Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Hello Chalkboard Card by Lorena


Good morning, friends! Lorena here playing with  the super fun chalkboard markers that SRM carries. They can be used on lots of non porous surfaces... but remember that you can also use them on paper! Today I bring you an easy technique that combines chalkboard markers and stamping. It replicates the look of masking, but without the effort of using a mask. 

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First of all, I traced a rectangle in the middle of a stitched die cut panel. That gave me a guide to stamp the flowers and leaves from the Doodle Flowers stamp set. No need to mask, just stamp the whole image.

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Once the stamping was done, I went in with the Easy Chalkboard Marker and filled the rectangle I had previously traced. I wanted a whimsical look, so I didn't follow the edges accurately. The marker completely covered the stamped areas I didn't want to show, so I ended up with a perfect floral frame.

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Next, I colored the blooms and leaves with watercolor pencils. Remember that with this kind of pencils, the less water you use, the more intense colors you get. When everything was colored, I hand wrote the sentiment in the middle of the chalkboard rectangle using a pencil, and then traced it with the fine tip Bistro Chalk White Marker. I love how bold it looks! Finally, I adhered the focal panel to a card base using foam tape.

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That's it from me today! I encourage you to try combining stamping and the chalkboard markers, because the results are fantastic. Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

5 comments:

Bad Kitty said...

wonderful

~amy~ said...

LOVE this.

June Houck said...

A great little tutorial and a very pretty card :)

Cindy Groh said...

Very cute.

Chark said...

lovely!