Coloring Therapy with Chameleon Markers is what we are doing today. First, I want to announce the winner of the five pack of Earth Tones Chameleon Pens…… Drum roll……… The winner is Marilyn! Marilyn, please contact me with your mailing information and I will get your prize out to you! Now, back to our regularly scheduled program… LOL! So, who doesn’t love to color? Even when I was a kid I loved to color with crayons, markers, pencils and anything I could get my hands on. In this tutorial you will see how I use the markers to show depth by coloring some flower petals. *NOTE* In error I said there were 50 more Chameleon Pen colors coming out in the video. There will be 50 total colors (30 new colors)! The five packs to add to your collection will be available April. The complete pack of 52 will be available in September. I apologize for my error :/
Soooo… Let’s get started!
Black Memento Ink
I wasn’t sure what exactly my creativity was going to lead me to today so I picked these colors to start with.
I decided to start with OL3. I took my brush nib pen cap off and placed the blending solution chamber on top. Be sure it is placed securely onto the brush nib side.
Once it is secure, you will see the blending solution nib on the left and the brush nib on the right “kissing”. You want to be sure they are “kissing” so the blending solution transfers to the brush nib.
Hold your pen upright for 5-10 seconds depending on how light you want to start out. The lighter to start with, the longer you will want to do this.
Remove the cap and start coloring. As you can see the color is barely visable.
As I continue to color, you will see how the blending solution starts to go on the paper and then as it is used, more of the pigment comes through.
You then have the full color showing here at the end of the petal.
Here is the finished colored petal.
Here are some close up shot to show you more detail.
I then colored the other side with the same way.
Here is a close up shot of both petals.
I then colored using two different yellows YO3 and YL2. As you can see the YL2 needed more blending solution than the YO3. Lesson learned…. Sometimes it’s trial and error when you are trying to get a specific color you may find you need to add or subtract blending solution. You may even need to add another layer of color to darken the area you want color on.
Thank you for joining us for our tutorial today. We are going to have a giveaway! The giveaway is an awesome Art Bin pouch with a lanyard. These are a VERY HOT ITEM at the CHA SHOW every year and always run out!! As a matter of fact, I went to that booth first just to get one! This pouch is PERFECT for traveling to hold your passport, identification and even has a space for pens… YOUR CHAMELEON PENS, RIGHT? In order to qualify, you will need to comment on here what type of things you would like to color with chameleon markers. Do you like to color doodles, flowers, people, animals or everything? Leave your answer on this post and the winner will be announced next Monday.
We hope you have a great day and enjoyed going on A Creative Journey with Melissa.