Friend Friday with Chameleon Pens August 26

August has been so much fun.  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.

Friend Friday TCW and Chameleon Pens

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.

Karenliz Henderson



Hi everyone Karenliz here to show you a quick technique you can do using the wonderful Chameleon Pens and the new stencils from The Crafter’s Workshop. I love to experiment with products and the Chameleon Pens are alcohol based so this technique is the perfect one to create a great background.

I cut Yupo into ATC (Artist Trading Card) size and using the green and blue pens from the primary set I scribbled over the Yupo.

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Next, I sprayed the Yupo with alcohol (spray in a well ventilated place) and let it sit and dry. Since the pens are alcohol based the colors mixed together nicely.

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When it dried, I put The Sea stencil over it and used a paper towel with alcohol and wiped away the ink to reveal the stencil design.

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Here is my finished ATC.

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I hope you enjoyed my technique and inspired you to try it.

Jenni Calma

Hi friends!  Jenni here to share a scrapbook layout I made for The Crafter’s Workshop Blog and today’s Friend Friday with Chameleon Pens.

The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with some product to create this project.  The opinions I share are solely my own.wonder_TCW_Chameleon_Aug 2016The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with some product to create this project.  The opinions I share are solely my own.

I wanted to document our recent trip to the Georgia Aquarium and thought the new 6×9 stencil ‘The Sea’ to make some embellishments for my page.TCW_Chameleon LO_Aug 2016 (6)I started with the ‘Tribal Fish’ 12×12 stencil and the new Gel Medium.  I am SO excited about these new mediums that have just been released.  They are so fun to play with and this Gel is like the smoothest cake icing! TCW_Chameleon LO_Aug 2016 (10)After the lay of gel medium is dry, I painted a light wash of blues over the stenciled cardstock. TCW_GA Aquarium_Aug 2016 (1)While my watercolor is drying, I use a finger dauber and some sticky Versamark ink over all of the little fish on ‘The Sea’ stencil.  I added the ink onto a scratch piece of paper, but turn the stencil over to press the inked portion onto smooth paper.TCW_GA Aquarium_Aug 2016 (7)I wanted to use the Chameleon Pens to color the fish, so I used the stencil to emboss the positive part of the stencil, leaving the negative spaces to color.  I add white embossing powder and heat it after each stenciled fish.  Using small scissors, I fussy cut all the fish out.TCW_GA Aquarium_Aug 2016 (11)I use OR4- Sevillle Orange and BR2-Hot Cocoa for the fish and YG3-Spring Meadow for the 2 seashorses I embossed.TCW_Chameleon LO_Aug 2016 (18)I love the way the seahorses turned out.  I am anxious to try the pens on a larger project.  The pens are truly an amazing creation, perfect for traveling!TCW_GA Aquarium_Aug 2016 (15)Finally, I used couple different color threads to stitch lines down the right side of the page, mimicking the ceiling decorations throughout the aquarium. TCW_GA Aquarium_Aug 2016 (17)

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wonder_TCW_Chameleon_Aug 2016 (8)I added a foam word sticker for my title and some journaling. wonder_TCW_Chameleon_Aug 2016

I am so pleased with the way it all turned out!  I hope you are inspired to try out these clever markers!

Consie Sindet


Today I thought I would share my love of mandalas with you! They are my go-to for some serious stress relief.

Creating mandalas with Chameleon Pens and The Crafter's Workshop stencils • #chameleonpens #stencil #mandalaCreating mandalas with Chameleon Pens and The Crafter's Workshop stencils • #chameleonpens #stencil #mandala

I used the fabulous Chameleon Pens and one of the new Crafter’s Workshop stencils, the 6×6 Daisy Chain. By adding in some freehand doodling, I was able to create a bright, colorful mandala!

Creating mandalas with Chameleon Pens and The Crafter's Workshop stencils • #chameleonpens #stencil #mandalaI started by tracing the outside of the stencil with a pencil. I also added a few marks to partition off the different designs on the stencil.

Creating mandalas with Chameleon Pens and The Crafter's Workshop stencils • #chameleonpens #stencil #mandalaThe next step in my plan had me adding in each of the primary colors of the Chameleon pens to create sections of gradated color. Because I was attempting to fill in pretty large areas, I did add the Toning Medium to each of the brush tips for at least 40 secs.

Creating mandalas with Chameleon Pens and The Crafter's Workshop stencils • #chameleonpens #stencil #mandalaI then placed the stencil back on my circle of color and used the bullet nib of the black pen to trace some of the openings in the stencil. This is a great way to make each mandala you create unique. There are so many fun designs within this one stencil, that I could choose to trace a different set to make a completely different affect!

Creating mandalas with Chameleon Pens and The Crafter's Workshop stencils • #chameleonpens #stencil #mandalaBy then adding in some of my own freehand doodling using both the brush and bullet nibs on the black pen, I was able to finish off this fabulous piece of art in my journal. The Chameleon Pens are a great addition to your pen and marker collection! The gradated color adds a totally new aspect to creating backgrounds. Thanks for joining me while I played with these fun pens! Consie

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.  Make sure to check out all our Friend Friday posts from this month.   Thanks to everyone that played along and thank you to Chameleon Pens!  This was fun.

17 thoughts on “Friend Friday with Chameleon Pens August 26

  1. Wow- such amazing projects! I love the tag! And the fish on the layout are just wonderful! We fish all the time so this is calling me! The Diasy Chain stencil is delightful. Love how it was colored! Thanks for all the inspiratioN!

  2. I can’t say I love one more than the other for these projects……….they are all amazing!!!! From the beautiful swirled background, the gorgeous embossed fish & seahorse, to the fabulous colored daisy chain……STUNNING!!!!! So many different techniques full of inspiration 🙂

  3. What amazing projects and out-of-the-box uses for these pens! Gotta bookmark this page to come back and try these… especially the Yupo background and turning a stencil into a stamp – thanks for all the fab inspiration!!

  4. All of these are quite awesome in their own right but my absolute favorite is the Mandala! That surprises me because I don’t usually like Mandalas! This one just draws me in though!! It has been a fun month with you and Chameleon pens! Glad I was along for the journey!! TFS!

  5. WOW wow WOW
    THREE FABULOUS projects and lots of EXCITING techniques!!!
    I feel SO INSPIRED, can’t wait to get some Yupo paper for an alcohol workout, will definitely be trying the SUPER COOL negative embossing and combining shading with soothing doodling too!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing 🙂

  6. This has been so amazing seeing all the creative people and the variety of different techniquies on both chameleion and crafter’s workshop sites…it is superb, fun, bright oh and let’s FUN again!!!

  7. These Chameleon Pens look Amazing! Thanks for sharing examples of how these pens work. I don’t think I have seen any like them before. I love the unique take on the mandala example. TWC has the best posts!

  8. I loved the nautical posts. the movement of the water
    on the first is amazing. The colorful fish on the layout
    was so pretty.
    The mandala is fantastic. So intricate.
    thanks for sharing some wonderful ideas.

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