Decorating Chalks are wonderful for blending colors and achieving soft pastel effects. They can be used for shading in areas, creating backgrounds,coloring in a stamped design, etc.
Applying Chalks: Apply the colors using your finger, a cosmetic sponge, crunched up paper towel or a soft brush. Reapply chalk until the desired intensity of color is achieved.
Stray marks can be erased with an art eraser.
Blending/Shading Colors: For shaded areas begin with the lightest color, moving to the darker, blending the edges of one color directly over another to achieve a third color. There are endless possibilities for colors and blends.
Finishing Your Project: If desired, use a spray fixative when finished to keep chalk from smearing. This will also deepen the colors and add sheen.
Chalk art makes a wonderful background for stamped projects.
CHALK ON DARK PAPER: Create stunning cards using dark paper. Stamp and emboss a stamp using white or metallic embossing powder onto dark colored cardstock. Color the inside areas with a heavy application of chalk, achieving a suede-like texture. Silhouette Paper can also be used to get the most contrast.
CHALK WITH THE BLENDER PEN: Chalk colors can be beautifully blended with the blender pen, which also "sets" the chalk, eliminating the need for spray fixative.
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