Confessions of a Chameleon Pen owner
As a lot of you already know, I love my Chameleon Pens, but I haven’t really ever taken the time to really get to grips with the whole blending chamber thing… I use other methods to achieve the results I want. BUT… earlier this week I found myself sat in an apt with no computer, no internet and no tv.. NADA Just a crate, a magnifier light some pre-printed images and my pens… and my desk top easel balanced on my knees.
…and very spotty 4G service on my phone.
Sooo.. guess who went through all of her pens testing them out and playing with blends.. <<< THIS GAL. Well let me just say it had it’s pros and cons…
Pros..it’s actually pretty dang cool… It’s really not rocket science and with a bit of patience and practice… it’s pretty quick and easy to get results. The blending function actually promotes a more relaxed style of coloring as you have to be patient and not rush into it willy nilly scribbling away like a mad thing lol…even a 5 second blend..it’s just that subtle pause in the mania of things. It gives you time to actually look at the images you are coloring and take time to see where the shadows and highlights should be and just take it easy and chill. I kinda needed that after the last few crazy months. I think I’d kind of lost the enjoyment in coloring lately as it was all about “having to get it done” instead of just doing it for the pure enjoyment.
Cons.. I waited a year to find that out and some of my original set pen chambers were dry…and my clear blender refill was at the other apt. ( some of you know I am in the process of moving )
But I did have two of the newer 5 pen packs too so I did get to play. Considering my lack of desk, or proper seating and the fact it’s my first REAL time actually doing this… I am impressed.
Now I really want to get my hands on the full set… AND a lot of refills for my clear blender. As soon as I got home, I cleaned out the new bottle I had refilling all the dry chambers I could… so now I need to get more to finish up my set.
Just goes to show that sometimes you really should try, try, and try again…. and not just give up when it doesn’t quite work out the first time.
This was my tester piece
I did this one with the new gray tones pack I won … it’s a Power Poppy digital stamp. I shall be playing with this a lot more now and incorporating it into my usual style. Excited to see how well the techniques compliment each other on a single piece.
I don’t feel so bad about tackling that gorgeous coloring book that came with these pens in my prize now. WHEN I have time.
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