Create a Spinner Card

Hello everyone, we are super excited to share with you this great tutorial on how to make a spinner card with your Chameleon Color Tone Pens with guest designer Monica.

By Monica Maldarella

Why not watch what happens when you open this kinetic card!

Spinner Card by Monica Maldarella from Chameleonpens on Vimeo.

Monica said for her inspiration ” I love to surprise my kids with dynamic birthday cards: theirs reaction is amazing! I made this spinner card for my 8 years old daughter.”

You too can recreate this moving Spinner Card marvel by downloading the instructions here.

Butterfly Necklace

The saying goes “New Year, New You” so why not create a new look by accessorising your outfits with handmade jewellery? Today we are joined by guest designer Monica Maldarella, Monica is one of our design team alumini and has popped in to share this stunning butterfly necklace, colored with Chameleon Pens.

By Monica Maldarella

Monica said “The shrinking plastic is a very versatile material and I have much fun with it. Chameleon pens are perfect to color it. For this project I got lots of shading using just two pens!”

The butterfly is so pretty we couldn’t resist showing you a close up picture too.

If you would like to recreate your own Butterfly Necklace you can download the instructions here.

DIY Stencilling

Today we have more new ideas/techniques for you to try. Have you ever wondered how easy it would be to create your own stencils?  We asked design team member Olesya to show you how to create a stencil and then turn it into a card.

By Olesya Kharkova

Olesya said “Magic theme is a great theme to spread your imagination and feel free to think out something unbelievable. I love bright Chameleon pens to make my magic elements more magnetic. ”

To see how to create your own stencil you can download the DIY stenciling card instructions here.

Resist Technique Tag

New Year, new ideas, why not try a new technique? Do you know you can combine traditional craft techniques with your Chameleon pens?  Today Tanya shows you how to create a resist technique over a Chameleon pen colored background.

By Tanya Batrak

Tanya said “Chameleon Pens are unique markers, they can give you about ten shades of a tone. You can use them as a coloring pen for images or make an unusual background.”

If you would like to see how to create this Resist techniqe tag you can download the instructions here.

Make Your Own Glass Mosaic Candle Holder

Hi as we enter a new year what about a new look for your home?  Today we have a home decor makeover post, where we show you how you can create a colourful mosaic candle holder with Chameleon Color Tone Pens that will add rainbows of color to any room!

By Tracy McLennon

We tasked Tracy with creating something for the home that would give a makeover that extra special touch and we asked her what inspired her to create this colourful candle holder.  She said “I wanted to create something using glass to really show off the shine that can be created using Chameleon Pens and glassware. ”

If you would like to recreate Tracy’s DIY Glass Mosaic Candle Holder you can download her free step by step instructions here.


Modern Travel Pocket Layout

Now Christmas is over thoughts turn to booking holidays, we too have been busy planning our globe trotting adventures here at Chameleon HQ and so far we have managed to organise a trip to the local beach!!!  Now once your holidays are under way you need something to capture those memories so why not have a go at a modern pocket scrapbook layout?

Chameleon pens are perfect for scrapbook pocket layout designs, tanya has created two pocket card to go in her modern travel layout.

By Tanya Batrak

Tanya said “Coloring is a fascinating technique! You can use it in any project. With the help of Chameleon Pens it is so easy to make lots of gorgeous backgrounds, even for pocket scrapbooking.”

You too can create these great pocket scrapbook cards just download the Travel layout instructions here.

Happy New Year Layout

Hello everyone and a Happy New Year!  Today we asked Tracy to share a layout using some of her new year celebration photos with a new technique.  Yes you heard us right we have another way you can use your Chameleon Color Tone Pens….You can color your stamps and then spritz with rubbing alcohol and stamp with them – how cool is that!

By Tracy McLennon

Tracy said “I love to play around with ink and color. So while experimenting with watercolor looks, I came up with this stamping technique and thought it would be fun to share.”

If you would like to see how easy it is to recreate this New Years Layout you can download the full instructions here.


Happy New Year

A Very Happy New Year to all our readers, we hope you had a wonderful festive season and that 2018 will be a creative journey for you.

By Olesya Kharkova

Olesya said “Winter Holidays are my most favorite and I like making lots of card on this theme. This time I decided to make a New Year’s card, very cozy and warm.”

If you would like to recreate Olesya’s Happy New Year card you can download the instructions here.

So all that remains is to decide whether to make a new year’s resolution, have you already made yours or are you struggling to think what to do?  Here are a few ideas…

  • Keep craft table tidy
  • Use existing craft supplies before buying new ones
  • Complete the Chameleon online learning courses levels 1-3
  • Colour something every day

Do you have any new year resolution suggestions, we would love to hear them!

Christmas Thanks

We hope everyone had a wonderful Holiday season and if you were lucky enough to receive any gifts we hope they included some Chameleon goodies!  Now all that remains is to say thank you and what better way than with a card.

By Ilina Crouse

Ilina said “While I was growing up we didn’t exchange presents at Christmas and it’s fairly new tradition for me (since moving to the US, which is 13 years now). Now that I have kids I try to teach them to be thankful for presents they receive especially from people that are not I or my husband. So after Christmas I help my kids make thank you cards to give to the friends (and family) they receive presents from. So today I am sharing a little bit more “grown up” version of a Christmas thank you card, it’s easy to create and make multiples of. ”

If you would like to recreate Ilina’s elegant Thank you for the gifts Card you can download the instructions here.

Or just grab a coffee, put your feet up and watch the video!

Christmas Thank You Card by Ilina from Chameleonpens on Vimeo.

A Joyful Journal Page

Merry Christmas everyone!  We hope Santa left you some lovely gifts under the tree, maybe even a new journal.

Journaling has become increasingly popular over recent years, with artists creating mini masterpieces in journals and art books, today Jessica shares a Christmas themed journal page that is a joy to see!

By Jessica Sanders

Jessica said “Christmas is an amazing time of year.  I absolutely love all of the lights and sparkle during the holiday season!  I wanted to capture some of that sparkle and joy in this journal page.”

If you would like to see how this Christmas Journal Page was created you can download the instructions here.

Or grab a cuppa and sit back and watch the video.

A Christmas Journal by Jessica from Chameleonpens on Vimeo.

If you haven’t tried it why not create your own journal to capture all your artistic endeavours.