October 18, 2010

Chalk Popping Technique

Today I have a technique to share with you called chalk popping. It's a super simple technique that you can achieve many different looks with. For my card I went with a kind of vintage, grungy look:) Let's get started!
Fist you need to gather your supplies. You'll need a stamp set, I used the gorgeous Wings by Prima set, Pebbles chalk and a Versamark ink pad and any embellishments you want for your card, I chose some pretty Prima trim and rhinestones.

I first stamped my frame and chalked it in blue, then my bird and chalked the branch frist and then the rest of the bird and then on a seperate piece of cardstock, stamped my flowers, chalked and trimmed them out. To show you the chalking technqiue I am only demonstrating the bird.
First, you ink up your stamp (make sure it is really clean) with the Versamark ink. Then stamp it onto your cardstock.

Then pick your first color of chalk and using the applicator apply it to the branch. As you rub the chalk over your stamped image your image will begin to "pop" out from the paper. The Versamark ink adheres the chalk to it.

Continue on with your bird in your desired color. You can even add more than one color!

When you are satisfied with the look, lightly swipe over your image with a clean cloth to remove any loose chalk and you now have a lovely chalked image. If you try this technique let us know by leaving a link, we'd love to come see!