Projects for the Maya Road/Chameleon Pens Swap....tutorials included

Hello friends! Today I'm sharing two projects I created for the Maya Road and Chameleon Pens swap. Now, I've been eyeing these pens for a really long time (they are really pricey here) so I was really happy to receive two sets courtesy of the lovely folks at Chameleon Pens. :)


My first project is this mixed media wood pallet. So soft and pretty, eh? *winks*

1. I started with the Maya Road 8x8 DIY wood pallet that I covered with some gesso and white to give the pallet a slightly white wash look.

2. I went with a Maya Road kraft envelope as the base to start my embellishment cluster because I really wanted the embellishments to stand out and patterned paper might detract from that. You must have seen those diecut leaves a million times but I really LOVE the Maya Road Geometric Leaf Die. *LOL*

3. Since I was going with sweet pastel colours for the embellishments, I coloured some white flowers with the light blue Chameleon Pen. The first one was covered entirely in blue. For the second one, I played with the toning medium to get a much lighter tone. I also coloured a small threaded wood spool blue. LOVE how fast I got these done with no mess to clean up!

4. I used the yellow Chameleon Pen to colour in the beak and tail of a Maya Road white resin bird. 

5. And then it was time for my fave part - putting everything together. I usually like to start from the center and work my way out but this time, I started from the left and worked all the way across because I tend to go crazy when clustering. *winks*

For me, clustering is all about mixing up the textures and shapes. And tucking little knick knacks here and there. I went with different types of blooms - tulle, ribbon, felt, paper and resin. I added metal charms, wood tokens and trinket pins.

And I went really slow and steady with the hot glue gun...after my last painful incident....and I emerged unscathed this time! Yay me! ;)


My next project is this dimensional mixed media Christmas card. Now you know that I like flattish cards in general but I made this so that I can adhere it to the top of a box and call it decorated...hehe. *lazy bones*

I started with packaging cardboard that I cut to size and wrapped with aluminium foil.

Then I coloured the whole thing with a red Chameleon pen (hard to photograph the shiny foil). I love that it was quick to colour and I kept my hands totally clean!

I also coloured some thread and white paper bloom with the same pen, varying the intensity of the colour with the toning medium.

I love that I got 3 different tones from just one pen! The foil turned out like a ruby red, the bloom was a rich burgundy and the thread is a light plum colour. 

Full disclosure: I wanted to make a tag actually...but the red was just whoa...too strong! 

So I glued the whole thing on a card base ...and called it a card done! Hahaha....that's how I roll!

There you have it, two projects using Maya Road goodies and Chameleon Pens. Happy weekend friends! :)


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Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wow!!! These are FABULOUS!!!! LOVING what you did with those pens!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lisa said...

Wow, both projects are absolutely stunning!! The layers and details are amazing!! I love how you used the pens!! Your tutorials are fabulous, too!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

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Dr Sonia S V said...

Such beautiful projects Yvonne and wonderful recycling too like always
Dr Sonia

Cindy deRosier said...

Wow! Beautiful job.

Sharada Dilip acharya said...

This is amazing and totally love the way use recycle !!

Audrey Pettit said...

Absolutely love these, Yvonne! Gorgeous palette decor piece and card, too. Thanks for sharing so many ways to use those pens. The colored foil is absolutely brilliant!

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