A fellow crafter from one of the groups I belong to lost her mother recently. So today I am sharing a sympathy card/thinking of you card. The stamp set is faith set by Inkadinakadoo. I believe it is meant for Easter, but I thought the image was appropriate. This card also gave me an opportunity to color.
About a month or so ago, I saw a video using Chameleon Art Pens and was intrigued. They are an alcohol based marker which are refillable and have a brush/bullet nib. It is a marker system which allows the user to blend low, mid-tones and highlights from one marker. In essence, it does what a person does with three Copic markers.This done by fusing the coloring nib of the marker with a blending solution in a chamber. There are mixed reviews on it. Some people love them while others think they are a waste of product. I will say the “fusing” was concern of mine. It is recommended to “fuse” for 40 seconds to get greater color variation. Of course fusing doesn’t have to be that long. And unlike Copics, there is no true control of the color blending…at least for a beginner user. I have seen awesome coloring done with them from people who use them regularly. Why did I mention Chameleon Pens? I so happen to come up on some for a low price, I got them for my birthday and I used them on this project!
Overall, the fusing is not that bad. If you are an impatient person, these markers/pens are not for you. If you have a large Copic/Spectrum Noir collection, then these markers are not for you. If you are a seasoned colorer then these markers are not for you! However, if you are new to coloring, have a small collection of alcohol based markers, you may want to give these a try! I don't see myself selling my Copic collection, but I see myself using these more often. As of now, they will work well on small images or to fill in the gap of Copics I don't have. Since both types of markers are alcohol based, they play can play together.
What did you think? Thanks for stopping by Krafthead~