Well, as I said in my previous post when I shared my first attempt at the Chalkboard Technique, I'm not the most experienced artist. But as I also mentioned in that post, I do love learning new techniques and giving them a try...and I really had fun with this adorable style. The chalkboard technique is so adorable. Maybe it's because I'm a teacher, or maybe it's because it reminds me of my childhood. Whatever the reason, I really do love it. So, when I found this adorable chalkboard image (digital) on the internet with all its gorgeous colors, I wanted to give it some chalkboard ink and make it into a tag. I plan to use this tag to tuck inside the chalkboard card I shared on Wednesday using this same technique.
Once I printed out my image, I inked it all up with white chalky ink on its edges. Then I cute a tag from black card stock and inked that up as well. By inking up the edges of your black (or dark) paper with chalk ink, it gives the black paper a chalk board appearance and makes it look "chalky". I guess that's the best way to explain it.
Again, I want to thank Barbara of Mod Squad Challenge Blog for her awesome tutorial. If it weren't for her YouTube video, I wouldn't have ever given this technique a try, and wouldn't have fallen in love with this look. I'm so glad I found it, and I know that I will be doing this technique a lot in the future.
Mod Squad Challenge Blog - Chalkboard Technique - I realize this is nothing special, but I sure do enjoy it.
Have a creative Easter weekend!