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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Oldies Technique #2 -- Chalk Popping

Hi Everyone! Welcome to my Oldies technique #2 -- chalk popping. It has been a very long time since I have used this technique. I really like the softness of the look.

The supplies you will need are:

Versa Mark ink pad
chalks and applicator
solid or bold outline stamp
card stock

Stamp the image on the card stock using Versa Mark ink.

The image does not show up.

Now start chalking over the image using small round motions. I found that one brand of my chalks did not work well, so you might need to try another if you are having problems with blotches. The applicator may have a play in it too. My second set of chalks had small cotton balls to apply the chalk with and it worked much better. I started off with a light hand and then went back and added more color until I got the look I wanted. 

This is such an easy technique and gives a soft look to your cards. I hope you will have fun trying this.

Have a wonderful and blessed day.


Challenges entered:

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  All Things Bright and Beautiful
Top Tip Tuesday:  Favorite Color Combo (love pink, black and white together)

 TIP:  To make a soft image use the easy chalk popping technique above.


Elaine Stark said...

A lovely card. I love the chalking effect and your tutorial is a great demonstration for this. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

Brenda said...

What a wonderful tutorial and tip. Your card turned out so soft and beautiful. Love your embellishments! Thank you for sharing with us at Top Tip Tuesday!

Virginia L. said...

Gorgeous colors and contrast, April! Love your attentions to details! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “All Things Bright and Beautiful” Challenge

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