Happy Sunday, everyone! The Paper Players are back in full swing with a new challenge for the new year!
The chalkboard technique is quite popular lately and there are lots of stamps that easily fit into this challenge! It seems everyone has a favorite way of doing it, I merely stamped my image in white craft ink and added a little white chalk on top with a cotton ball. It helps with the “chalkboard” look to make it a little smudgy, but since my sentiment was fairly small, I only smudged around the edges:
I had a couple of duplicate photos from my last photo order, so I thought it would be fun to create a little fridge magnet with one of them. This “love” sentiment from Love You to the Moon is perfect for the chalkboard technique!
I didn’t particularly like the background in my photo (we were having concrete poured that day!) so I added a big sparkly heart right where the taillight of the truck was!!! I added some pink baker’s twine, but it needed a third element to balance it, so I remembered my little dater stamp from the This & That line, and I stamped “remember” on another piece of Basic Black cardstock and added it to the top!
I mounted the Strawberry Slush panel to a piece of Basic Black that had been adhered to a piece of light cardboard, and added a couple magnet strips to the back. Strawberry Slush is such a great Valentine’s color, and it looks awesome paired with black!
So, what can you create with the chalkboard technique? Share it with us at the Paper Players and see what the others have come up with as well:
|Wee Project Details|
|Stamps||Love You to the Moon, This & That Dater stamp|
|Card stock & Papers||Basic Black, Strawberry Slush, Lightweight Cardboard|
|Accessories||Baker's Twine, Martha Stewart Glitter, White Pastel Chalk|
|Tools||Big Shot, Circle Card Thinlit (heart) Die, Lil' Inkers Photo Frame & Stitched Frame Dies, Curly Label Punch, Sponge Dauber, Cotton Ball, Dimensionals, Magnet Strip|