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Easy ways you can create amazing color blends with markers

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Creating smooth, stunning color blends sounds like a daunting task, but the reality is anyone can do it.

No matter your age, skills, experience, or style, all of you are more than capable of blending color and creating color gradations.

Developing your talent is rooted deep in the core values of Chameleon and to prove it we’re here to show you how you can create some incredible blends using only one pen.

That’s right, this tutorial will teach you how to create amazing color gradations using only one marker.

Guiding us through how you can transform your projects from baby caterpillars to the monarch of all butterflies, we’re joined by today’s amazing featured contributor – Tracy McLennon.

 

Meet today’s featured contributor

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Hey, my name is Tracy McLennon and I live my crafty life in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia on the east coast of Canada.

I'm married to my uber talented band teacher husband and have 2 beautiful step-daughters, one in university and one still in high school. Our crazy rescue pooch, Kya rounds out our little family.

I am a professional crafter and part time classical musician. I have been scrapbooking for about 18 years and have loved every evolving moment. My other passions include music, photography, drawing and geocaching.

I cannot wait to create and share my crafting with the Chameleon Creative Community.

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What you will need to spread your creative wings:

  • Chameleon Pens – we’ve used the color OR4 Seville Orange.
  • Archival Ink – Jet Black
  • Cardstock – white, silver glitter, and black
  • Distress Oxide Ink – Spiced Marmalade, Black Soot, Wild Honey, Fossilized Amber.
  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L – crafty foam tape, adhesive dots – micro, E-Z Runner Ultra.

Now that you’ve got your materials, let’s get creating!

 

Step 1:

Stamp the butterflies onto white cardstock using Archival Ink.

To color the outside edges without fusing the pen.

For the medium sized sections, fuse your pen for 3 seconds before coloring.

Lastly, to color the larger sections of the wings, fuse the pen for 5 seconds.  

Is this your first fuse? Then watch our tutorial on how to infuse your Chameleon Pen here.

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Step 2:

Moving on to the spotlight background… 

Grab a piece of white cardstock, your Distress Oxide Inks, and a blending tool.

Start pouncing the ink starting in the middle with the lightest tone, and work outwards blending in the darker tones of ink.

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Step 3:

Stamp the card sentiment in the bottom right hand corner of the card using black ink.

Then, fussy cut out the butterflies and shape the wings slightly by hand. Then adhere the different color cardstock and butterflies using adhesive dots.

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Want to find out more information on how our unique markers work? Then, you’re going to love this video!

 

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