12 Days of Giving

Hello everyone! It’s Kelly Klapstein here today to share a couple of projects I made using Chameleon Pens! First is a card I coloured and demonstrated on Periscope last week.  You can click HERE to see the blog post with the video tutorial about this card.Creating and Coloring with Chameleon Pens: @csmscrapbooker @kellycreates @chameleonpens #chameleonpens #coloring #adultcoloring #zentangle #scrapbooking #card #coredinations

Did you know that Chameleon Pens has free downloads for colouring on their website PLUS Color Cards you can purchase? I have 2 sets… Flowers and Zen.

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These Color Cards are so helpful and have pre-made samples inside to show you how to color and shade with the pens.

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One tip I have is to use that Colorless Blender pen to help smooth the shading and color tones. So in the photo below, I add color gradations of purple to the tulip and then I blend with the Colorless Blender pen.

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Creating and Coloring with Chameleon Pens: @csmscrapbooker @kellycreates @chameleonpens #chameleonpens #coloring #adultcoloring #zentangle #scrapbooking #card #coredinations

Also, I do not leave the color tip in the chamber for too long because it will really lighten up your color a LOT, and you will have to colour for quite awhile for the pigment to return to the nib.

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You do not have to follow the color sample guides of the Color Cards exactly…I changed mine up a little.

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I love the black detail pen that comes with the set too, and you can add extra details to the pre-printed images… or on my card I wrote a hand lettered sentiment “Thank You.” The detail pen has 2 tips, one on each end…. 4 mm and 6 mm.

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For my next project, I made a scrapbook layout of my daughter and used the Color Cards as part of the design.  I just love how I can customize part of my layout by creating my own patterned paper with these Color Cards! The design is based on this month’s April Sketchy Challenge.

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I coloured 2 of the ZEN Color Cards, with purple, blue and green Chameleon Pens.  Then I cut the cards in half.  If you look closely at this photo below, you can see that I used only TWO pens, the blue and purple, to create all those beautiful colour gradations on the Color Card.

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Creating and Coloring with Chameleon Pens: @csmscrapbooker @kellycreates @chameleonpens #chameleonpens #coloring #adultcoloring #zentangle #scrapbooking #card #coredinations

I also hand lettered my title “One of a Kind” and did the journaling with the Chameleon black detail pen. This permanent ink does not bleed at all on the cardstock.

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When placed on some complimentary coloured cardstock from Core’dinations, the whole design really pops!

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Instead of stressing about finding the right piece of patterned paper for my photo and layout, I created my own using Chameleon Pens and Color Cards!

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So click HERE and hop on over to our Sketchy Gallery and find some inspiration!  Then you can colour yourself HAPPY!

 

 



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  1. Gretchen Wilson Reply

    Love the layout and video was very helpful for the lettering!