Chameleon Pens Are Innovative Alcohol Markers That Allow You to “Color like no other”

Chameleon Pens - Alcohol Markers

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Alcohol-based markers can be some of the best tools in any artist’s arsenal. Whether you are an accomplished artist, a creative crafter, or a beginning hobbyist, markers like Chameleon Pens will help you take your creativity up a notch. They can easily integrate into any project you’re working on.

To understand how they work and how to unlock their full potential, it’s important to know what an alcohol-based marker is and how it differs from your standard water-based marker. An alcohol marker has pigment or dye suspended in alcohol, making them fluid and fast-drying. With vibrant color and the ability to layer and blend seamlessly, they are a must-have item for most artists. An added bonus is that you can use these permanent markers on a wide variety of surfaces. From fabric and wood to ceramics and plastic, you don’t have to limit yourself just to paper.

Chameleon Pens is an innovative product that combines a high-quality alcohol marker and Mixing Chamber. By infusing the pen nib with the Mixing Chamber, you can create incredible gradations of color in a single stroke. Known for achieving “Color like no other,” the revolutionary marker opens up even greater possibilities when it comes to creating high-level art.

To get the most out of these refillable markers, let’s look at some of the key coloring techniques that a Chameleon Pen can accomplish with ease.

Chameleon Pens - Alcohol Markers

Photo: Jessica Stewart / My Modern Met


Alcohol Markers for Adult Coloring

It all starts here! The colorless blending solution in the Mixing Chamber opens up endless possibilities for creating gradients of color. The range of hues you create depends on you—the longer the fuse time, the greater the variation. And thanks to Chameleon Pens’ innovative technology, you can use one pen to do the work of many. These gradients can be used to add highlight and shadow to your drawings with ease, allowing for greater dimension in your artwork.




Bright, crisp color is one of the hallmarks of alcohol markers. As they dry quickly, you can easily layer color to build up the dimension in your work without worrying that the colors will appear muddy. Using a slight touch, you can feather colors onto one another for a seamless transition that isn’t possible with other types of markers. This overlay allows you to create new colors right on the page. If you think about the fact that there are 52 Chameleon Pen colors to select from even before you start layering, this gives an idea of the endless color combinations that are right at your fingertips.



Color Mixing

Chameleon Pens - Alcohol Markers

Photo: Jessica Stewart / My Modern Met

Get creative with the color wheel by using Color Tops with Chameleon Pens. Sold in packs of 5, you can pick up coordinating Skin Tones, Earth Tones, Warm Tones, and many more. By infusing your pen with ink from the Color Top, you can really let your imagination go wild. You could use colors from the same family to create a blend that goes from light to dark or experiment by blending complementary colors.

It’s even possible to stack your colors by infusing your Chameleon Pen with more than one color top to get a silky blend of shades to make your artwork pop.

Chameleon Pens - Alcohol Markers

Photo: Jessica Stewart / My Modern Met

Ready to start taking your art to a new level with Chameleon Pens? My Modern Met readers will receive a 20% discount at checkout by using the code MYMET20. (Offer valid until October 31, 2018.)

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Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Contributing Writer and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. Since 2020, she is also one of the co-hosts of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.
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