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Custom Tie Dye Ribbon Tutorial

Custom Tie Dye Ribbon Tutorial is what we have for you today. Do you ever look at a project and think Wow! Those two or three colors would look awesome with this creation but can’t figure out how? PROBLEM SOLVED! I have an inexpensive way for you to create your own Custom Tie Dye Ribbon for your projects that won’t break the bank! Ready? Let’s do this!

Supplies Needed for the Custom Tie Dye Ribbon Project

Alcohol Ink

Isopropyl Alcohol

Paper Clips

Seam Binding

Plastic Baggies or a Jar you don’t mind getting stained

Clothes Pins (yay remmebered!)

Paper towels or I used make up pads

GLOVES if you don’t want to get ink all over your hands because YOU WILL

For this project, I used Chameleon Ink refill colors Y03, V04 and BG4 for the alcohol ink colors.

I also used white seam binding.

For the seam binding, there is a small pin in it to hold the ribbon. Take it out but be sure to keep it as it comes in handy for storage!

To begin, take the amount of ribbon you need for your project and cut it off of your roll. For this ribbon, I am making it a little bit messy looking on purpose to I am just randomly bunching my seam binding ribbon together as shown.

Twist the seam binding and clip one end of it in the clothespin.

Twist and clip the other end so it looks like the above and set aside.

For the second Custom Tie Dye Ribbon, wrap your ribbon neatly around your hand as shown above.

Take out four paper clips and place them on the ribbon as shown above.

This is the back side of the ribbon. Notice that the paperclips are placed differently to get a different effect.

Using your baggy as an ink catch all, place your ribbon inside the bag. Carefully place a small amount of alcohol ink inside your bag of the first color.

Add the second color to your bag. I put WAYYY too much of the first color in however you will see what I do with the extra in a little bit.

Close your baggy and Smoosh, yes I said SMOOSH, your colors inside the bag. This is what your bag will look like, A MESS! Set your Custom Tie Dye Ribbon aside.

Take out your second baggy and place a few drops of the colors you wish to use inside the baggy.

Using your clothes pin seam binding ribbon, strategically place the ink on various parts of the ribbon.

Take out your first inked creation and set aside to dry.

With the extra ink inside the baggy from the first creation, I placed some more seam binding ribbon and smooshed it to see what effect I would get. Set it aside to dry.

Take out the inked ribbon with the clothespins from the bag once they have dried. These are still a little bit wet.

This is what it looks like! I love it! What do you think?

I used WAY TOO MUCH ink for the first ribbon project. LESSON LEARNED however, I do like how it came out so maybe it wasn’t so bad after all!

You will need to carefully take off the paperclips so the ribbon doesn’t snag. ANOTHER lesson I learned…

This is what the ribbon looks like although it is still quite wet as you can see by the look of my fingers.

The results of the ribbon as it is drying.

This is what the purple and yellow ribbon looks like once it is completely dry.

When the yellow and blue ribbon is completely dry, this is what it looks like. I am glad you can see more of the blue now and it doesn’t look all green!

This is the extra piece of ribbon I put in the baggy just to see what it looked like. I know I can use this on a future project!

Here are all of them side by side completely dry. Which would you want to try?

For this weeks giveaway, we are giving away $15 credit to our store!

For last weeks giveaway, we are giving away $15 credit to our store!

The winner is Teresa G.

Please be sure that you  send me a message letting me know which post you won on and your contact info and I can send your code for your store credit to you!

Winners, please send me an message HERE and I will get your prize out to you!

For all of our giveaways including this one, in order for you to qualify for an entry to win, you would need to be a follower on YouTube, subscribe to our mailing list/blog posts (found on our blog page) and you may also comment on this blog post for an additional entry to win! When you subscribe, you will receive an e-mail on Mondays with our latest blog post. BE SURE TO READ IT to check to see if you are a winner EVERY WEEK. If you do not contact me within two weeks of the announcement of winning, you will forfeit your prize. NO EXCEPTIONS. Thank you for your understanding.

NOTE: If you are subscribed with two different names and I am unable to match you with your subscription to the blog and the YouTube Channel, you will be ineligible to win as I can’t decipher if you are a matching subscriber to both. Thank you for your understanding.

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SAVE MONEY – Dollar Store Embellishment Custom Coloring

SAVE MONEY – Dollar Store Embellishment Custom Coloring is what we have for you today. I bought some pearl embellishments at the dollar store. I am going to show you how to custom color them for any project and save money while doing it!

Supplies Needed for the SAVE MONEY – Dollar Store Embellishment Custom Coloring Project

Alcohol Markers or Pens

Embellishment

Project you are trying to color match

This all started when I was at the dollar store and saw these.

There are 216 self adhesive pearls for ONE DOLLAR!  Now, I am going to show you how to create your own colors for these so you can use them on any of your projects!

Here you can see that there is an adhesive line that the pearls are on. You can cut those however it works best for you.

For the SAVE MONEY – Dollar Store Embellishment Custom Coloring tutorial, I am using OL3 and YG3 chameleon pens to color the pearls for my project.

To begin, take out your OL3 chameleon pen.

Using the brush nib of your chameleon pen for your SAVE MONEY – Dollar Store Embellishment Custom Coloring project, color the embellishment completely so there isn’t any white showing through. I think it’s a pretty good match! What do you think?

Take out your YG3 chameleon pen and color your second pearl.

What a difference in the two colors! I really like them both but the first one matches my project better.

This is what happens when I colored the pearl with the YG3 and then colored on top of that OL3 and this is what it looks like on the right. I really like it!

For this weeks giveaway, we are giving away $15 credit to our store!

For last weeks giveaway, we are giving away $15 credit to our store!

The winner is Mary V.

Please be sure that you  send me a message letting me know which post you won on and your contact info and I can send your code for your store credit to you!

Winners, please send me an message HERE and I will get your prize out to you!

For all of our giveaways including this one, in order for you to qualify for an entry to win, you would need to be a follower on YouTube, subscribe to our mailing list/blog posts (found on our blog page) and you may also comment on this blog post for an additional entry to win! When you subscribe, you will receive an e-mail on Mondays with our latest blog post. BE SURE TO READ IT to check to see if you are a winner EVERY WEEK. If you do not contact me within two weeks of the announcement of winning, you will forfeit your prize. NO EXCEPTIONS. Thank you for your understanding.

NOTE: If you are subscribed with two different names and I am unable to match you with your subscription to the blog and the YouTube Channel, you will be ineligible to win as I can’t decipher if you are a matching subscriber to both. Thank you for your understanding.

We hope you will subscribe to our YouTube Channel, Blog/Newsletter updates and check out our website!

As always, we appreciate your visit and we hope you enjoyed going on A Creative Journey with Melissa. 

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Coloring Do’s, Don’ts, Results & Lessons Learned

Coloring Do’s, Don’ts, Results & Lessons Learned is what we have for you today. I love to color and shade. I thought it would be a good idea to show you what I would do to utilize two different colors and join them together for a creation. Coloring Do’s, Don’ts, Results & Lessons Learned – This post is a perfect example of me being human.

Personally, I don’t like edited videos because to me it makes me feel stupid when I make mistakes all of the time and everyone else has these BEAUTIFUL PERFECT videos and I am JUST ME. I am a one shot video kind of girl unless I REALLY mess up and I will just do the whole thing over again. Honestly, I think that has happened 5 times in the past 3 years and had to be redone due to language.. OOPS!

I have been told that people like my videos because I am real and show how to correct the problems I have made. I am actually good with just me so let’s see how this turned out, shall we? Can you hear my eye roll? LOL Trust me, it’s well deserved.

Supplies Needed for the Coloring Do’s, Don’ts, Results & Lessons Learned Tutorial

Chameleon Alcohol Pens

A Creative Journey with Melissa Everyday Alphabet Outline Upper Case and Symbols Large Stamp Set or your favorite A Creative Journey with Melissa stamp set

Ink

Paper

Stamp Block

TIME!

Take out your A Creative Journey with Melissa Everyday Alphabet Outline Upper Case and Symbols Large Stamp Set

Stamp your letters on your paper. Take out your chameleon pens.

Using a flicking motion, color the top part of your p with the Y03 chameleon pen.

Using your PK3 chameleon pen and click color the pink. This really didn’t come out the way I had hoped. I have my ideas as to why below.

This is how it looked once it was all colored. Honestly, after cutting out the letters and cleaning them up a bit, they wouldn’t be TOO bad… but… I didn’t care for it.

For the next part of Coloring Do’s, Don’ts, Results & Lessons Learned, take out your CG8 Chameleon Pen. I colored the inside the letter I with a flicking motion.

Take out your PK3 Chameleon Pen and also did the flicking color on the opposite side from the gray. I really like the way the pink and gray blended. The middle one is my favorite!

Here, I want to show you that you can do a variance in color with just hand drawn letters too! I started with the CG8 for the top part of the letter S on the right. Using my PK3 Chameleon pen I made the bottom part of the S and blended it with the gray.

I really like how it came out! What do you think? I realize it was done quickly but the possibilities are ENDLESS, right?

I guess the word spring isn’t AS BAD as I thought… sorta… LOL!  I do like how the middle letter I looks with the gray and pink. Typically, coloring looks better once it has dried.

Coloring Do’s, Don’ts, Results & Lessons Learned? Make sure your pen ISN’T OVER FILLED WITH INK, the ink has time to dry because it looks better once it has AND most of all… use lighter colors to start with. I am not saying it wouldn’t look great with darker colors but I think I need more practice. The pink and yellow didn’t turn out as bad as it looked at first but I will have to try that one again and show you an update. I am on a mission!

For this weeks giveaway, we are giving away the Chameleon Pastel pen set and they are great for coloring!

For last weeks giveaway, we are giving away the A Creative Journey with Melissa Birthday Wishes Stamp Set! Not only are the sentiments fantastic, the images are awesome and great for coloring!

The winner for our last blog post giveaway is Maja.

Please be sure that you  send me a message letting me know which post you won on and your contact info and I can get your prizes out to you!

Winners, please send me an message HERE and I will get your prize out to you!

For all of our giveaways including this one, in order for you to qualify for an entry to win, you would need to be a follower on YouTube, subscribe to our mailing list/blog posts (found on our blog page) and you may also comment on this blog post for an additional entry to win! When you subscribe, you will receive an e-mail on Mondays with our latest blog post. BE SURE TO READ IT to check to see if you are a winner EVERY WEEK. If you do not contact me within two weeks of the announcement of winning, you will forfeit your prize. NO EXCEPTIONS. Thank you for your understanding.

NOTE: If you are subscribed with two different names and I am unable to match you with your subscription to the blog and the YouTube Channel, you will be ineligible to win as I can’t decipher if you are a matching subscriber to both. Thank you for your understanding.

We hope you will subscribe to our YouTube Channel, Blog/Newsletter updates and check out our website!

As always, we appreciate your visit and we hope you enjoyed going on A Creative Journey with Melissa. 

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Removing Color with Alcohol Markers

Removing Color with Alcohol Markers is what we have for you today. Normally I am telling you how to color with your Chameleon alcohol pens. Today, I am going to show you how to remove color to create a design, pattern or texture using alcohol pens.


Supplies Needed for the Removing Color with Alcohol Markers Project

Chameleon Pens (or any alcohol Marker)

Blender Pen

Paper

Protected area to work on or protective mat

Your blender pen is what you are going to use to take color away from your area. Think of it as almost the effect of a bleach on your colored area and it takes the pigment away.

Uncap your blender pen. To get the best effect of grass on your colored area, I would suggest you use the brush nib side of your pen.

Using a flicking motion, flick your pen from the bottom toward the top to create a grass look to your colored area. It will show less and less pigment as it dries.

I’m not sure  if you can see the green on the blender pen.  For the Removing Color with Alcohol Markers, this is what happens when you use the blender pen on a color.

If you do happen to get some color on it, use a scratch piece of paper and color off the marker. Basically you will write with it until the color comes off on the paper. This will ensure none of the previous color gets on the new project.

For this design, I decided to draw a simple smiley face.

For the Removing Color with Alcohol Markers Project you can see what the green looks like with the grass design. It is still drying but you can see the pattern.

Here you can see a slight smiley face pattern on the yellow circle. It is still drying so it isn’t as clear yet.

Just to make sure the smiley face is clear, I went over the smiley face a few times to show you the difference between when you do it once for the pattern versus a few times.

While the smiley face us drying and becoming more visable, I am coloring a square with the chameleon pen for the Removing Color with Alcohol Markers Project.

If you notice on the square I colored, the top has a little bit of color protruding from the main coloring. I am going to correct that by using the blender pen.

To correct the coloring of the square, color with the blender pen toward the color. This will move the color and almost work like an eraser.

As you can see, the blender pen used to erase some of the color worked! If you notice there is still a little bit more color that needs to be erased, repeat using the blender pen. The ore [pigment in the color the longer and harder it is to erase.

Now that the paper has had some time to dry, you can really see where the smiley face is thicker and more evident. The possibilities are endless, you can use dots, hashtags, stars, circles, squares, triangles, etc. You can make your own background using this technique as well!

Now for this weeks GIVEAWAY we are giving away the 5 Pen Pastel Tones Set of Chameleon Alcohol Pens

To qualify to win, you must be BOTH:

A public follower on YouTube, subscribe to our mailing list/blog posts and you may also comment on this blog post for an additional entry to win! Winners will be announced next week on our Mondays with Melissa blog post!

If you do not contact me within two weeks of the announcement of winning, you will forfeit your prize. Thank you for your understanding.

Subscribe to BOTH with MATCHING NAMES to be eligible. If I am unable to match you with your subscription to both the email list and the YouTube Channel, you will miss your chance to win a prize. If I can’t decipher if you are a matching subscriber (if your profile doesn’t show publicly who you subscribe to) and I can’t confirm you have subscribed to both, I won’t be able to enter you in for the prize. **DO NOT COMMENT WITH YOUR ENTIRE EMAIL ADDY. Only give me the first 6 NOT INCLUDING YOUR HOST. Just enough for me to match your name will work perfectly.

 Now for last  weeks GIVEAWAY we are giving away the A Creative Journey with Melissa Snowflake Beauty Stamp Set!

  Judy H. you are the winner!

Judy,  please send me your contact information via contact page on our website, which post you are a winner from and I will get your prize out to you! Thank you so much for being a YouTube follower and subscribing to our mailing list/blog posts!

Thank you for joining us for the Removing Color with Alcohol Markers Project . I hope I have inspired you to create your own gift card holders and please be sure to share what you come up with!

Have a wonderful week and thank you for going on A Creative Journey with Melissa.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coloring with Chameleon Pens Showing Highlights

Coloring with Chameleon Pens Showing Highlights is what we have for you today. I don’t know about you but I always have a hard time showing the light source and highlights in my coloring. I truthfully think it is a struggle for me just because I get anxiety over it. Although I am a bit insecure and don’t feel I am good at it. If I took a deep breath and just focused, I would be fine… but I psych myself out most of the time.

Today I am going to show you a shortcut I use for Coloring with Chameleon Pens Showing Highlights. It has helped me and I hope it helps you too!

Supplies Needed

Ink

Stamp Block

Chameleon Pens

A Creative Journey with Melissa Coffee, Tea and Wine – OH MY! Stamp Set

Paper

Stamp your images on your paper and take out your RD4 Chameleon Pen.

Remove the blending solution cartridge revealing the pen cap.

Take off the pen cap revealing the nib of your choice.

Place your blending solution cartridge on your pen.

Hold your Chameleon Pen upright for 10-15 seconds.

Notice how the tip of the nib is much lighter in color than the base of it. This is where the blending solution has been placed from the blending solution cartridge.

Color the area where you think the light would hit the stamped image in the picture. This will be very light in color therefore highlighting the area.

Continue to the handle of the cup which will also highlight that area.

Outline the image with your Chameleon RD4 Pen.

By using a flicking motion, color the image from the outside to the inside flicking toward your lightened area.

I am now doing the other side of the cup toward the lightened area.

Here i have colored the whole cup and the highlighted area is obvious but could be even more so.

Here is a close up. You could leave it like this but I don’t care for it. I think it needs to have a more finished and uniform look.

Place your blending solution cartridge on your pen nib again allowing the blending solution onto the tip of the pen nib.

Starting with the lightened area, color the cup over all of the areas you had previously starting with the lightest area first.

Here you can see there is a more uniform colored look and you can also see the highlight.

Here is another way to show the highlight even more. Add the blending solution cartridge on top of the nib.

Once you have had it upright for 5-7 seconds, go over just the area where you were highlighting the coffee cup.

Notice how it is blended however still shows the highlighted area a little more intense now that we have added more of the blending solution to the cup.

Now I am going to add just straight blending solution to the image on the cup to make the highlight even more intense.

This is what it looks like using the colorless blender after the previous steps we have taken.

Now I am going to show you what it looks like if you color the image without blending solution.

Now I am going to use the Colorless blending pen to highlight the area directly without any other addition of blending solution.

Here is a close up of the image once this has been done. Notice how light it is with just the colorless blender at the bottom versus the top right where there were layers of color placed on the cup.

Now you have three different ways you can show Coloring with Chameleon Pens Showing Highlights. I hope I have encouraged you to try to face your fear and just DO IT! YOU CAN!

This week for our Giveaway, we are giving away the A Creative Journey with Melissa Coffee, Tea and Wine – OH MY! Stamp Set shown in the video above.

To qualify to win, you must be BOTH:

A follower on YouTube, subscribe to our mailing list/blog posts and you may also comment on this blog post for an additional entry to win! If you do not contact me within two weeks of winning, you will unfortunately, forfeit your prize. Thank you for your understanding.

NOTE: Be sure you are not subscribed with two different names. If I am unable to match you with your subscription to both the blog and the YouTube Channel, you will miss your chance to win a prize. If I can’t decipher if you are a matching subscriber (if your profile doesn’t show publicly who you subscribe to) and I can’t confirm you have subscribed to both, I won’t be able to enter you in for the prize. **DO NOT COMMENT WITH YOUR ENTIRE EMAIL ADDY. Only give me the first 6 NOT INCLUDING YOUR HOST. Just enough for me to match your name will work perfectly.  Your understanding is appreciated.

Now for last weeks WINNER!!

The WINNER IS  Denise Bryant!!

Denise, please send me your contact information via contact page on our website and I will get your prize out to you! If for some reason, you don’t get a response within 48 hours, please contact me. I have had e-mail issues in the past and would hate to have this happen again and not realize you have tried to contact me. Thank you so much for being a YouTube follower and subscribing to our mailing list/blog posts!

We hope you enjoyed our Coloring with Chameleon Pens Showing Highlights. Have a wonderful week and thank you for going on A Creative Journey with Melissa. Be sure to come back Friday as we are participating in the 2017 Spring Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop where there are lots of amazing inspiration as well as prizes up for grabs! 

Layering Colors with Chameleon Pens

Layering Colors with Chameleon Pens is what we have for you today. We are not doing a project just a tutorial showing you how to layer colors with your Chameleon Pens. Layering Colors with Chameleon Pens is what we have for you today. Chameleon Pens are very versatile and you can get numerous colors out of just one pen. Not only that, you can use two or more colors together and increase your color palette even further!

Supplies Needed for the Layering Colors with Chameleon Pens Tutorial

Chameleon Pens (AND THE COMPLETE SET OF 22 PENS ARE ON SALE INCLUDING PRIORITY SHIPPING FOR US RESIDENTS!)

 A Creative Journey with Melissa Stamp Set Petals for You

Stamp Block

Paper

Black ink

 A Creative Journey with Melissa Stamp Set Petals for You, stamp block and black ink. Place your stamp on your stamp block.

Ink your stamp ensuring it is fully covered with ink on the entire image.

Stamp your image on your paper. You will want to repeat this a few times so you have multiple images to practice your coloring on.

I stamped four images order to ensure I had enough images to play with.

We will be using three Chameleon Pens including NU1, NU3 and PK3 for the Layering Colors with Chameleon Pens tutorial. Now, you will want to take out your PK3 Chameleon Pen.

In an upward motion using the bullet nib, I colored two of the petals on the flower.

This is what it looked like once the coloring was completed.

Now we will take out our NU1 Chameleon Pen. Simply color on top of one of the petals. I love the color I have created with this. It gives a salmon and copper look to it!

This is a close up picture of what it looks like once I have completed the second coloring.

*HELPFUL TIP*

Always protect your work surface when working with Chameleon Pens especially if you are layering colors. They can tend to bleed through the paper in some cases and it is always better to be safe than sorry.

I have colored three more petals with the PK3 Chameleon Pen for the Layering Colors with Chameleon Pens tutorial. I am going to show you two different colors layered with the original color in the middle. This really shows you how you can change your colors and add to your color palette.

For the first example I am using a darker color. I am using the NU3 Chameleon Pen for this part of the Layering Colors with Chameleon Pens tutorial.

Here you can see the difference in a close up picture between the original color we started with and after the layered color was added.

For the second layering of color, we are going to use the NU1 Chameeon Pen. This will show you how the two different pigments added from the same color NU makes the PK3 color so different!

This is the close up picture of the comparison between the NU1, PK3 and the NU3 Chameleon Pens once the colors were layered.

Pretty cool, right? What colors are you inspired to layer for your own creation?

This week for our Giveaway, we are giving away the  A Creative Journey with Melissa Stamp Set, Petals for You used in the video above.

To qualify to win, you must be BOTH:

A follower on YouTube, subscribe to our mailing list/blog posts and you may also comment on this blog post for an additional entry to win! If you do not contact me within two weeks of winning, you will unfortunately, forfeit your prize. Thank you for your understanding.

NOTE: Be sure you are not subscribed with two different names and I am unable to match you with your subscription to both the blog and the YouTube Channel, you will miss your chance to win a prize. If I can’t decipher if you are a matching subscriber, if your profile doesn’t show publicly who you subscribe to) and I can’t confirm you have subscribed to both, I won’t be able to enter you in for the prize. **DO NOT COMMENT WITH YOUR ENTIRE EMAIL ADDY. Only give me the first 6 NOT INCLUDING YOUR HOST. Just enough for me to match your name will work perfectly.  Your understanding is appreciated.

Now for last weeks WINNERS!!

The winner of the That’s the Ticket A Creative Journey with Melissa Stamp Set is

Jessica Marshall

The winner of the A Date to Remember A Creative Journey with Melissa Stamp Set is

Christi Flores

Winners, please send me your contact information via contact page on our website and I will get your prize out to you! Thank you so much for being a YouTube follower and subscribing to our mailing list/blog posts!

We hope you enjoyed our Layering Colors with Chameleon Pens tutorial. Have a wonderful week and thank you for going on A Creative Journey with Melissa.

Color wood embellishments using Chameleon Pens

Color wood embellishments using Chameleon Pens is what we have for you today. I love wood embellishments! Not only do I like them in their natural state of color, I like to add color, distress, bling, paint,and so much more! I love that I can change the look and effect of the embellishments too. Today we are going to show you how AMAZINGLY easy it is to change the look of a wood coffee cup embellishment. This literally takes seconds to do! Not only that, it allows you to add color so that it matches your project! Ready? HERE WE GO!

What you will need to Color wood embellishments using Chameleon Pens:

Chameleon Pens

Coffee is my Liquid Therapy – ACJWM.com Stamp Set

Wood Embellishments

Any other medium you wish to use on the wood embellishments

Take out your PK3 Chameleon Pen and your wood embellishment. In this case, it is a coffee cup.

You will choose which side of the pen you wish to use and take the cap off of that side.

I chose the bullet nib for coloring this coffee cup. Make sure when you color wood embellishments using Chameleon Pens, simply color directly onto the wood embellishment. Do not press too firmly or you can ruin the nib. Any nib you choose to use will work. It’s really personal preference.

If you chose to, you can color the edges of the wood embellishment as well. For this project, I didn’t. I really liked the color of the coffee cup on the sides in it’s natural state. This would be a personal design choice for you.

Here is a close up of the colored coffee cup. If you would prefer to have the color a bit darker, You can color it again which would enhance its color.

As you can see here, I colored the coffee cup purple but only needed one coat of color due to the deep pigment color in the pen.

This week for our Giveaway, we are giving away a pack of the wooden coffee cup embellishments used in the video above.

Be sure to check out my other Chameleon Pen tutorials via our blog or YouTube Channel. You will find more ideas on the amazing ways you can use these awesome pens!

To qualify to win, you must be a follower on YouTube, subscribe to our mailing list/blog posts and you may also comment on this blog post for an additional entry to win! If you do not contact me within two weeks of winning, you will unfortunately, forfeit your prize. Thank you for your understanding.

NOTE: If you are subscribed with two different names and I am unable to match you with your subscription to both the blog and the YouTube Channel, you will be ineligible to win. If K can’t decipher if you are a matching subscriber to both, I won’t be able to enter you in for the prize. DO NOT COMMENT WITH YOUR ENTIRE EMAIL ADDY. Please just give me the first 6 NOT INCLUDING YOUR HOST as I don’t want you to get spam or have your comment go to spam. Just enough for me to match you will work perfectly.  Thank you for your understanding.

Now for last weeks WINNER!!

The winner of the 5 Pack of Chameleon Pens is Jessica Marshall!

Jessica Marshall, please send me your contact information via contact page on our website and I will get your prizes out to you! Thank you so much for being a YouTube follower and Blog/Newsletter Subscriber!????

We hope you enjoyed our Color wood embellishments using Chameleon Pens tutorial. We hope you have a wonderful beginning to the New Year and thank you for going on A Creative Journey with Melissa.

Custom Color your Embellishments using Chameleon Pens with GIVEAWAY

Custom Color your Embellishments using Chameleon Pens is what we have for you today. You know that I like to create cool things but I want them to be fast. We all have very busy lives but I like to be creative. In order to do so and still take care of my responsibilities, I utilize quick and easy techniques for customization. In this case, coloring your own large rhinestone embellishment sheet.

These are awesome to custom design a candle, notebook cover, scrapbook and so many other things!

This is a quick and easy tutorial perfect for the holidays to Custom Color your Embellishments using Chameleon Pens. If you happen to have a few minutes, I would love for you to try this and let me know what you think! What you are going to utilize this tutorial for?

What you will need:

Chameleon Pens 

Rhinestone Embellishments

In this picture, I am using the PK3 Chameleon Pen. I am coloring all of the areas I wish to change. It is a simple but awesome tip that gives you great results!

Here is a close up of what it looks like once it has been colored with the pink pen.

Here we are going to color with the YO3. As you can see, the YO3 has a lot more pigment which makes it more visable when it is used to color the embellishment.

Here is a close up of both of the colored items as well as what it looked like before it was colored.

Pretty simple, huh? It’s a great way to customize a creation and  have matching embellishments for all of your projects!

This week for our Giveaway, we are giving away the Chameleon Pastel 5 pack of pens. It is the set that was showcased in the video above. Be sure to check out my other Chameleon Pen tutorials via our blog or YouTube Channel for more ideas on the amazing ways you can use these awesome pens!

To qualify to win, you must be a follower on YouTube, subscribe to our mailing list/blog posts and you may also comment on this blog post for an additional entry to win!

NOTE: If you are subscribed with two different names and I am unable to match you with your subscription to both the blog and the YouTube Channel, you will be ineligible to win as I can’t decipher if you are a matching subscriber to both. DO NOT COMMENT WITH YOUR ENTIRE EMAIL ADDY you subscribed with as I don’t want you to get spam or have your comment go to spam. Just enough for me to match you will work perfectly. Thank you for your understanding.

Now for last weeks WINNER!!

The winner of the You’re Snow Wonderful stamp set is Helen Gullett!

Helen, please send me your contact information via contact page on our website and I will get your prizes out to you! Thank you so much ????

We hope you enjoyed our Custom Color your Embellishments using Chameleon Pens tutorial. We hope you have a fantastic holiday and thank you for going on A Creative Journey with Melissa.

Coloring 3D Embellishments by using Chameleon Pens on Mod Melts

Coloring 3D Embellishments by using Mod Melts and Chameleon Pens is what we have for you today. I love to color and create. Coloring my own embellishments are a plus. How can you go wrong with creating it yourself and saving money! If you missed our blog post and YouTube video on how to create the mod melts, please check it out here.

What you will need for Coloring 3D Embellishments by using Chameleon Pens on Mod Melts:

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Mod Melt Creations

Scissors

This is a creation I made in my previous video. Once you have created your mod melt, you will want to wait until it has cooled.

Once it has cooled, you can remove your mod melt from the mold. It comes out very easily as the mod melt mold is made of silicone.

Once you have taken out the mod melt creation, you may want to trim the excess areas if you have them. This will give your creation a cleaner look.

Here are some samples of what you can use for Coloring 3D Embellishments by using Mod Melts and Chameleon Pens.

I colored these tree mod melts with Chameleon Pens. I love how they came out!

Here I colored the flower and slowly graduated the color to make it look like a daisy.

To start Coloring 3D Embellishments by using Mod Melts and Chameleon Pens, I am going to color the reindeer’s body with the Chameleon Pen BR5.

Here is the close up of the colored reindeer. When coloring, be sure you color the edges too so that it gives a clean completed look.

Now, I take out my RD4 Chamelon Pen so I can color the nose of the reindeer to look like Rudolph.

Take out the GR3 Chameleon Pen and color the bow on the reindeer. I love the bright green color next to the brown.

Next, I took out my Chameleon BK5 Pen. I outlined the eyes of the reindeer.

Following the outlining of the eyes, I used the NU1 Chameleon Pen to color the tail of the reindeer.

This is the reindeer close up shot of it colored.

Here are both of the reindeers that I colored. One I colored a little bit darker than the other. I like how they both came out.

This week for our Giveaway, we are keeping with the holiday season and giving away our You’re Snow Wonderful ACJwM Stamp Set 

This stamp set is what we used for our tag on the Creative Gift Idea as well as a number of our other tutorials. This set is versatile and can be used for a background design on your planner, journal, card or scrapbook pages!

To qualify to win, you must be a follower on YouTube, subscribe to our mailing list/blog posts and you may also comment on this blog post for an additional entry to win!

NOTE: If you are subscribed with two different names and I am unable to match you with your subscription to both the blog and the YouTube Channel, you will be ineligible to win as I can’t decipher if you are a matching subscriber to both. DO NOT COMMENT WITH YOUR ENTIRE EMAIL ADDY you subscribed with as I don’t want you to get spam or have your comment go to spam. Just enough for me to match you will work perfectly. Thank you for your understanding.

Now for last weeks WINNERS!!

BOY! Do we have winners!!! We have four winners total. For the 2016 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog hop winners from our blog we have THREE WINNERS!

The winner of the Coffee is my Liquid Therapy stamp set commented

Mayra says:
These are super cute ! Great designs !

The winner of the You’re Snow Wonderful stamp set commented

Teri W. says:
So adorable! You’ve inspired me to make the cocoa holder. Thanks, as always, for being a Super Sponsor.

                                                               The winner of the Coffee, Tea and Wine – OH MY! stamp set commented
                                                                               Ann says: P.S. Thanks for being a Super Sponsor.
                                            The winner of the You’re Snow Wonderful stamp set from our A Creative Gift Idea blog post is
                 Sarah Biswabic says: These look like they will be so fun to make. You could also decorate the bag too. I can’t wait to make some.

Winners, please send me your contact information via contact page on our website and I will get your prizes out to you! Thank you so much ????

 

We hope you enjoyed Coloring 3D Embellishments by using Mod Melts and Chameleon Pens. We hope you have a fantastic holiday and thank you for going on A Creative Journey with Melissa.

 

Coloring Therapy – Love your Writing and GIVEAWAY

Coloring Therapy – Love your Writing and a GIVEAWAY is what we have for you today.  Do you remember your Grandparents writing? Do you remember to use your handwriting on items for loved ones? Even if you don’t like your writing it is so important for you to use it. It leaves a legacy for your children, grand children and beyond! Love your Writing is so that you can either practice your writing or just embrace the perfect imperfections of it. Not everyone writes straight, neat, super legible and some only print and don’t use cursive. It is ALL PERFECT! Just be sure to use it!

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This is a note that my son Austin wrote to me. PRICELESS. Sadly, it doesn’t have a date but I KNOW it is from Austin because I can tell by his writing. THIS IS WHAT I MEAN!

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This is where it is really important. I wrote a little note to Austin telling him what I was thinking while looking at these pics on his scrapbook page.

Writing stories, journaling in your scrapbooks, and signing cards that are in your writing is really a lost art and I encourage you this week to use it! Sometimes, with the new electronic gadgets it is hard to pick up a piece of paper and a pen. It is my preference for lists but I do often use my phone application because of its convenience. What better way to share your amazing writing with Coloring Therapy – Love your Writing.

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For Coloring Therapy – Love your Writing, I have used the standard thicker crayola markers for my creation. I don’t particularly think this is great writing but it is mine.

This is nothing fancy just a little poster to encourage you to  love your writing! You can do doodles, patterns, clean and neat, fancy, sloppy or whatever you want to do because its PERFECTLY YOU!

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Here I am using Chameleon Pens for Coloring Therapy – Love your Writing. I love to use them to color but I also love to use them to write. They are refillable and you can replace the nib so they are a great forever pen set! If you aren’t familiar with Chameleon Pens, check out this video here. I used the Chameleon pen OL3 for the above picture. Just like a regular marker, chameleon pens write clean, neat and have such vibrant colors! Practicing your writing with color can be so therapeutic. You can also get such a different perspective. Maybe my writing isn’t THAT HORRIBLE after all.. well maybe? BUT IT IS IMPERECTLY PERFECTLY ME!

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To change it up a bit, here I used the OL3 with the blending solution so you can see the gradient color on the word grateful. It would be really neat if you would repeat words doing this and it would make such beautiful art, don’t you think?

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The winner of last weeks blog giveaway is Preeti D.! Preeti you are the winner of last weeks Outside and In stamp set giveaway. Please send me your contact information so I can get your set out to you! Thank you so much 🙂

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This week we are giving away a set of 5 Chameleon Pens – Pens Earth Tone Set.

To qualify you must be a follower on YouTube, subscribe to our mailing list/blog posts and you may also comment on this blog post for an additional entry to win!

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Here are the colors that are included in the 5 pack of pens. Winners announced next week on our blog post????

We really appreciate you taking the time to join us today. We hope you will take the time to remember what is important. BE GRATEFUL. Spend time with those you value because you never know when your time is cut short. Thank you for going on A Creative Journey with Melissa.

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