Friend Friday with Chameleon Pens August 5

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.

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.

 Art by Marlene

Good afternoon my artsy crafty friends! It is me Marlene, from ART BY MARLENE. I  am very happy, to be able to share a mini project, with you here on The Crafter’s Workshop blog.

What will I be sharing? Well, I am sharing a journal page, created with Joanne Fink’s lovely “take delight” stencil (TCW2157) and the Chameleon blend pens.

I start by tracing the stencil quote with a pencil.



I take out my Chameleon cool tone set.


chameleon cool tone set

I infuse the blender pen for about 3-5 seconds each time, depending on the size of the letters that I am filling in. The larger the letter, the more time I add to infuse my pen. I start filling in the letters from the top and move down to the bottom, that way the bottom part of the letters end up the darkest and you have a perfect color transition! If you are unsure of how to do it, this youtube video might be of help.


quote stencil by Joanne Fink

Add an outline with a Micron pen.


outline the quote with a micron pen

Finally, add some color to the background with watercolor.


“take delight” stencil quote by Joanne Fink, combined with Chameleon pens and watercolor.

Laurel Beard

Mixed Media Stenciled Card with Laurel Beard 1

  • BG4 – Aqua Marine
  • Daisy Chain 6×6 Stencil
  • Gesso: Gold, White, Black

Laurel used just one Chameleon alcohol marker to color the little bear. She used BG4 and in no time at all got some great shading. She paired the image with the Daisy Chain stencil. She decided to go a little mixed media for this card so blending some Gold gesso thru the stencil. Once the gold gesso was dry (takes almost no time), she added some swipes black and white gesso with her favorite tool – her finger!!!


Mixed Media Stenciled Card with Laurel Beard 2

Kim Schofield

Kim Schofield, TCW654, Chameleon MarkersHi everyone! Kim here with you today, sharing a project featuring brand new stencils from The Crafters Workshop and markers from Chameleon! Chameleon markers are allow the user to create easy shading using only one marker. I was working with smaller images so I did just a bit of shading, but lots of coloring!
Kim Schofield, TCW654, Chameleon MarkersI started by laying the TCW654, Chica Doodles stencil over a piece of Neenah white cardstock. I simply followed the lines and shapes of the stencil with the markers. One of the things I really liked about these markers was how vibrant the colors were, with loads of ink in each marker! Serious fun for folks who love to color!

Because my paper was very porous, there was some minor spreading of the color, but that was a-ok with me and I’ll show you how I added more detail…
Kim Schofield, TCW654, Chameleon MarkersAfter I colored the images with the marker I went back over each section, tracing through the stencil, with a thin black alcohol safe pen. I love added detail that the black line adds, with the color just slightly blending beyond the edge of the lines…like water coloring! Then I cut the panel into three pieces before adding lots of sparkle and shine with a Wink of Stella clear glitter pen and Glossy Accents. Here’s a close up of the finished card…

Kim Schofield, TCW654, Chameleon MarkersThis is a big card…measuring 5.5″ x 5.5″…looks like I’ll be handmaking an envelope! I layered each panel with olive green cardstock, and mounted the panels on a piece of embossed kraft cardstock. The sentiment is stamped in black Archival on vellum. The last embellishment was a tiny red heart, covered in glitter and more Glossy Accents. This card has lots of shine and I love finding ways to incorporate stencils in to my love of card making.

Happy Crafting!

Products Used:
Chia Doodles – TCW654

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.

41 thoughts on “Friend Friday with Chameleon Pens August 5

  1. The journal page is so beautiful with all those colors! Incredible designs!!!! Chameleon pens are amazing 🙂

  2. Fun projects! I have never seen these pens before but they look awesome! Thanks for sharing these ideas xxx

  3. Wat een bijzondere manier om stencil en pennen op deze manier te combineren Marlene! Prachtig kleurverloop!

  4. Whoa baby! These are awesome!! I especially love the journal page!! So pretty and it sounds easy enough that I might even be able to do it!! Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win some awesome stencils!! Fingers crossed!

  5. Wow!Lots of DIFFERENT projects with stencils ,pens,I love the depth the markers give to the letters. I love all the DIFFERENT projects.My mind is flowing ideas now.

  6. Hi Marlene ~ These stencils are awesome!!! I own several stencils from TCW and love using them with markers, watercolors, texture paste or anything else I get my hands on. Right now I’m loving the Mini Chicken Wire and the Mini Striped Leaves, Thanks for always stretching our imaginations!! Have an awesome weekend!!!

  7. Kim – we don’t always have to stay within the lines. The flower are so pretty.
    Bright, vivid colors.
    I’ve been going to a bible journaling class at the local scrapbook store and
    Marlene’s page will work into my bible so well.
    Love the little bear.
    thanks for sharing.

  8. Perfect made projects! I love the coloring. And your stencils are my fave ever! Love their structure, flexibility, thickness and patterns! It would be awesome to increase my collection with another 5!

  9. Fabulous projects ladies! Love all the stencils and the pins look fairly easy to use. I’m looking forward to Friday’s now. 🙂

  10. Fabulous projects! I love Marlene’s inspiring stencil and colors, Laurel’s texture and coloring, and Kim’s bold colors and fun stencil! Awesome products! Can’t wait to try some of these techniques!

  11. What beautiful projects you all have posted! You make me rethink about trying out these wonderful markers….and these stencils…..LOVE

  12. I love the stencils and how great the chameleons make the letters pop off page! I’d love to have them all and so these projects!!! ?

  13. Love seeing the pens work with the stencils! Such fun projects! Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win!

  14. WOW
    WONDERFUL projects, the stencils and pens work like MAGIC together in your talented hands Marlene, Laurel and Kim!!!
    LOVE the Ombre effect for the quote, one pen for ALL the shading on the bear, SO COOL and the fine black lines make the perfect accent for the VIBRANT Chica Doodle design!!!
    THANK YOU ALL for sharing your SUPER stencil INSPIRATION

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