Have you tried these amazing alcohol marker pens from Chameleon yet? Get the perfect blend every time in this article written by Margaret Brown...

I have used alcohol pens for many years and there is no right or wrong ways to colour with them everyone finds a way that is comfortable and works for them. So when I tried CHAMELEON PENS for the first time I played around until I became accustomed to the way they worked.

Each pen comes with a unit of blending alcohol which clicks together with the marker for easy storage, this fluid is used to infuse your pen nib which dilutes the ink giving you a graded colour. When the grading runs out and the natural colour of the pen shows then you infuse again.

At first I found it easier just to infuse for a count of 10-25-35 seconds and on a scrap card use the pen till it ran out of blender this way I could tell how long to infuse to get the desired results on my image. It wasn't long before I got used to the infusion and found it very easy to complete my image with just 2 pens. I used blue and green to work on my stamped Indigoblu ROSE BLUSH image which I stamped and embossed in silver and completed the colouring in just 20 minutes.

Finishing off with with a smooch of green and blue ink with sponges, I then matted and layered and added a sentiment embossed in silver and a toning infill. A very easy card to put together. I hope this encourages everyone to try these pens, the bonus is you don't need dozens to get a result and they are ideal for travelling or craft workshops.

After playing with them on different card stock I found they dried much better on a porous card the one I used was Sheena Stamping Card. I did try the pens on a gloss card but found the drying took a lot longer and it also tended to smudge because of the gloss finish of the card.

 


Nature Tones 5 Pen Set

CT0514UK

22 Chameleon Pen Set

CT2201UK

Rose Blush A6 Stamp

IND0104

Solar White Neenah Card

MEENAH

Memento Ink Pad Set

MDIP100-014

"Hello everyone my name is Margaret but my crafting friends and friends call me MaggieB.  I live in the North East and have been paper crafting for over 30 years. I have dabbled with many different mediums, I love die cutting, stamping and inking, alcohol colouring, water colouring, cd crafting, calligraphy and brush lettering to name but a few. Over the years I have supplied many shops and post offices with my cards and also taught crafting. I now prefer a quieter life and make cards for my regular customers, family and friends. My craft space is never empty there is always a pile of to do cards to get started on, each one being so different from the last."