Thursday, May 6, 2010

Chalked thanks

So - how many of you have the wonderful Stampin'Up chalks? How many of you hardly ever use them?

Well, as part of the April Design Team challenge at ILWS, we were challenged to dust of those chalks and use them in any way we wanted.

So, I call this technique the "bulletin board chalk technique". It is the same as the blackboard technique, but because I used Kraft card instead of black, it looks like a bulletin board instead.

Anyways, you stamp your image with white craft ink on your dark coloured cardstock, then using you chalk and a cotton swap, apply your chalk by dabbing it onto your white stamped image.

The end result is a soft cloud looking image as the chalk leaves different levels of colour intensity. Give it a quick dust with a dry paint brush to remove any excess chalk, and finish your card as desired.

Supplies: All from Stampin'Up.
Kraft CS, Whisper White CS, creamy caramel classic ink, kraft taffeta ribbon, white craft ink and taken with teal chalk.

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