Gradient Coloring Tutorial using Chameleon Pens is what we have for you today. I am so excited to show you a different way to use your Chameleon Pens. I previously I have shown you how to use them using the blending solution chamber. Today, I will be showing you how to layer your colors to get the same gradient effect! I love the endless possibilities for these pens and hope you enjoy learning this technique today! Let’s begin!
Stamped image (we used an image from the Greetings on the Go Stamp Set)
Chameleon Pen Set ( I used colors RD4, OR4, BL3, BL6)
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You will want to pull out something that you can color. I used the stamped images from one of our stamp sets Greetings on the Go. I love the little truck and thought it was perfect for Father’s Day.
You will want to start off with the lightest color you will be using for your creation. In this case, it was the OR4. We colored the area we intended to shade completely with the OR4.
Take your R04 using the flicking motion (by placing your marker down and lifting up in an upward motion) and color approximately half of your image.
This circled area above is the results of the flicking technique.
Here is a close up of the second layer once applied. As you can see, there is a definite line between the two colors. Now we are going to layer more color so we can have a better blended look.
Now to blend the two colors together, you will use the lighter color (OR4) to blend it. Color the whole image again placing a bit more emphasis on the area around the red.
Notice how it doesn’t look as harsh as it did before and more blended. It looks great but we are going to do another layer to be sure it is blended with the results we want.
I am blending it here again using the flicking motion to try to get the blending to be more smooth.
I think I have the results I was looking for. What do you think?
Now we are going to be using the BL3 and BL6.
As we did with the previous coloring, we are going to start with the lighter color and color the whole area with the BL3. The difference with these two colors is quite a bit more drastic thank the previous ones so it will take a bit more ink to get the blending look I am looking for.
Now you are going to layer half of the image as shown with the darker color BL6.
You will now want to color in the truck using the BL3 marker. This is what you will be using to blend the darker color to the main color. be sure to color the whole image with the lighter color placing a bit more coloring emphasis on the middle area where it is to be blended.
This is really starting to come along but still has a bit of ink to be added before it gets to where I want it. Continue to add more ink in order to get the results you are looking for.
*NOTE* Please be sure to protect your work surface or else you can get ink on it. As you can see here, we are saturating the paper with ink therefore you can get bleed through with different kinds of paper. You can use alcohol ink to clean your surface but if it is a porous one, you may ruin your area so be sure to protect it.
Now we are going to color a light blue layer again by again emphasizing on the area where we want it to be blended.
This looks great! I really like how it came out! I think I like it better than my example.
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