Floral Pretties - Past & Present

Friday, March 13, 2009

Playing with Chalk Pastels pt 2


I really wanted to get my part 2 up much sooner. Remember Part 1? Back in NOVEMBER??? LOL . I know this is probably not an original idea, but it is easy and fun.

It's kind of like the technique, Poppin' Pastels at Split Coast Stampers. But with embossed paper and soft pastels. The colour is a bit bolder/stronger.

You Need:
embossing/diecut machine
embossing folder
versamark pad
brayer ( optional)
sakura glitter pen ( or somthing similar)
artists chalk/soft pastels ( the ones in stick form)
cotton balls or a balled up tissue
spray sealer ( optional )

Technique:

Run some CS or paper through an embossing machine using an embossing folder.

Tap or brayer versamark ink onto the embossed areas of your CS.

Colour just the embossed areas of the paper with the flat edge of a pastel stick. Vary the colours if you want. For the birds example, I coloured the birds with the finer point on the pastel.

Rub the paper with a cotton ball or balled up tissue. Some of the pastel will softly colour the debossed areas and the stronger colour will be left where the versamark is on the embossed areas.

Lightly spray with sealer to fix the chalks. You may not have to do this, it depends on how well the chalk is sticking to your paper.

For EXTRA fun:
Try reapplying the technique with another coordinating colour. Reapply versamark to the already chalked paper. Be careful and use a cleaned brayer and versamark... so you don't mess up your versamark pad.

Add some glitter pen to the chalked areas ( example is the paisley paper )

Have a great day!

:)* Fred

3 comments:

syy said...

Lovely idea - colours look great. I don't always have much success with chalks - I think I'm a bit too heavy handed.

syy said...

time on my post wrong again - keep trying to change this - says 8.11 but here it is 12.11

Conniecrafter said...

so pretty, I need to get my folders out again!