Monday, July 13, 2015

Stampendous loves Chameleon Pens...

Chameleon™ Art Products is a company determined to change the way you think about marker pens. They pride themselves on having developed real innovation that enhances your ability to maximize your creativity. Their markers bring color control and simplicity to your art, and you can create stunning 3D effects, smooth transitions, highlights, and shading gradations all with one pen.
When you combine this simple coloring versatility with Stampendous® and House-Mouse Designs® images, you can create fantastic projects quickly. Stampendous stamps are beautifully enhanced by the simple blending made possible with this range of innovative markers. The colorless blending tool acts as a “foolproof” finish for your project. You won’t believe the stunning range of colors that can be achieved with these markers, and the array of original projects you can create with the combination of Stampendous and Chameleon.


When I sat down to create this card, I challenged myself to just use the Chameleon markers. That means no Distress Ink backgrounds. ((gasp)) Using the Chameleon markers, I created an alcohol watercolor effect background.

Gather up your favorite Chameleon colors, 91% alcohol, cardstock and a non-stick surface. 


Start by scribbling colors with the markers onto your non stick surface. I am working on a piece of plexiglass with paper underneath so you can see the marker colors better. You could also use your craft mat or an acrylic stamp mount. 


Next spray alcohol or drip alcohol over the area you just colored. ((note: be sure to work in a well ventilated room. The alcohol fumes are a bit strong and I had quite the headache after creating a few card backgrounds))

Quickly press your cardstock down into the colors. If you want a bit more mixing of colors, pick your non stick surface up after adding the alcohol and move/drip the colors around. 


And here is the finished card I used the background on. I colored the images from the set Bouquet for You with the Chameleon markers also. 


Supplies Used: Stampendous (Bouquet for You), Chameleon Color Tone Markers, Beacon Zip Dry



30 comments:

Stampendous said...

Wowzers! This is gorgeous and such a neat technique for the background. Thank you for sharing your amazing project with us in the hop with Chameleon Pens!

Jamie Martin said...

Such a pretty background, I'll be trying this for sure!

Jamie Martin said...

Such a pretty background, I'll be trying this for sure!

Peg Klitch said...

Love this technique! Could even add some white spots for the Bokeh look. Sure would like to try these pens!

jcobb said...

Good morning from eastern North Carolina USA! Your card is lovely and the background is so colorful...and easy! Gotta get me some of these markers! The inspiration on the blog so far has been amazing! I can see why Stampendous loves Chameleon Pens!

TracyM #6773 said...

DELIGHTFUL card Wendy!!!
WOW - your background technique looks and sounds MAGICAL - THANK YOU for sharing your tutorial & tips!!!
LOVE your BEAUTIFUL bouquet too!!!
TracyM #6773 from Victoria, Australia :)

Liz O. said...

Gorgeous card Wendy! Loce the background technique and the colors and images you chose! Thanks for sharing!
Greetings from sunny KS, USA

Bunny said...

Good morning from hot and hotter FL, USA. This looks just like a watercolor background. So soft and pretty.

Mary Holshouser said...

thanks for the tips on making the background.
The flowers are colored beautifully.
thanks for sharing a wonderful card.
Illinois

barbara macaskill said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! WOW! WOW! LOVE the background and the flowers are stunning!! Definitely going to try the background technique! TFS!
I am from Vermont!

Pammejo said...

Gorgeous!!! Love the background...always enjoy fabulous techniques!!!

Jean Bullock said...

Wonderful background and I love how you colored and layered the flowers. Well done! USA

Cathy A said...

Please don't add me to the draw as a chameleon person, but WOW, WOW, WOW, love this technique, you have totally rocked the background technique, I love your design!

Pam Hornschu said...

Beautiful, and awesome idea with these pens! Have to try that!

manateegirl said...

Greetings from sunny Florida where we stay inside to keep cool in July. It's a great time to stamp and learn this new background technique for the fabulous markers.

graham Brand said...

Very pretty. The colours are "real" and I love the background.
From Ontario, Canada

Alison said...

What a fabulous technique, and quite a beautiful card! Thank you for sharing how you've made it. I need to try this now.

D.Ann C said...

What a gorgeous background! Thanks for the instructions!! - FL

Jen said...

Love the water color techniques created with the Chameleon pens.

Thanks for the opportunity to maybe win some.

I'm from upstate NY (USA).

Michele Hudson said...

Love these markers and the design is too cute!

Michele Hudson said...

Love these markers and the design is too cute!I am from Texas in the USA.

Sharbogast said...

This is very beautiful. I love how you did the background. Thank you for sharing. Ohio, USA

craftymom205 said...

Great card. From Alabama

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Lovely colored bouquet. Want to try these markers soon. NC - USA
Sarah Stainback - www.treasuredarts.wordpress.com

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Never thought of using these markers like watercolor. Awesome idea and tip. Beautiful card. TFS

christi said...

great technique. USA

Carol said...

Absolutely gorgeous, the coloring detail is amazing!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com
Florida

Debbie Craine said...

Love your step by step directions. The cards background is great.
Debbie from Missouri

Lyn Bernatovich said...

Card is gorgeous Wendy!!! Love the blending solution trick.

Carolina Kathy said...

Gorgeous coloring with these new pens! The card is so realistic! Love it! Thx for sharig.