Hey there, Farm friends! It's Farmer Thanh here bringing you today's post. I hope your week is going by really quickly. I know I'm looking forward to the weekend!
I've had a couple of you asking me to do a tutorial on the chalkboard technique from my last Frou Frou card and I figured that I should share. I kind of freehand everything so I hope that my instructions are easy to follow.
To achieve the chalkboard look, you need the following supplies:
- Black cardstock
- An embossing buddy
- White embossing powder
- Heat gun
- Sentiment stamps and/or focal image
- White pigment ink
- White pencil
- Ink sponge
- Copic marker(s) - optional; for adding color
1. I always lay down my focal image first and then start placing the sentiments around it. You want to ink up your stamps with Versamark and then sprinkle down with white embossing powder.
2. Keep laying down those sentiments to accessorize your focal image and then use your heat gun at the end to set the embossing powder.
3. After heat setting everything, go back in and stamp all those sentiments/images with white ink. It's okay to offset everything slightly as this gives the chalkboard a more realistic look. (You'll see that I skipped a step ahead and started highlighting some areas using a pink Copic marker)
4. I prefer drawing a white border around my focal image to give it a framed look.
5. Of course chalkboard needs chalk dust! Go back in with a sponge or paper towel and smudge/ink up around your images/sentiments. Be careful not to smudge your actual image; you'll want to use a light hand.
6. I wanted a darker pink so I went back and colored over my pink areas again.
7. I then trimmed down my black cardstock and matted it onto pink cardstock.
Any questions, please contact me through my blog or you can add them to the comments.
Thanks for droppin' by the Farm today!
TGF Stamps used: Royal Cutie Pies, Lucky Bunnies