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Chameleon Art Pens A Review

Chameleon Art Pens A Review

Chameleon Art Pens A Review.

Last week I got my first order of Chameleon Pens into the store, so I though I’d give you a little insight as to what I think about the pens..both the Pro’s and Con’s of course!

I have been a Copic lover for around 3 years now and absolutely love using them! The Chameleon pens are probably the closest I have come across to being like a Copic Marker…however it does not replace the Copic!.

I love the Chameleon pens for their juicy nibs, the brush tip is more like a paint brush and the nibs seem to let quite a bit of ink out which makes it feel like you are painting rather than colouring. The other feature I love is that it comes with a bullet and brush nib..not like the Copic that has the chisel end! (I never use that end!). Having the bullet tip means you can work in small areas easier and it writes really nice.

Like the Copic Marker the nibs and inks are replaceable and in terms of cost, pretty well much of a muchness.

I like the fact you can get several shades from the one Chameleon pen, making blending really easy from light to dark.

Thinking about being a first timer wanting to try out alcohol markers, I actually think I would have gone for the Chameleon pens if they were around…..why you ask? The outlay is less. It is $150 for 20 pens and a blender and detail pen…making one pen approx $7 worth. This pen gives you approx 10 different colour shades in the one pen, because of the use of it’s own blender attached to the pen. So in Copic language I would need approx 3-4 Copic markers (maybe more) to get the same effect the Chameleon pen does. A Copic is approx RRP $9 for a Ciao..so that means you would have to pay somewhere near $30-$40 for the entire blending colour range of 1 $7 Chameleon Pen.

Chameleons are a much more affordable way if you are not sure about getting in to alcohol markers. (plus you can buy Chameleon’s as singles and smaller packs)

The instructions and information that come in the 22 Set and on the Chameleon website is an awesome resource, giving you lots of inspiration and ideas on how to use your pens! The instructional videos are clear and well thought out to guide you through how to colour with the pens.

Now to some Con’s…I don’t like the fact that there is only 2o colours (hopefully they will come out with some more)..it seems a little limited…but in saying that the colours given are a great variety of bright and basic colours (which is great for a beginner). You can also layer the colours on top of each other to get new colours which also gives some interesting effects and new colours.

You can’t FULLY control the blending shade….It has taken a bit of practice to work out how long to fuse the marker with the blender to get the same shade.

It also is a little time consuming…usually I would have 3 Copic markers open in my hand that i can swap. With the fuse system waiting for 15-20 secs (sometimes longer and sometimes shorter) seems to take forever.

Using the markers is pretty straight forward, and I certainly will be using mine. In particular when travelling in the car (my hubby hates me taking Copics with me as i need so many!). The Chameleon Pen will certainly stop my colouring in cravings while i am away! As a beginner, this is a great way to start, to see if you like using them…If you do you can always invest in Copics later, and the best thing is the Chameleon Pens are designed to blend with any alcohol marker which means they won’t go to waste!

I hope you’ve enjoyed reading my review on these pens!

P.S A few days later i did a live broadcast on Periscope using these colour tone pens…you can check the video out on You Tube!

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Kerry

 

 

 

 

 

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Kirarina 2win and Wink Markers – a quick look

It was about 10pm yesterday and i’d been trying to get a quick video together all day with not much luck until now! So here it is, in my 10pm thoughts :). I thought I’d introduce and give you a quick demo on the new Kirarina pens that have become available on the Australian market. They are made by Copic and are popular amongst the Japanese girls for writing and doodling. I’ve been playing with them for a week or so now and really loving them! The 2win marker is a perfect fit for planner addicts as they don’t bleed through thin paper (eeeek i hear you say! Love Love Love that!). The other things I love about the markers is they smell nice…yes I wish you could smell the berry and the melon YUM!. They also have a highlighter as well as writing pen! Even better the highlighter is lighter than the writing side!.

The Wink is a lovely pen as well…writes great on photos (forgot to mention that in video) and doodles/writes lovely on black card stock, with plenty of shades to choose from! made by Copic means these products are acid free which we all love being scrapbookers/planners/cardmakers! So take a look at my video and see the markers for yourself (please excuse the thread jar and box on the left..I must get a proper stand :)) If you have any questions please feel free to comment and I will attempt to answer them!

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You can find the Kirarina Markers in my store HERE

 

Kerry