life Alpha Stickers, woodgrain patterned paper, Walnut Stain distress ink, white acrylic paint, Impression Obsession Bare Branch die cut, Crafty-Ann Flourish #14 die cut, My Favorite Things Woodgrain Fence die cut.

Instructions:-

  1. Choose the photo you like and place a chipboard sticker-frame on top of it.

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  1. Choose the background paper from 13@art Winter Tales collection and any woodgrain paper. Cut it in several strips and sponge with Walnut Stain distress ink.

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  1. Take Crafty-Ann Flourish #14 die cuts and color the stems and centers of them with the brush nib of the Aqua Marine pen infused for 3 seconds. Then blend the color with the brush nib of the Spring Meadow pen infused for 4 seconds moving from the edges to the centres.

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  1. Take My Favorite Things Woodgrain Fence die cut and color it with the brush nib of the Fawn pen infused for 2 seconds moving from the top to the center, continue coloring with the brush nib of the Hot Cocoa pen infused for 2 seconds and blend those two colors together. Use the brush nib of the Bark pen infused for 4 seconds and color the bottom edge of the fence, moving from the center to the bottom.

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  1. Use the bullet nib of the Bark pen without infusing and color the Impression Obsession Bare Branch die cut.

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  1. Cut out your favorite motif from Scrapberry’s Afternoon tea paper collection and be ready to assemble the layout.

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  1. Place the photo with the die cut fence a bit to the left with the foam tape.

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  1. Adhere die cut leaves using liquid glue at the stems and foam squares at the edges for an extra dimension. Make some splotches with white acrylic paint.

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  1. Take Echo Park Capture Life Alpha Stickers for the title “Summer Joy” and regular black pen for some journaling.

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What a mouthwatering layout and a great memory for Olesya and her grandfather’s green fingers.

Friend Friday With The Crafters Workshop


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We are really excited to share our Friend Friday’s this month with the Crafters Workshop.  Their range of stencils really allow you to stretch what you can create with Chameleon Pens.  The stencil range covers anything you could possibly need for mixed media, card making,  scrapbooking and many other creative projects, you can view them all here.  Our team have put on their creative hats and we will be sharing their projects each Friday this month!  Today Annette and Ilina share projects they have created using the stencils.

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By Annette Allen

Annette decided to use the spritzer to get an airbrushed effect with her stencil and used: Chameleon Pens: BG3, YG3, PK3, PK4, VO2, BL4, GR3, BL3, BV2, BL2 and PK5, TCW: Mini Mumsy Stencil, Perfect Paper Crafting Airbrush, Neenah white card-stock, Technique Tuesday: Fabulous by Ali Edwards stamp set, Misc. Sequins and Versafine Onyx Black ink pad. You can download the instructions for Mumsy Stencil Project Here.

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Annette has also created a second project using the Aspen Trees stencil.

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By Annette Allen

You can download the instructions to the Aspen trees Stencil Project here.

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Ilina chose to create a design using the Poppy Fields stencil she said “I love flowers, especially poppies. When I was growing up close to our place there was a poppy field that my best friend and I used to play in. So when I saw this Poppy Field stencil from Crafter’s workshop I knew I had to create with it.”

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By Ilina Crouse

You can download the Poppy Field Stencil Project instructions here.

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We have really enjoyed playing with our friends at Crafters Workshop today and wanted to give you the opportunity to try our pens too, so why not enter our competition this month, we will put your name in our Chameleon Hat and draw a winner for a 5 pack of Chameleon Pens of your choice.  To enter leave a comment at the end of this post and sign up to join our creative community  (it’s free to join), the draw will close at midnight GMT on the 28th August.  The winner will be announced on our blog when we have a winner Wednesday post.

Now how about we get hopping, we have two places to hop today, our friends at Crafters Workshop and Ilina’s blog for a bonus project, just click on their names below to be taken to their blogs.

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We have a sneak peek at Ilina’s project for you.

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Harry Potter and The Cursed Child

Well we have to confess to having queued at midnight to collect our reserved copy of Harry Potter and The Cursed Child, so that we could learn what happened next to Harry, Hermione and Ron!  And what better way to celebrate the launch of this great new book by coloring our favourite characters!

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by Monika Kuriata

When we asked Monika to color this, this was her first reaction “When I heard That Harry Potter is my next project I was teryfied as I’m not very good in drawing or coloring people…I thought it is going to be a disaster… I had to think about it for some time and then I just started…I wanted to get it in dark colors to make my picture a little bit dangerous and magical. I’ve red the book and watched the movies and I loved them…so I decided it has to be a very good project after all…Did I manage it right?”

Materials Used:- 50 Chameleon Pen Set Deep Black (BK4), Bark (BR5), Hot Cocoa (BR2), Olive Green (OL3), Crimson Red (RD4), Cool Gray (CG8), Cool Gray(CG9), Cool Gray (CG5), Neutral Gray(NG4), Warm Gray(WG7), Nude(NU00), Sand(NU0), Caramel(NU4), Taupe(BR1), Lagoon(BG1), Cornflower Blue(BL4), Indigo(BL7), Dark Sage(Gr2), Red Coral(RD2), Cinnamon(BR3), Burgundy(RD5), Burnt Umber(BR4).  Harry Potter Coloring Book, by Warner.

Top tip to avoid the color showing through on the next page, scan the image from the book and print on A4 size white smooth card 250gsm.

Monika has created step by step instructions that you can download  here Harry Potter and The Cursed Child.

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Monika has also created a video showing how to color this magical page.

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Thanks for joining us today, we hope it will be as magical as our day!

 

Our Final Friend Friday With Arc Crafts

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We have had so much fun over the last few weeks, sharing our Friend Friday with Arc Crafts, our team have had so much fun playing with the Arc Wood products which are the perfect complement to Chameleon Color Tone Pens.

Tanya has created a candy tube, that we all would love to receive as a gift.

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By Tanya 

Tanya says ” Chameleon pens are unique. You can easily décor any project with them. And they are perfect for coloring flowers.”

You can download instructions to recreate the Arc Wood Candy Tube here.

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Ilina has created a home decor frame

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By Ilina 

We asked Ilina what inspired her to create this frame this is what she said ” I am fan of the new Illustrated Faith kits and when I saw the stamp set I knew it would be great for card making and home décor, so I decided to do this little shadowbox using the stamp set from the kit.”

You can download the instructions to make your own Home Decor Frame here.

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Our final design for this hop is from Ekaterina, with a variation on the pencil pot!

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by Ekaterina

We asked Ekaterina why she wanted to create this design this is what she had to say “It is always pleasant to work in a beautiful workplace. Now my pencils for drawing have a beautiful organizer for storage.”

You can download the instructions for the Arc Wood Pen Pot here.

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Don’t forget it is your last chance to enter our competition to

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 a Chameleon Pens 5 pack of their choice, to be entered in the draw all you have to do is leave a comment at the end of this post and sign up for our newsletter.  The draw will close at midnight GMT on July 31st.

Now our friends at Arc Craft have lots of inspiration to share, you can check out their social media sites here:-

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ARC.Crafts.

Twitter: @arccrafts

Instagram: arccrafts

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/arccrafts/

Website: www.arccrafts.com

And don’t forget to hop on over to their blog to see what their designer has created, just click on their name below.

Craft Knife Techniques With Chameleon Pens

We love to share new techniques that you can use with Chameleon Pens so today we have a craft knife technique tutorial with Olesya.P60327-113224

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We asked Olesya for her inspiration, this is what she said ” I love craft knife technique, love cutting very detailed and intricate elements. Chameleon pens’ ombre effect is a great touch behind those cut leaves.”

Materials Used:- Chameleon Color Tones Deluxe Set; Spring Meadow (YG3), Cool Gray (CG8), a craft knife, dry silver glitter, double-sided adhesive tape, enamel dots.

Instructions:-

1) Take a 4”x 5 ¾” piece of white cardstock and any oval shaped object to draw it out with a pencil.

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2) Draw whimsical veins and be sure to start cutting them with a craft knife.

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3) Slowly move the knife cutting all the strips. Be careful not to cut the veins apart.

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4) Apply a cut panel onto a card base which is slightly bigger and mark the leaves with a pencil to know where to color with Chameleon pens.

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5) Using the brush nib infuse the Cool Gray pen for 15 seconds and the Spring Meadow pen for 15 seconds to reach very light and smooth ombre effect.

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6) Adhere double-sided tape to one part of all the gray leaves.

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7) Sprinkle dry silver glitter to the tape and rub thoroughly with fingers.

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8) Shake off the excess and adhere the front panel to the card base.

 

9) Add the sentiment with a foam tape and a couple of enamel dots.

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Such great effects can be achieved using this technique, we would love to see your craft knife cards using Chameleon pens, don’t forget to share on our Facebook page.