Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Chalk Resist Experiment
I experimented this afternoon with the Chalk Resist technique. You need Alabaster Chalk by Colorbox, a medium color chalk ink (preferably by Colorbox because this ink tends to stay wet longer), an "open" background stamp or stamps, and an "open" focal stamp. First, you ink up your background stamp with the Alabaster chalk ink and stamp on glossy cardstock (it has to be glossy). Then, you quickly dab your medium colored chalk ink over the spot where you stamped until you've saturated the area well. Taking a paper towel, quickly rub the ink over the alabaster ink until you have a nice, smooth surface. You'll see the Alabaster ink "resist" the medium ink. Ink you focal stamp with StazOn and stamp on the background paper. Voila!
The stamps I used for my experiment are PSX Calla Lilly and the background swirls are by Autumn Leaves (Rhonna Farrer stamps).