Hello my Crafty Friends! I tried the chalkboard technique and I like it! So I've been seeing the chalkboard technique everywhere and I thought it was cool but I didn't really feel like trying it. But the other day seeing Joy's lovely creation on the Hero arts blog really inspired me to give it a shot, I have those stamp sets I can do this! I think what I dreaded most was figuring out how to "stack" and place the stamps! I read up a bunch of tutorials on it. I played around with the stamp placement while the kids ate there snack and once they fell asleep since Chad was at the Jets game (NHL) and it was quiet I was able to focus and got to work. I put my own spin to it since I was making a Valentine card, why not a pink chalkboard?
I used Hero Arts Basic Grey's True love and Amore stamp sets. First arranged all the stamps and than stamped each with versamark and than heat embossed it with Hero Arts White embosing powder (my favorite it really is a great white embossing powder) Than I took white ink and with my fingers blended it here and there, than I took a ruler and a white derwent pencil and drew lines around the card (this is what i was most nervous about I remember being an earlier crafter and really screwing this up!) I than stamped again with white pigment (colorbox frost) white ink the sentiments again slightly off to get that chalkboard look. I see some people not doing this part and some people doing it, so I guess it's all what you think looks best. My white ink is slowly dieing (sigh I need a new one!) so it didn't give as crisp of an image but I don't mind that. Mated it with black cardstock it needed something so I added the doilies to the edges! Quite pleased with this pink chalkboard what do you think?
On Tuesday I am teaching a Valentine class at a inner city school to some preteen girls, I think I may do a chalkboard card with them! Let them choose which stamps and how to arrange it, I am excited!
Well I am off, I have a lot of crafty projects to do today! Thanks for stopping by and always appreciate your comments!