Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Technique Wednesday!

If you've been around here enough, you'll know I'm not a huge technique person. I love the look of them, but most of the time I'm just too lazy to give it a go. At the SU Regionals last weekend we learned a cool new technique with chalks. Oh, don't grumble....you'll like this I'm certain. AND it was easy and not too time consuming. It's a chalk-glazed-watercolor technique (nope, didn't pay attention to the correct name). It also helped that Kristin had issued a challenge on SCS in the demo forum (WICKED challenge) to use chalk. She here's what you do.

  1. scrape off a bit of chalk (I used an hobby blade and rubbed gently down the side of the chalk piece) into an empty container.

  2. add a few drops of water to help dissolve the chalk and make a colored pasty-liquid.

  3. add a glob of crystal effects and mix that together. You now have a colored glaze to paint your image with.

I used a q-tip to do the painting. Be sure to emboss your stamped image first so you have a border to keep the glaze inside the lines. It really is a cool technique, giving you a soft water colored-look with a glossy finish. Here's a close up to show the shine.


Enjoy your day and thanks for stopping by. I always love to hear what you have to say. Thanks for all your sweet comments. Hugs, Lisa

8 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous, Lisa! I'm going to have to try this technique! Great pictures, too!

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  2. Oh goodness Lisa, it is beautiful!! What color chalk did you use?? OK, now I'll have to try it myself. Thanks for playing along with my WICKED challenge! ;)

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  3. I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


    Susan

    http://sketchingdrawing.com

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  4. I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


    Susan

    http://sketchingdrawing.com

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  5. glad you gave it a try as it's fab to look at. And your bow is pretty fabulous too

    Victoria
    x

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  6. Wow, I'm so impressed that you did this! I'm like you, technique-lazy. This is beautiful!

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  7. ohh love the bow and the gorgeous colors!!

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