Chalkboard Technique

Inspired by Stamping have several challenges running at the moment, and using the chalkboard technique is one of them.

I’d heard of this technique before, but never tried it.

It just so happens that this is also one of the techniques taught in Creative Chemistry 102.

So today I sat down and played. The above is the result!

I should point out that I didn’t have the supplies needed to do the technique the way Tim Holtz taught it, so I improvised.

The stamps used on this card are from Inspired by Stamping. The greeting is from Big Wishes II, and the flowers and leaves are from Little Flowers.

The 3D flowers are from my stash. The background of the card topper was made using another technique learning in Creative Chemistry.  I’m pretty happy with it.

Thanks for looking, and as always, if you want to comment, and the comment box isn’t showing, click the title of this post and it will magically appear!







*I have also entered this card in the IBS Birthday Challenge, which is in keeping with the rules.

12 thoughts on “Chalkboard Technique

  1. Thanks Teresa. I’ve never done it before, and I’m pretty happy with the results being my first try!

  2. Thanks Lindsay! I’ve seen it all over the place, but hadn’t tried it before. Now that I have, I’m sure I’ll use it more often!

  3. Wow, this is really so lovely Cheryl. I, too, have seen it all over, but still haven’t tried it! Now, I may give it a whirl, myself! Thanks for the inspiration.
    I also am a member of that class, but unfortunately haven’t had the opportunity to watch the entire class as yet. Isn’t it great it has lifetime access? Whew, for those of us who had life get in the way of playing. LOL
    I am so interested in that fabulous background! Now, I NEED to go and watch the rest of class.
    Great job, first go…you are so brave to try all those new techniques, it gives me the incentive to also try. TFS!

  4. Thanks Anna. The background was totally different to begin with. I stamped a greeting all over the background, then sponged the edges (and a little randomly) with the two colours I used. But I didn’t like the results, so I spritzed it with water, then dried it off with a heat gun.

    Then I did what Tim Holtz likes to do, and dabbed at it with a cloth while it was drying.

    I love the result!!

  5. You did a beautiful job with the Chalkboard Technique Cheryl! I adore how you used the Little Flowers set to the top and bottom! What a great idea! Hugs, Joanna

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