We are so excited to be partnering with Chameleon Pens this month, our products work perfectly together, not only do you get a perfect layer every time you can also get the perfect blend. The Chameleon Design team have also been creating with Perfect Layers Mini so do hop on over to their blog to see what their team is creating.
Jenny Gropp is with us today to share this beautiful project this is what she has to say
“You all know I am a Copic girl, so I was very interested in seeing how these new markers compared to my Copics. I am pretty impressed with them and they have definitely earned a spot on my desk among my other favourite markers.
The Chameleon Pens really excel in their ability to get a beautiful shaded result in small areas…something that I think people really struggle with using Copic Markers. I colored this Daisy Image from Impression three times to make my stacked flower on this card. And I only used two markers in total! I stepped out the three flowers for you to see the difference in coloring.
Above is the top flower in my layers. I wanted this one to be the lightest in color. I infused the Y03 marker tip for about 15 seconds before I started coloring down each petal, drawing the darker color out as I coloured. I added a few little texture dots here and there.
Above is the second flower in the stack. I wanted to have the shaded color a little bit darker so I only infused the tip with the blender solution for about 10 seconds before starting to color each petal. It’s really effortless to get results with these markers. I know a lot of people may be thinking waiting for the infuser is wasting time or takes too long… but I don’t think so. If you were blending with multiple markers to create the even color blends you would be spending at least 10 seconds, if not longer.
On my last image, I coloured the petals completely with Y03 Warm Sunset – no infusing, just flat coloring. I then used a lighter yellow, YL2 Summer Sun, to gently remove some of the color from the petal edges. I only did this around the edges since I knew the centre portions would be hidden.
You can see how the three flowers were cut apart. They were assembled again after I curled the petals a bit and added foam tape in between layers for dimension.
Of course I use my Mini Perfect Layers whenever I can to create my layers. It takes all the angst out of card making since you don’t have to measure!
I needed to get the silver die frame in perfect place before I ran it through my die cutting machine. The small grid on the Perfect Cutting Mat makes this easy. I use my ruler to just help “sight” that I’m even as I tape my die in place.
Here’s the up close. You can see the contrast those tiny layers help provide to a card. Each layer stands out. I’ve used the 1/8″ and the 1/16″ inch on my card front. These are perfect sizes for cards.
On the inside I added a simple sentiment. I think if you are using layers on the front, then you should do the same on the inside. It makes for a nice balanced card in how it feels as well as how it looks!
Stamps by Impression Obsession: F16089 Hand Drawn Daisy, CL41 Thanks Sentiments Clear Set
Perfect Paper Crafting Tools: Mini Perfect Layer Rulers, Perfect Cutting Mat
Ink: MFT Black, Chameleon Pens
Other: Foam Tape, Flower Sequin by Lawn Fawn, My Favorite Things Inside and Out Diagonal Stitched Dies #MFT-607, Little B Square Cutting Dies #LB-100382, Nellie’s Oval
Thanks for joining in the fun today, don’t forget to hop on over to the Chameleon blog for more inspiration here