This is a mandala by Sine Hagestad that I downloaded and colored from the Chameleon Pens newsletter February 2017 issue of "The Changing Times".
I colored it using only 3 Chameleon pens - Peony Pink (PK4), Fuchsia (PK5), and Green Apple (GR1). All the color gradation you see in the individual colors is accomplished by "fusing" the pen.
I cut out a 3D flower die cut on the Cricut Explore using the Flower Shoppe cartridge. I colored it using the Fuchsia Chameleon pen - fusing the pen for about 5 seconds. As you can see I was not really all that particular or careful about my coloring. This is because once the flower is rolled up it really will not matter. You'll see!
I finished the interior area with the Peony Pink Chameleon pen - fusing for about 3 seconds and again, not being too careful or particular.
Now use the same process to color the back since this is a 3D flower and both sides will be seen.
Start rolling the colored card stock from the outside end of the "circle". Keep on rolling till you get to the end. Tuck the last circle under and adhere with some Glue Dot Squares or a hot glue gun.
I added a design in those empty circles and used a black Pigma Micron PN pen to trace over the pencil. These pens are compatible with alcohol pens. Chameleon Pens also makes a black detail pen that is designed to use with their alcohol pens. I finished coloring, fussy cut it out, and then added the flower to the center.
Here it is again - all completed! Be sure to visit www.chameleonpens.com , click on "Newsletter" and you too will have access to the archives of all the Chameleon Pen Newsletters which are full of art, instruction, and free downloads!
Thanks for stopping by!