Wednesday, December 19, 2012
I love this chalkboard art we are seeing everywhere. It brings me right back to my elementary school where Mrs. Sunderland used to leave little doodles on the well-worn boards that never quite came clean after erasing. And it perfectly feeds into my love for school supplies...don't tell me you aren't obsessed with them too!
I've been wanting to try it for a while now with real stamps and ink, not My Digital Studio and finally made the time to do it.
It isn't perfect, it still needs perfecting but it was SO fun!!
The first step is remembering to use your embossing buddy on the black cardstock so you don't get all these little splatters. *Ü*
I started with all the Christmas words I thought would fit on a card front. I stamped each one in Whisper White ink and embossed with white embossing powder right after each one - so they didn't get too dry.
When everything is embossed, I used an old wash cloth (or a soft towel) to pick up a little ink right off the ink pad and rub gently into the cardstock where there logically could be an eraser mark - which really could be anywhere, so you can't mess it up too bad.
After that, fill in, line the edges or doodle with a white colored pencil (regular school supplies, nothing fancy). Actually you can do the pencil part before or after the chalkboard technique. It works both ways.
Posted by Inking Idaho at 5:00 AM