Chalks Tutorial

Hi everyone, it’s Pam here to show you how to use chalks on a layout.

I was having a clear up the other day and I came across a box of chalks that has been in my stash for a long, long time, lying unused and forgotten in the bottom of a drawer. If you’ve been scrapping for a long time, you too may have some of these chalks, or maybe you have some pan pastels which you could use in a similar way. So I decided to dust off the chalks to add some interest to the background of this layout, using the Kaisercraft ‘Heirloom’ collection.

P1160521-1Chalks add lovely soft colour. Here’s how I used chalks on this layout:

Firstly I used an embossing ink pen, and a ScrapFX crossword stencil. I traced through some of the squares with the embossing pen.

P1160516-1Then I picked up some chalk on a makeup sponge and rubbed it over the embossed squares.

P1160517-2With the ScrapFX chevron stencil I pressed an embossing stamp pad throught the stencil, then applied the chalk with the makeup sponge as before.P1160518-3I made a rectangular mask from a post it note, then swiped the embossing ink pad from the edges of the mask out onto the cardstock, before brushing on the chalk with the makeup sponge.

P1160519-4Then I started to build up my layout, layering up some fussy cut leaves and flowers, strips of patterned papers, and die cut collectables.P1160526-3I used some lace trim for a bit of texture and some rhinestones for a bit of glitz.

If you look closely you will see that I also added some ruled pen lines around the edges of the paper strips, and also around the edges of the masked off rectangles. It’s little details like this that give a layout that little extra something…

So there you have it – my chalked background layout:


I hope you enjoyed this post.


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