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MIM #98: Chalkboard Technique

by cbaptista on 01/06/2013

Happy New Year!  It’s been awhile, hasn’t it?  2012 was a busy year and even though I didn’t keep up with my blogging, I did continue crafting.  That’s what’s important, right? ;)

Anyway, I saw the Chalkboard Technique featured on this week’s Make It Monday and decided to give it a try.  Chalkboard art is growing on me.  And, I was really intrigued with using this technique on a card.  This is what I came up with:

Overall, I’m really happy with how everything came together.  I used a little masking to get the design layout just right.  And, I was thrilled to discover how perfect the frame from Mat Stack 2 Collection turned out to be (I turned it into flourishes above and below the sentiment). I even enjoyed doodling with a white pencil more than I thought I would!  But, I’m not happy with the execution.  My white embossing powder turned bad but it was too late when I discovered it.  I had already dumped the chunks onto the paper.  Bummer.  I continued with it anyhow and it didn’t turn out as bad as I thought it would.  I also had a design change that still has left it’s mark.  If you look closely (please don’t) you can see it.  (White pencil doesn’t erase very well.  Duly noted.)   Despite all that, I am still happy with how it turned out.  It’s definitely a technique I’ll use again…just with new embossing powder next time! ;)

Thanks for stopping by!


Paper: Mowhawk VIA Vellum (kraft, 80#),  Neenah Royal Sundance Cover (brilliant white, 80#), The Paper Company (black)
Stamps (all PTI): Mover & Shakers Sentiments, Mat Stack 2 Collection
Ink: Frost White (ColorBox)
Other:  Mat Stack 4 Die (PTI), Mat Stack 4 Layerz Die (PTI), White Pencil (Prismacolor)

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  1. You framed your sentiment beautifully. Love it all!

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