Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Chalkboard Technique

On this card, I thought I'd give the Chalkboard Techique a whirl. If you've never seen it, your images are supposed to look like....well, you guessed it! Chalk on a chalkboard. To get this effect I used black cardstock and stamped my images with craft white ink. I then took a q-tip and loaded it with chalk (Stampin' Pastels) and colored over the wet white craft ink. When you do this, you see that it kind of smudges a little just like chalk does. To remove some of the excess chalk, I just took a tissue and wiped off what would come off.


To finish the card off, I stamped little flowers for the background and used my white gel pen to do the centers making them pop. I also added a black panel to the right inside of the card. Tied it off with some mellow moss ribbon and ticket punched the the corners of the front layer.

When doing the chalkboard technique, you can use a color other than black. It should be a dark color for best results, like brown, or burgandy.

9 comments:

Janine said...

Nicely done Kanani!!!

LaY hOoN said...

Beautiful !
It's really turn out nice :)
Great take !

Quilt Nut said...

love this!

Belas Creating Place said...

wow this is gorgeous...very effective...looks so real.
bela

Julie Koerber said...

I really need to try this technique,especially after seeing your darling card!!

Hope said...

Very pretty! I love this technique

The Rubber Maid said...

Never tried this technique but will give it a shot. Very nice card. Have a great weekend. Pat

Cheryl said...

So pretty! You did a great job with the chalkboard technique!

Belas Creating Place said...

very nice card..the colours are wonderful against the black.
Bela