Tuesday, June 30, 2009


The Chalkboard Technique is so much fun to do! You will love it. I used basic black card stock, kiwi kiss patterned paper from the SU! dsp set Good Morning Sunshine (retiring today) and the stamp set Owl Together Now. The punches used are the 1 3/4 inches, 1 3/8 inches and 1 1/4 inches. I also used Kiwi Kiss corduroy buttons (also retires today). The class is doing this card tonight and we will use our white craft ink pad and our SU! pastels. See the directions below.

This method involves stamping white pigment ink onto dark-colored card stock and dusting with chalks to give the appearance of writing on a chalkboard with colored chalk.
· card stock, preferably black for a true "chalkboard" appearance
· white pigment ink
· chalk
· applicator, white cotton balls with alligator clip or Q-tips
· Swiffer cloth (dry) or paper towel or Kleenex
Step One
Ink the chosen stamp with the white pigment ink. Don't wait for it to dry.
Stamp the image onto dark card stock.
Step Two
Choose an applicator and load it up with chalk.
Push the chalk onto the wet ink. Continue choosing colors until the image is covered in chalk.
Step Three
Blow the excess chalk off the card stock, then continue to remove chalk with a dry cloth.
Step Four
Create a card with your image or use it on a scrapbook page.
This is an extremely fun and easy technique for creating one-of-a-kind embellishments!

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