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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here is my finished ATC.
I hope you enjoyed my technique and inspired you to try it.
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.The 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.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! After the lay of gel medium is dry, I painted a light wash of blues over the stenciled cardstock. 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.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.I use OR4- Sevillle Orange and BR2-Hot Cocoa for the fish and YG3-Spring Meadow for the 2 seashorses I embossed.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!Finally, I used couple different color threads to stitch lines down the right side of the page, mimicking the ceiling decorations throughout the aquarium.
I added a foam word sticker for my title and some journaling.
I am so pleased with the way it all turned out! I hope you are inspired to try out these clever markers!
Today I thought I would share my love of mandalas with you! They are my go-to for some serious stress relief.
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!
I 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.
The 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.
I 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!
By 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”
Those are wonderful projects! I love the stencils!
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!
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 🙂
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!!
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!
These are fabulous. Love the sea theme.
Love the projects!
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 🙂
Terrific examples and
they are all so pretty!
Carla from Utah
Such fun project. Love the yupo background and after seeing Consie’s project, I definitely need the Daisy Chain stencil!
WOW! Today’s projects are AWESOME!!!! Love every mixed media idea here. Thank You so much!
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!!!
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!
I love all the different techniques and can’t wait to try them!
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.
You make a amzing job and I love your styl how you draw ? It is Really amzing and I want to der more ?
I’ve kept an eye out for the winner’s post, but you don’t seem to have drawn a winner yet?