August is shaping up to be a fabulous month. Our new Summer Stencils and new mediums (YES! we have new mediums now) are shipping and arriving in local stores near you … and TCW has partnered with Chameleon Pens for a fun month-long Friend Friday blog hop. Each Friday, members from both Design Teams will share some inspirational projects on both blogs using Chameleon Pens and stencils by The Crafter’s Workshop.
Take the time to visit both blogs and make sure to leave a comment on our Friend Friday blog posts for a chance to win a set of FIVE 6×6 stencils. Leave a comment on Chameleon’s Friend Friday blog posts for a chance to win a 5 Pen set of Chameleon Pens!
So, check out our team posts for this week and then hop over to Chameleon Pens blog and see what their team has created. Leave a comment below for a chance to win some stencils.
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A journal page seemed a suitable place to play with the pens and stencils, and having just returned from a beach vacation it was easy to find inspiration.
Cool Tones Chameleon Pens
pencil/fine line permanent marker
watercolor set & brush
fluid chalk ink
Before beginning the journal page I did a little test run with the Chameleon Pens on a piece of watercolor paper.
I began to lay out the stencils on my journal page and trace with a pencil.
Using a Chameleon Pen I filled in the stenciled images with color building from light to dark in the larger spaces. Infusing the tips (bullet and brush) with the toning medium gives you the ability to control the depth of your tone. For a more complete explanation, you may want to visit this YouTube video.
I added a watercolor wash to the background; the fact that the Chameleon Pens are permanent makes this an easy task.
Trace around images with a black permanent fine line marker to make them pop!
Add a sentiment to the journal spread and ink the edges with an application of fluid chalk ink.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial.
I’ll see you next time!
Hi all hope you are having a super creative summer! I am so excited to share a stencil marker combo mini project with you! For this mini project I used a beautiful new stencil from The Crafters Workshop: TCW649s La Rosa and a 5 set of Cool Chameleon blend markers.
Since these markers are alcohol based I also thought it would be fun to experiment with some Yupo paper and some Alcohol blending solution as well. If you have never used Yupo paper it is a great medium for mixed media, inks, paint and markers. Yupo is a synthetic paper that allows mediums like ink and marker to sit on top and not soak into the sheet.
First I selected marker PR4 (Purple Grape) and stenciled the rose onto the Yupo paper. I used the brush tip of the marker which is very saturated and gives amazing color coverage. You can see the ink bleed under the stencil this is part of the nature of the Yupo paper it has a slick plastic surface so the ink is free to glide onto the sheet and in some cases under the stencil. This step is both planned and spontaneous because you can’t control the slick nature of the paper. I also stenciled the leaves onto a separate sheet and used the blending tip on BG4 Aqua Marine to shade the leaf. I will add this leaves to the final piece later on.
In this next picture you can see each dot where I dripped the Alcohol Blending Solution onto the pigment and how it changed and pushed the ink further out in a watercolor like effect across the paper! Such a yummy pool of color!
Next I used BV4 Violet Blue to add darker contrast to the piece and then I applied a bit more blending fluid. Next up was my Uniball Signo white gel pen, since the paper is slick as a pulled the stencil away you can see the movement and texture that was added to the piece because the gel pen was wet. This adds interest and texture to the rose.
To finish I added some additional detailing around the rose, added the lettering in black and cut the finished leaves from the other sheet and glued them down. I love how this piece turned out! The dreamy watercolor feel and the vibrant colors jump off the page!
This piece reminds me that as summer comes to an end I need to take the time to dream, enjoy the long sunny days and of course smell the roses.
As always, keep creating! XOXO -Tori Weyers
I traced and colored in the stencils using the fun chameleon pens.
Little tricky starting out but I got the hang of it.
Next I outlined the flowers with a black marker.
Add some abstract flair and a sweet quote and wa-la!
Aren’t these fun projects? Don’t forget to leave a comment below for a chance to win a set of 5 stencils. Then hop over to Chameleon Pens Blog and leave a comment as well as register for their newsletter. You’ll have four chances to win since we will post each Friday this month for this cross promotion Friends Friday with Chameleon Pens and The Crafter’s Workshop.