Thursday, May 7, 2009

Chalk Art

Today we'd like you guys to get another item out from the bottoms of your scrappin' totes and put them back to good use.
We're talking about the pallettes of dry decorating chalks that we all started out with.
They seem to have been replaced by the cat's eye chalks lately. But unlike the cat's eyes, these are MUCH more forgiving.
If you make a mistake with these, all you need to do is erase it with a white eraser and start over again . . . . can't do that with the inky kind!
Now most of us use these for shading & highlighting our die-cuts and photo mattes, but today we're gonna show you how to colorize your photos with them.

And all you need is a very basic supply . . . . cardstock!
You'll want to cut a sheet of cardstock to your desired photo size, choose your photo, & set it to print black & white.

You can choose either smooth or textured.
If you print on the textured kind, your photos will have that canvass-y look to them.

Then all you need to do is start coloring in the areas you want to highlight . . . Easy as that!

Here is my finished page of my daughter's graduation . . .

And a couple close-ups of the added embellies . . . .

Here's another way to use your chalk sets . . .
Get out your favorite stamps & emboss them.

Then give the images a dusting of chalk . . .

And you've got a really inexpensive, different style of embellishment for your pages & cards.

So go look for those lost, forgotten chalk sets you know you've got around somewhere and try something new on your projects.
You'll be pleasantly surprised at how it looks!

1 comment:

ANS said...

Love the ideas! Very cute page.