Last week I was blessed to be invited to guest design for WPlus9 Designs. This is the card I made using an older technique to get a chalkboard effect. I have a video below that describes the process in detail.
This is so easy to do. It is important to use your embossing anti-static tool before stamping. I heat embossed the sentiment from Onward and Upward using my MISTI, Versamark Ink and Ranger Antiquities Frosted Crystal embossing powder. I used black paper but you can use any dark paper like navy or charcoal grey. The Frosted Crystal once heat embossed leaves behing a textured, clear finish.
Once the embossing was done. I applied two layers of white chalk - you can use any kind and smeared it over the square part of the lattice die. This leaves chalk adhered to the embossed sentiment and gives the appearance of a chalk board.
For the florals I used Modern Roses and the coordinating dies. For the pinks I used Copic G00, RV11, RV13, RV14. I used G00 because I wanted to have a more muted tone of pink where the shadows are. Green is the complement of red - red and green are across from each other on the color wheel. A more minty green is the complement of this red violent combination.
For the leaves I mapped in my shadows with R00 (the complement of green) then applied YG01. I like adding either a yellow or a blue color to my leaves because I think that makes them look more natural. For the greens I used YG11, YG13, G20, G24 and YG17. I added colored pencil detail to both the flowers and the leaves. I then die cut them out and build my bouquets!
Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you get a chance to watch the video as the technique will make more sense!
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