Sunday, 31 March 2013

Toot toot! Chalkboard Embellishments

This month Leonora from Crafty Templates has been encouraging us to have a go at home made chalkboard effects - check out her brilliant ideas on UKScrappers and this layout on the Quirky Kits blog.
I was inspired to have a go myself and see what I could come up with and I was so chuffed with the results that I've done a Tiny Tutorial.
It's so easy to make these fab little chalkboard accents ...


If you fancy having a go, you will need the following items ...

  • scrap black card
  • Versamark watermark pen (or other colourless ink or glue pen)
  • white embossing powder (I used Stampin'Up!)
  • small paintbrush
  • heat gun
  • foam tape or dots
  • strip of recycled packaging 
  • pair of scissors (which didn't make it for the photo shoot)
  • chalk inks (optional)
Step One ...

... draw a shape on the black card with your watermark pen - simple images work best and a pen with a broad tip gives a good chalky effect.
Step Two ...


... sprinkle embossing powder generously over the whole thing - you can see I have scrap paper underneath to collect the unused powder and tip it back into the pot.
Step Three ...

... heat until the powder melts and sets - I love this bit!
Step Four ...

... cut the shape out
Step Five ...
... add foam tape on the back and stick to a piece of waste packaging so they're all ready to go - I also had a little play with some bright colour Color Box Chalk Inks to give a touch of chalky pastel colour to some of them, which I quite liked ...
So much fun - give it a go!
TFL :o) x

5 comments:

Leo said...

Oh these are so cute! :-D
x Leo

Jennifer Grace said...

Love these, especially the house! I really need some white embossing powder...! x

AnnieC said...

Thanks Leo - I'm addicted to them now and it's your fault!!! I can see this will be one of those things where I look back and say "aaah that's when I was going through that chalkboard phase ..." :o)

AnnieC said...

Hey thanks Jennifer - I actually tried three types and found that the Stampin' Up! one seemed to work best for me, really solid white... really wish I could find a reliable white pen though - any ideas? :o)

Jimjams said...

Very cute!