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Craft Knife Techniques With Chameleon Pens

By Cathy Andronicou
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We love to share new techniques that you can use with Chameleon Pens so today we have a craft knife technique tutorial with Olesya.

Homemade card created using a craft knife technique. The card includes 7 leaves, with 4 colored in grey and 3 colored in green. Text on the card reads "dream a little bigger"

By Olesya Kharkova

We asked Olesya for her inspiration, this is what she said "I love craft knife technique, love cutting very detailed and intricate elements. Chameleon Pens’ ombre effect is a great touch behind those cut leaves."

Materials Used:- Chameleon Color Tones Deluxe Set; Spring Meadow (YG3), Cool Gray (CG8), a craft knife, dry silver glitter, double-sided adhesive tape, enamel dots.


1) Take a ”4x 5 ¾” piece of white cardstock and any oval shaped object to draw it out with a pencil.

Card that has 7 oval shaped outlines drawn out with a pencil

2) Draw whimsical veins and be sure to start cutting them with a craft knife.

Card that has 7 oval shaped outlines with whimsical veins drawn inside the ovals using a pencil

3) Slowly move the knife cutting all the strips. Be careful not to cut the veins apart.

Cutting of the card with a knife

4) Apply a cut panel onto a card base which is slightly bigger and mark the leaves with a pencil to know where to color with Chameleon Pens.

Card with cut out sections of the leaves and a separate cut panel

5) Using the brush nib infuse the Cool Gray pen for 15 seconds and the Spring Meadow pen for 15 seconds to reach very light and smooth ombre effect.

Colored in oval shapes on the card using the Chameleon brush nib

6) Adhere double-sided tape to one part of all the gray leaves.

Double-sided tape added to the grey leaves on the card

7) Sprinkle dry silver glitter to the tape and rub thoroughly with fingers.

Glitter sprinkled onto the double-sided tape on the card

8) Shake off the excess and adhere the front panel to the card base.


9) Add the sentiment with a foam tape and a couple of enamel dots.

Foam text added to the centre of the card which reads "dream a little bigger"

Such great effects can be achieved using this technique, we would love to see your craft knife cards using Chameleon Pens, don't forget to share on our Creative Community Facebook page.

Tags: Craft, craft knife technique, floral, Nature, News, one pen blend, one pen blends, papercraft, 3D project, adult colouring, cards, chameleon color tone pens, chameleon color tones, chameleon colortone pens

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