Friday, September 12, 2008

Another Show Demo - Chalk Board Technique with a Difference

Here is a card made with a technique that Teneale Williams was demonstrating at the August Stitches and Craft Show. Chalk Board is a really simple technique using Stampin’ Pastels (chalks) and White Pigment Ink.

First you stamp the Baroque Motifs image in white ink on to dark cardstock (Chocolate Chip, Night of Navy or Black work best). Load a sponge dauber with chalk, in this case I used the Brocade Blue Pastel. Then bounce the dauber over the stamped image, being careful not to rub or wipe. Brush the excess chalk off using a dry paint brush. This leaves the flourish and swirls a light blue colour, rather than stark white.

The small flower from Baroque Motifs was then stamped in Whisper White Ink. And here's the difference from conventional chalk board: using a Brilliant Blue Watercolour Pencil, I've coloured the centre of the flowers and I have also toned the edge of the Flourish using the pencil to add “light and shade”. It is amazing how much better the card looks with this extra touch.

Finally a greeting from the It's Your Birthday stamp set was stamped in Whisper White Ink. Worth mentioning here is that the white ink, being a pigment ink rather than a dye ink, takes some time to dry so be careful not to smudge it. A Brocade Blue Wide Grosgrain Ribbon was added to embellish the card and add dimension. Otherwise, it is a single layer card - so easy and quick to make.

Other suggested colour combinations to try are Chocolate Chip card with Regal Rose chalk and ribbon or Black card with Old Olive chalk and ribbon.

At the Show we had a special Chalk Board Kit available for purchase and I am offering this special to those of you who weren’t at the show or missed the Demonstration.

Chalk Board Show Special
“Baroque Motifs” Stamp Set (P. 98 of Main Catalogue)
Stampin’ Pastels 51 colours (P. 150 of Main Catalogue)
Whisper White Ink pad (P. 129 of Main Catalogue)
Pack of 12 Sponge Daubers (P. 150 of Main Catalogue)

Total (includes Shipping and Handling) $120 which is a saving of $10.

Purchase price also includes step-by-step Chalk Board instructions (with pictures), a sample card and further stamp usage ideas.

Please email me at if you want to take up this offer.

Thanks for visiting and reading.

Love from Crafty Kim


Emily said...

That's a very beautiful card! I love the Baroque Motifs set.

Emily said...

One question - did you use the craft or classic whisper white ink?

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