One of the things I love about teaching technique classes is that I’m often reminded of how cool a technique or a product is that I haven’t used in ages. In this case, it is using my Stampin’ Pastels (chalks). I ran a watercoloring technique class this weekend where we used 5 different methods for watercoloring on your card and when I do this, one of the mediums I always use is chalks. And I think this is the first time in about a year my chalks go pulled out. Well, it won’t be another year I can tell you that!
I kept my cards simple so that folks would have more time to focus on the actual technique. When I was making this sample, I was struck with how vibrant of a color you can get with chalks! I use a blender pen to apply the color and when you are using chalks(just take the pen directly to your chalk), the pen actually picks up some of the chalk itself – so it is more like you are painting on your color. Plus, since you are depositing a thicker layer of color (a thin layer of the chalk), when you try to layer your colors, you can get rich colors on top of another color.
It was so easy to do, I wished I had stamped a more complicated image or tried to use more colors in my sample. So, I know I’ll be playing with this more since I love how it turns out! If you have any quesitons about how to use your Stampin’ Pastels for watercoloring, let me know and I’ll try to answer them in an upcoming blog post!
Watercoloring with Chalk Card Recipe:
Stamps: Easy Events
Ink: Basic Black classic
Paper: Watercolor paper, Pear Pizzazz Cardstock, Chocolate Chip CS, Concord Crush CS, River Rock CS
Accessories: Concord Crush 1/2” Poly Stitched ribbon, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch, Blender Pen, Stampin’ Pastels