How to Color with Chameleon Dual Ended Color Pencils - 4Bar Magnolia Bloom Greeting Card with Pretty Pink Posh stamps. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula

How to Color with Chameleon Dual Ended Color Pencils – 4Bar Magnolia Greeting Card. Video + Sale!

Hello! I love to use colored pencils to color my stamped images with, they add a lot of interest and intricate details to all sorts of images, but especially flowers. Today I’m sharing a simple coloring tutorial featuring Magnolia Flowers stamp set from Pretty Pink Posh and Chameleon Color Tones pencils.

How to Color with Chameleon Dual Ended Color Pencils - 4Bar Magnolia Bloom Greeting Card with Pretty Pink Posh stamps. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula

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VIDEO TUTORIAL

Watch the video tutorial below or on Youtube to learn how I made this handmade greeting card:

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MAGNOLIA BLOOM GREETING CARD DETAILS

I selected 2 flower images from the Magnolia Flowers stamp set and my plan was to stamp them in black ink onto kraft paper, color with pencils and re-stamp flower outlines with black ink again for a nice crisp black line. To be able to do this I used a MISTI stamping tool.

You can skip this step and stamp your images using a clear block and perhaps re-outline the image boundaries with a black pen, or even skip re-applying the black outline altogether, but I think taking that extra step is what makes the finished card look extra nice.

If you do use a stamping tool remember to keep the stamps in the tool and not remove them.

How to Color with Chameleon Dual Ended Color Pencils - 4Bar Magnolia Bloom Greeting Card with Pretty Pink Posh stamps. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula

I wanted to use Chameleon Color Tones pencils for my coloring. This is a new to me product, something I came across when visiting the CreativeWorld show in Germany this winter (watch a video recap of this show HERE). I was intrigued by these pencils because they are double sided. One pencil has 2 colors built into it, for example, a light pink and dark pink.

Chameleon Dual Ended Colored Pencils

I have a 25 pencil set, and because the pencils are double sided this gives me 50 colors, plenty to chose from to create beautifully colored images. Pencils come in a nice display case and I’ve found them to be very easy to use.

How to Color with Chameleon Dual Ended Color Pencils - 4Bar Magnolia Bloom Greeting Card with Pretty Pink Posh stamps. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula

I picked a few pencils for my card: 2101 Pear and 2102 Basic colors for the green pencil; 101 Soft White (there’s also cream, but I only used white), 801 Lychee and 802 Strawberry, and finally 901 Warm Pink along with 902 Plum.

How to Color with Chameleon Dual Ended Color Pencils - 4Bar Magnolia Bloom Greeting Card with Pretty Pink Posh stamps. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula

I prefer to color with colored pencils on non white paper as when I’m coloring on white I can always use my translucent coloring mediums, such as Copic markers, for example, these pencils are opaque or semi-opaque and that means I can color with their help over not just white surfaces, but dark surfaces too and still have beautiful vibrant results. The paper I colored my image on is Neenah Desert Storm 80lb Cardstock.

Even though each pencil has 2 shades, it doesn’t mean you have to use only those shades for your coloring. I used a white pencil, and light shades from 2 different pencils to color the petals. I went back to the darker shades of my pencils to add deeper shadows and a beautiful dimension to the flower petals.

How to Color with Chameleon Dual Ended Color Pencils - 4Bar Magnolia Bloom Greeting Card with Pretty Pink Posh stamps. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula

I love using colored pencils for images like these as I can sharpen my pencils to a very fine point and have the smallest, finest stroke details on my petals. This is something I can’t really achieve with Copic markers, the tip of the markers is just never that fine.

Once my coloring was done I placed the image back inside my MISTI tool, made sure nothing shifted, inked up the stamps and re-stamped the black outlines to make them crisper. There are coordinating dies available so I used mine to cut these gorgeous flowers out.

How to Color with Chameleon Dual Ended Color Pencils - 4Bar Magnolia Bloom Greeting Card with Pretty Pink Posh stamps. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula

Next, I positioned the flowers on the background panel and having figured out the placement I stamped a simple “with love” sentiment in black ink. This message comes from the Floral Hearts stamp set. To spice my background up a bit, I added some splatter. For this, I used a shimmer spray from my stash and just pattered some of it into the background. Next, I used foam adhesive and adhered the flowers in place.

At this point, the background still looked a bit blank, so I decided to trim it down to a smaller size to make this card into a 4Bar instead of A2 and also to stamp some additional flowers using tone on tone stamping technique.

I pulled out my watermark embossing ink and some additional magnolias from this stamp set and stamped several flowers around the edges of the panel framing my focal point. Using the watermark ink gave me beautiful soft impressions on the paper that blended well with the rest of the background.

How to Color with Chameleon Dual Ended Color Pencils - 4Bar Magnolia Bloom Greeting Card with Pretty Pink Posh stamps. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula

Finally, I used some sequins and jewels to embellish this card. I went with pretty Easter sequins mix using just some pale pink sequins and Valentine’s Day Jewel mix using white and light pink jewels. As always, I adhered these in place using my trusty Crystal Katana tool.

Have fun stamping!

SUPPLIES

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

Pretty Pink Posh Magnolia Flowers Clear Stamps
Pretty Pink Posh Magnolia Flowers Clear Stamps
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Pretty Pink Posh Magnolia Flowers Dies
Pretty Pink Posh Magnolia Flowers Dies
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Pretty Pink Posh Floral Hearts Clear Stamps
Pretty Pink Posh Floral Hearts Clear Stamps
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Pretty Pink Posh Easter Confetti Mix
Pretty Pink Posh Easter Confetti Mix
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Pretty Pink Posh Valentine Jewels Mix
Pretty Pink Posh Valentine Jewels Mix
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Chameleon Dual Ended Colored Pencils
Chameleon Dual Ended Colored Pencils
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Neenah Classic Crest 80 Lb Desert Storm
Neenah Classic Crest 80 Lb Desert Storm
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Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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Spellbinders Deep Sea Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Deep Sea Die Cutting Machine
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Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
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Hero Arts White Iridescent Shimmer Spray
Hero Arts White Iridescent Shimmer Spray
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Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
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Mini Misti Stamping Tool
Mini Misti Stamping Tool
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Tonic Deluxe Adhesive Nuvo Glue
Tonic Deluxe Adhesive Nuvo Glue
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Crystal Ninja Crystal Katana Pick Up Tool
Crystal Ninja Crystal Katana Pick Up Tool
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White Foam Squares
White Foam Squares
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8 Comments

    1. I love to color with pencils too and I’m glad I’m not the only one who takes stamps out of the positioner before I’m done stamping!!!!! Beautiful coloring, Yana! I’ve learned a lot from you about using pencils. MUCH appreciated.

    1. I’ve been curious about the Chameleon colored pencils after I saw Jennifer McGuire use them a long time ago. After seeing you use them, I might give them a try. Your florals are beautiful. Have a great weekend Yana.

    1. This is just soooo beautiful! My jaw dropped! I can’t imagine how long it took to make this, but the result is just absolutely stunning!

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