Chalkboard Technique class


A flower! :)
This is one of those techniques that I saw posted on splitcoaststampers ages ago... I printed out the tutorial and put it in my "need to try" file. And there it sat.... and sat....
Until my stamping friends MaryLou and Kitty asked me about it last week. I'm so thankful because it (the technique) probably would have continued to sit for a while more! lol

So I tried it out yesterday while creating our card for our weekly class and I love it. It's similar to the stampin' pastels where you stamp with VersaMark and then apply chalk over the image; however, I had always done that particular technique on light colored paper. For this (chalkboard) technique, the idea is to use black or another dark colored card stock. And WOW doesn't it make the color just POP? If you haven't tried this out (maybe it's in your "to-try" file, too!) I certainly recommend it. What a fun, fast way to make a central image for your card.

When you are done stamping and chalking, simply remove the extra chalk from around the image with a swiffer cloth or a paper cloth. So you know: I used a paper towel and will try the swiffer-type one next - I'm hoping it will remove a little more of the extra chalk. However, so that it remains how it would be on a real-life chalkboard, the image is meant to have a little aura around it. (It just occurred to me that my kids wouldn't know what I'm talking about.... they have white boards at school! Sheesh - I just aged!)
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!