Faux Chalkboard Technique

Hello stampers from a warm and sunny Chatham, Ontario!! Yes, the sun is shining and I’m so happy. Today I want to share with you the faux chalkboard technique, at least that is what I am calling it. This technique involves white craft ink and an aquapainter. I used Magnolia Lane stamp set, versamark, gold embossing powder and crumb cake cardstock. Thanks to Marion Greenlund who came to our twin team gathering yesterday and inspired me with her cards.

 

Marion Greenlunds card using the faux chalkboard technique and Magnolia Lane

 

Here is another one of Marion’s cards.

 

Faux Chalkboard card using Magnolia Lane.

 

After embossing the flowers in gold you daub craft white ink onto an acrylic block and then make a wash with your aqua painter and paint your flowers. When this has dried you go in with a sponge dauber and petal pink ink to colour the middle of the flowers. So simple and so pretty. I decided to step it up a notch and do some more layering for a very special lady.

 

Faux Chalkboard with Good Morning Magnolia available June 4

 

I took the party to the inside with this card and embossed both the sentiment and the flower in gold on shimmery white cardstock. I really love how it turned out. Isn’t the ribbon so pretty? All part of the Magnolia Lane suite.

 

Faux Chalkboard card inside with gold embossing on shimmery white cardstock

 

I love shimmery white cardstock for watercolouring. It holds up well to the water and the shimmer shines through. At over $1 a sheet I save this for special people!!

 

Faux Chalkboard card with pretty petal pink organdy striped ribbon.

 

I had so much fun making this card. I love it when a technique is easy but impressive. It makes me feel so artistic!!! Can’t wait to do this in a class with my people. I did a live video on Facebook showing how to make this card, you can check it out here.

 

Thanks so much for stopping by. Remember there is a last minute sale on right now on selected retiring products from 10 to 30% off. Click here to see the deals. If you want to shop with me just click on the links below. The Good Morning Magnolia set will not be available until June 4 unless you put it in a starter kit. Have a super day!


Product List

Good Morning Magnolia Bundle

$87.25

Uninked Stampin’ Craft Pad & Whisper White Refill

$13.00

Petal Pink Classic Stampin' Pad

$10.25

Sponge Daubers

$7.00

Versamark Pad

$12.25

Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder

$6.75

Aqua Painters

$23.00

Crumb Cake 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

$11.50

Petal Pink 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

$11.50

Petal Pink 5/8" (1.6 Cm) Organdy Striped Ribbon

$11.00

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