Happy Thursday! Welcome back to another stamping therapy session. Today I have a video tutorial for you. Chalk magic using VersaMark ink. This is probably one of the first techniques I ever learned. I love this technique and still use it to this day! Maybe you remember this technique? Maybe you are new to stamping and love to learn older techniques. This may be an oldie but it’s definitely a goodie.
I used this technique a lot when I first got started stamping because I didn’t have very many color inks. It is also great for doing multi colors. Rather then stamping in a solid color. I just love it with this mandala. Sequins came from the Cinderella collection.
Chalk magic using VersaMark ink
So today I also have a bonus video for you. This is my very first video I uploaded to YouTube. I thought it would be fun to share with you as another way to use chalk with your stamps. This one is combined with embossing for a different twist.
There are a few different chalks that can be used for this technique. In the first video I used a kids chalk art kit from Master of the Arts. I picked it up off of Amazon for $5. Super inexpensive and they work great too. In the second video I used the Stampin Up Pastels. Which I absolutely love but unfortunately they have been retired for some time now. You can still get them on the secondary market such as Ebay, garage sales, or crafting destash sites. They are a bit more soft and apply easier but, for $5 the other ones work just fine. Also available is I Kan’dee chalk sets by Pebbles Inc. Last but not least is Pan Pastels which are amazing but also comes with a hefty price tag. I wanted to give you a quick run down on what chalk/pastels are available on the market. There may be other brands out there as well. They main thing you need to look for is blending chalks or blending pastels. These are softer and you can apply easier to your stamped image. Stick pastels will not work with this technique.
Two more samples using the same technique
Another way to do this technique is on black card stock. I love this look because it looks like it was drawn on a chalk board. Same technique and stamps as the first sample. Just different card stock and chalk color. Used Elsa collection for the sequins.
I used the same Kit of the Month for this card as well. February 2017- Unexpected Places. Same as the first card. Stamped the mandala in VersaMark ink and applied chalk with makeup sponge. Rubbed excess chalk off with a tissue. Added sentiment and embellishments. The chalk doesn’t really rub off once the ink dries but it will come off with an eraser. If this bothers you or you want to make it more permanent. You can spay it with an art fixative or hairspray works as well. To set the chalk.
I hope you found some inspiration with chalk magic and VersaMark ink. If you try this technique out for yourself, tag me over on the Unity Show and Tell Facebook group. I would love to see what you make with this technique. I love seeing your creations so much. If you missed last weeks stamping therapy post. Click here to take you to that blog post on distressed woodgrain background. That is our time for today!
Thank you so much for joining me this Thursday.
Until next time, stamp on!