Friday, October 25, 2013

Altering Chalkboard Flowers & Leaves

A few weeks ago I did a LWP show with the new Optimist papers, along with gorgeous chalkboard paper flowers and leaves.

I promised to get the techniques up on my blog. Well, I DID take all the photos...then time sneaked away on me.

So, hanging my head, here I am with the tips and techniques!

Note: When I try something for the first time I always play on the BACK side of the flower or leaf first. 

This shot shows how to use Prima's white chalk edger and cling stamps to create a COOL chalky effect. You can also use the Prima Press for a personalized stamp. Just press the chalk edger on to the stamp. You will get a nice chalky look with fabulous contrast.

This shot shows how different pens and pencils work on the flowers and leaves. The Project Life white pen is amazing! (I got it in an HSN PL kit.) And Faber Castell has pretty cool pencils, metallic pens, and PITT brush pens. The samples are set next to the actual pens/pencils used on them! I think my faves are the FC metallic pens and the BH white pen.

 This last photo shows art mediums paired with Prima stencils for some fun, dimensional effects. Light Molding Paste, Glass Bead Gel, and Viva Inka Gold Metallic Rub all offer innovative techniques which work beautifully on the leaves/flowers. Aren't those fun?

So there you go! I hope these samples trigger a bit of inspiration for you!  Seriously...just dig out your art mediums and start playing. You are going to LOVE it!

1 comment:

  1. I'm thinking how could I missed this post... wow, i love all the tips you shared! thanks!!! xo, Rommel.