Technique Flash-Back: CHALK RESIST

Today I wanted to talk to you about chalk. Many of you probably have chalk in your  stamping supply stash. It’s a wonderful medium and I used to use it often, exploring some of the fun techniques that incorporate chalk. Over time, my stamping style has become more simplified in general, but I like to pull out fun, different techniques once in a while to mix things up. This week, I decided to dust off the chalk and provide you with a little blast from the past…

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In this card above, I used the Modern Zinnia stamp set and the A Muse|Studio chalk palette (manufactured by Pebbles, Inc.), to create this card.

The technique I used is the chalk resist technique. If you are not familiar with this technique, there’s a quick little video I found here that will demonstrate it beautifully for you. The woman in the video is actually using the same chalk palette offered by A |S so if you are interested in owning  a chalk palette, this is a very good one.

In my card design (as in the video) I stamped the image using a Versamark embossing ink pad and then chalked the image by daubing on the chalk with the applicator/pompoms, first the pinks and then a bit of the warm, darker, yellow.  I love the soft, warm, subtle result and the way it coordinates so beautifully with my squash and shell card stock (two colors I wouldn’t normally think to put together).

It feels so good to be creative! I hope you enjoyed this little reminder of how much fun you can have with chalk in your stamping and you’ll pull out your chalk palette and give this simple technique a try this week.