How do I use my chalk set to colour stamps?

Cardmaking and Papercraft - - Colouring In -

dis­tressed look. so many dif­fer­ent ef­fects with chalk – it’s just a case of try­ing some out and see­ing what you like. To make this card, stamp the back­ground im­age onto white card us­ing Ver­saMark ink, then dot chalks onto the im­age us­ing cot­ton wool. Add dif­fer­ent hues to cre­ate a blended back­ground, then make ar­eas of darker colour by rub­bing them with smaller and tighter balls of cot­ton wool. For the top­per, use one main colour of chalk and then dust around the edges with a tight ball of cot­ton wool and a con­trast­ing colour to cre­ate a

Not all chalks will rub eas­ily into your cot­ton wool ball to be­gin with, so you may need to turn over the chalk block and try again. When you have fin­ished chalk­ing your im­ages, re­sist com­mon ad­vice to set with hair spray. This can give a mot­tled look to the de­sign and may ruin your hard work! All you need to do is take a cou­ple of new cot­ton wool balls and give the card a good rub over to re­move the ex­cess pow­der.

SHARON

ARMSTRONG

PURVIS is an ex­pert de­signer, well-known for her orig­i­nal cre­ations.

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