Sunday, 7 April 2013

Faux Chalkboard Technique #1

The faux chalkboard technique is everywhere on blogland so I thought we would do it in our technique class.  It is really easy to do, there are lots of tutorials out there if you have a look.  We had a go at two different methods.

  • Method one, swipe the black card with the embossing buddy to get rid of static, (it doesn't matter if it leaves any white marks/dust for this technique).
  • Draw  lines about 1/8" away from the edge of the card using a white gel pen, I smudged each line with some tissue before drawing the next line. You could use a white pencil.
  • Stamp the image in versa mark (or you could use whisper white pigment ink) and heat emboss with white embossing powder.
  • Use a sponge or tissue to smudge whisper white ink onto the black card.
I used the Pursuit of Happiness and pennant party stamp sets. Here is my card:

 We also decorated a little memo book to match, this would make a great teacher gift, it looks like a card in this photo though!
 Here is the set together?
As always we made a little ATC technique card to go in our ATC holder as a reminder of the technique.  I will show you the other method we used tomorrow.

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