Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Inspired by Stamping March Blog Hop.........Chalkboard Technique.

Hello, I'm back today with the second Inspired by Stamping Blog Hop, on the 20th of each month we will be featuring a different technique, idea or colour combination, this month it's a technique called the Chalkboard Technique

I've seen quite a lot of this technique on the internet but have never tried it myself, I absoloutely love the effect it gives and will definitely be giving it another a go.

I decided to use one of the quotes from the Amazing Inspiration set, this technique suits text very well.

I took a piece of black card and with a Versamark clear ink pad, I stamped the quote and covered with white embossing powder, take your heat gun and emboss until you get a nice, raised, glossy finish. Try not to handle the card too much as the white embossing powder will stick to where it's been handled, you could use an embossing buddy to help with this.

Ink the stamp up again with white ink and carefully over-stamp the embossed image, I went slightly to the left and bottom of the text. Before it dries, with my finger, I smudged it in places to make it look like it had been wrote in chalk. It also gives a slight 3-D effect.

I then took the 'LIFE' stamp and in white ink stamped above the quote, giving it a more faded chalk look and did the same with the little fancy embellishment stamp from the Fancy Label 18 set. You never get clean chalkboards so I took a tissue and dabbed around the card in white ink, making it look like smudged chalk.

I then put my inspirational quote in an inexpensive frame, that I picked up from The Range, I'm so pleased with how it turned out. I think it would make a great gift.

We would love for you to have a go and upload your project onto your blog, leave a link using Mr Linky over on Joanna's blog. Two lucky people will each win a $25 gift card for the IBS Store, you don't have to use Inspired by Stamping products but if you do you could be a featured artist on the Inspired by Stamping Facebook page.

Checkout what the other DT have created using this great technique, you have two weeks to enter and will end the 3rd April.


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this is where you link up.

Happy Crafting


Shani Thomas said...

Wow! You did a great job Deb. And it really looks like chalk too!

Ros Crawford said...

Gorgeous Deb ... the frame is so pretty too

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sooooooooooo beautiful!! WOW!!! I love it!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

LOVE this quote framed! Well done!!

Sarah said...

that's really lovely, Deb x

Ira Huberts said...

Love this technique and how your beautiful plaque turned out Deb, your frame is a perfect match to the fine quote! Ira x

Cherry's Jubilee said...

love this....sooo cool!

Hazels Crochet said...

That is a really cool technique, i love the quote you have used... It is very true :)

Colleen Dietrich said...

Wow, Deb. This is an AWESOME gift! I absolutely love how it turned out, and the quote is just perfect for this.

Linda R said...

OH my gosh, That is so cool. I LOVE the way it turned out.


Mary Ann said...

Love it,Vert pretty,Thank you for sharing...

Kepanie said...

Wat a cool technique! I would have never guessed.

craftvithme said...

The quote and the frame look fantastic together. A wonderful gift it would make.


Hopping on to Kendra's Blog..


lisa808 said...

Perfect chalkboard!