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Easy but incredible craft ideas

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Want to know what’s incredible?? Creating amazing color blends and gradations using only one pen!

This is no gimmick, it’s not rocket science, and this technique is great for experienced artists, crafters, and designers, as well as complete novices. With the help of today’s featured contributor – Olesya Andreyeva, we’re showing you how you can add depth, dimension, highlights and shading to your projects. And the best part is that it’s quick and easy.


Meet today’s featured contributor


Hi, my name is Olesya Andreyeva and I’m from Russia.
I’ve been paper crafting since 2011 and I spend most of my time cardmaking and coloring. I like to tell a story with my projects and make the images come alive with coloring, so to speak. My first ever alcohol markers were Chameleon Pens – I fell in love at once. Not long after they released their very own pencils and it was jaw-dropping to see how amazing they worked together. These mediums are now my favorite. What does the future hold, well I now design stamps for So Suzy and I’m looking forward to trying new techniques and being successful in what I’m doing. 

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What you will need to create incredible projects:

  • Chameleon Pens – we’ve used BG4 Aquamarine
  • Wonderful words dies by Concord and 9th
  • Stitched square dies
  • Love n’ breakfast stamp set by Lawn fawn
  • Cardstock – white, black,
  • Black sequins
  • Platinum thread
  • Nuvo glitter drops
  • Distress oxide inks – chocolate fondue, black soot
  • White embossing powder by ranger.


Step 1:
Die cut the word incredible from the Wonder Words set. Then color them in using the Aquamarine Chameleon Pen.

To create the blends, infuse the Brush Nib with the Mixing Chamber for around 7 seconds before coloring each letter.

Is this your first fuse? Then, check out our tutorial here.


Step 2:

Add some of the Distress Oxide Ink in the color Black Soot to some of the edges of the letters.

Make some splatters using the same ink … Don’t go full Jackson Pollock, but you can make some beautiful splatters.

Once you’ve created your masterpiece, go ahead and adhere the words to the decorated card. You’ll want to make them overlap.  


Step 3:
Heat emboss the stamped “You’re” onto black cardstock.

Step 4:
Make some loops with the platinum thread and adhere with the black card onto the card using some foam tape. 

For the final touches, add some sequins and Nuvo glitter drops because everyone loves some sparkle! 



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