Happy Tuesday Tutorial! It's Kathy here again. I have decided this tutorial would be simple and MESSY!! Nothing like getting out the chalks and just playing.
A couple months ago I was introduced to the Chalkboard Technique and I have decided to share it with you. It takes a little practice and learning to be okay with NOT a perfect-stay-in-in-line end product. You will see what I mean as we get going. So let's get to it!
Silhouette Thoughts Clear Acrylic Stamps (solid stamps work best with this technique)
White pigment ink (chalk ink is too dry for this technique...at least for me it was)
Black Cardstock (I used Bazzill)
Q-tips or Daubers
Scratch paper on your work surface
Krylon Preserve it (or something similar)
Step 1: Ink up your stamp with the White Pigment Ink and stamp it on the black (or dark) cardstock
Step 2: Before the ink dries you will want to cover the image with chalk. For this example I used my daubers and designated one dauber for each color. But you can use q-tips if that is what you have.
Step 3: Take a paper towel and wipe the image to get the excess chalk off of it. Wipe around on the black areas pretty good to get off as much as you can. ** This is where you have to be ok with it NOT being perfectly kept on the image. But that is part of the beauty of this technique.
I sprayed the image with Krylon Preserve It to keep the chalk from smearing. (make sure to follow the instructions on the can)
Step 4: Make a card with your beautiful image.Card was inspired by Mojo Monday Sketch #234.
Ohhhh, this card is perfect for the Clearly Inspired Challenge #49 that starts on Friday! Can you guess what the challenge is?? Pop on over on Friday to see if you guessed right!!!
Here are some other examples done using this stamp set and technique.
Card was inspired by the Stella Says Sketch #107 (SSS107) at Catch the Bug Challenge Blog.
Card was inspired by Card Positioning Systems #259
Now it is your turn to try it and show me your cards! Please leave a link in the comments to your cards so I can see the beautiful creations you make.
Have fun and I will see you again on another Tuesday Tutorial!
- Kathy D.