After spending the Easter holidays home with my parents, not doing any crafting at all for five days, I was drawn to my craft room once I returned back to my place – and from some deep recess in my brain, I came up with the idea for a card set made with the chalkboard technique. I have owned the sentiment stamps from Hero Arts for a while now and never knew how to make them shine until that day.
The most challenging part about these cards was – patience. Yes. You need patience when working with white pigment ink. And it’s not like I’m the most patient person in the world.
- Stamp the center sentiment with white pigment ink (practice first! Seriously, it helps.) Let the stamped image dry really well or hit it with your heat gun. It must be totally dry.
- Stamp the same sentiment image on masking paper and fuzzy cut it. Mask the center image with the mask (it has be dry by now, otherwise you’ll ruin it).
- Stamp the flowers with white pigment ink as well. As in step one, let it dry really, really well.
- Grab your pencils and start coloring to your heart’s content.
I’m actually considering putting these cards up in an Etsy shop, though I’m a bit unsure about that right now. I mean, who wants rejection, right? But I like them too much to have them sit around in a box and I think they belong together as a set. What do you guys think?
- White pigment ink
- Prismacolor Premier pencils
- Zest It (Blending solution)
- Mama Elephant Waterblooms stamp set
- Hero Arts stamp set (sentiments)