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Chameleon - Changing Color

Chameleon™ - Changing Color

Introduce a world of colour to your arts and crafts with Chameleon™. Their innovative range of Color Tone Pens, Pencils and Color Tops gives you the ability to change tones, achieve seamless colour blends, and create amazing depth and detail in your colouring and drawing projects.

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Colouring Techniques

Colourless Blender Pen

Creating A One Pen Blend

Detail Pen Basics

Fuse Timing

Get To Know Colour Tones

Hopping Colour

Tone Control

Your First Use

Chameleon Fineliners

Yes, you can buy ink and Toning Medium refills. It's time to refill when the colour is no longer its full strength or when no Toning Medium comes out of the chamber when you try to infuse. Refills come in 25ml bottles. Be sure to keep refills of Toning Medium and your favourite colours to hand.

Yes, they are replaceable, inexpensive and easy to change. How often depends on whether you are gentle with the pens or apply a lot of pressure to the nibs. The bullet nib is very durable and will last a long time, however the Brush nib is super soft so for longer life it's important to be light handed.

While the nib goes through a natural breaking in process with some small loosening of fibres on the end, if the end of the nib becomes overly frayed or if the Toning Medium is not infusing evenly then it's time to replace the nib.

Test on a scrap of the same paper you are using for your project. Some papers are more absorbent than others, not all white surfaces are the same.

Yes, but like any paint or ink, display your completed work away from direct sunlight.

Yes, when the ink is dry Chameleon Color Tones are acid-free.

No, but for best results it is wise to use paper, cardstock or illustration boards designed for alcohol-based inks.

Absolutely, they are compatible with other brands.

The Deluxe Set comes with 20 colours, covering a broad spectrum, and there will be additional colours in the future. Individual pens are available so you can buy the colours one at a time! You can also buy pens in packs of 5 to build your collection.

We recommend your Chameleon Color Tones are stored horizontally (flat). This helps to distribute the ink evenly and stop any settling on either side. If you carry or store your Chameleon Color Tones vertically, we advise you lay them horizontally for a short time before using them.

Solvent or alcohol inks are NOT compatible with alcohol-based markers. For best results, use pigment-based inks and allow ink to dry or heat set before colouring.

How to achieve multiple colour tones from one pen

1. Remove the pen from the Mixing Chamber

2. Choose your nib, Bullet or Brush, and remove the cap

3. Gently place the Mixing Chamber on top of the chosen nib - the two nibs will touch

4. Hold the pen in a vertical position, then let gravity do the rest of the work! The Toning Medium flows into the nib below.

For best results, the two nibs simply have to touch to infuse - while holding in a vertical position. The specially designed Mixing Chamber evenly infuses the Toning Medium into the nib, giving a seamless and consistent colour flow. No need to force the Mixing Chamber down or try to snap it closed.

Here are a few simple tips when adjusting the colour tone of your pen

1. Once you have infused the nib with Toning Medium, always use a scrap of paper to test the colour and ensure that it's the colour and tone you want.

2. As you colour, the Toning Medium will start to dissipate and the ink will begin to darken back to the original colour. The time this takes depends on how long you originally infused the Toning Medium.

3. Stop at any time while colouring if you wish to go back to a lighter colour by placing the Mixing Chamber back on the nib for further infusion. Think of it as "dialling it back" to a lighter colour tone.

Tips and Techniques

1. The Chameleon Colour Tones System works best when you colour your image from light to dark. As you are planning your colouring, think of colouring away from the light source.

2. Stay in one area and work light to dark like a watercolour - you can try a circular motion too.

3. Create longer blends and smoother transitions by colouring side to side.

4. "Hop" the colour from place to place within a project. Examples of the Hopping Technique: A bunch of grapes or the petals on a flower - each one is a different tone because they are coloured separately. As the toning medium is coloured out of the pen, the darker tones appear.

5. Dial it back. For longer blends, re-infuse the nib to lighten the colour and start the colouring again towards the end of the lighter area - then blend out to darker.

6. Work with the original colour for large areas with no colour gradiation or tonal variances (no Toning Medium required). Layer the original colour to get even darker tones.

Creating Depth and Dimensions

Natural Highlights - Draw a circle with your Detail Pen, choose a colour and infuse with Toning Medium. Use the lighter tones to show where the light source hits an object, creating volume and form. Start with the light source and work towards the darker areas with the Chameleon Colour Tones Pen.

Depth and Shading - Continue to work side to side as the ink begins to darken and return to the original colour. The darker tones add shading and dimension. Go over the darkest areas again as needed for darker and richer tones.

Dimensions and Shadows - Infuse shadow colour with Toning Medium and lighten the tone (dial it back) to create a cast shadow effect.