Monday, June 30, 2008

Chalk Pouncing

You'll have to excuse this picture.  The wonderful camera that my parents got me for my birthday/Christmas is now broken.  I'm a little heart broken over it.

Anyhow, this week's technique lover's challenge is chalk pouncing.  I thought this was a really cool and interesting technique so I wanted to share with you all.  The tutorial is from Susan Chong.  She also has a blog if you want to check it out.  

I tried this technique with a tissue at first and I didn't like how much chalk (I used my Stampin Up pastels) I had to put on the tissue to get a good amount of color.  Then I pulled out one of my FAVORITE stamping tools, my make up remover pads.  They are great for this!  They are awesome for sponging the edges of your paper as well.  You can use them with stamp pads or even re-inkers.

I also learned from bensarmom that you should spray some hairspray on your image to set it.  This is great!  I never did it before and some of my pastels have rubbed off onto other cards.  Though it does suck that I threw out all my cheapy hairspray since I didn't want to put that stuff on my hair anymore.  I used some of my $15 a bottle Kenra, which worked great.  I guess, I'll get a little bottle of cheap stuff to keep in my craft room.

I hope you try this!  It's really easy and fun!  Plus there are so many different variations on it you could do.

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