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.
Art by Marlene
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.
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.
Add an outline with a Micron pen.
Finally, add some color to the background with watercolor.
- 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!!!
Hi 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!
I 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…
After 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…
This 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.
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.