Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog Hop: Stamp Techniques

Welcome to the hop!  So, did you learn some new stamping tricks with us?  I can't wait to try out some new ones and rediscover some I had forgotten about!

My stamping technique is chalk popping.  Very old school, but fun to do!

You will need: Chalk (I LOVE Pebbles Inc...great chalk...excellent storage...best applicator ever), versamark, paper and stamps.


First I decide on my card design.  I love this unexpected circle in the middle, so I used my circle cutter to cut it out.  Then I used a pencil to trace around it so I could see where I was going to adhere my stamped image later.


Using Versamark Ink, stamp your image.  Don't be shy!  It is clear ink, but you will be able to see it.


Now take your chalk applicator (a q-tip will work, too) and get chalk on it.  "Pop" the chalk up and down on the stamped image.  I love using different colors, just like I would for coloring with Copics.  The chalk adheres to the versamark and even shades the paper that does not have the versamark.   Gently blow on your paper to remove any extra chalk.


 This technique gives a great soft, watercolor like effect on your card.


Thanks for joining us on our hop!  Don't forget to leave a comment on our main thread at Counterfeit Kit Challenge for a chance to win one of Sherri's stamp kits!  Keep an eye out in the next few days for a hint about our next kit!

10 comments:

Jimjams said...

My chalks lie neglected at the bottom of my drawers - must dig them out and try this beautiful technique.

Ali said...

another great technique - I don't use my chalks very often, so that's another 'to do' for me. tfs.

Margie said...

Very pretty technique!! Thanks for sharing!

Amarilys said...

what a fun technique! thanks for sharing!

Angela (Toucan Scraps) said...

I've never tried chalks, this looks fun.

Helen said...

Love the name - I was trying to work out that balloon clue, but had no joy! Great idea and great tutorial!

Jessica said...

Great technique! I have done this before, but kind of forgot about it, thanks for the reminder!!

Rebecca at How I Burb said...

Great idea! I had forgotten about using chalks, too.

S said...

My chalks are neglected too. Thanks for inspiring me to dig them out with your pretty work.

nomorelittlemonkeys said...

I love how the effect turned out so soft and pretty!