Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Focus on Chalk Ink with Karan!

Good Morning Girlfriends!   Karan here today with you.

Today is my day to host the blog and I wanted to share with you a layout using Tin Type Line.

Since we are featuring chalk inks this month, I also wanted to show you how awesome these chalk inks are.  I had a 12x12 corrugated sheet of cardboard.  I cut some strips from it, painted it white with gesso and set aside to dry.  Once they were dry, I grabbed Mango Mai Tai, Maja Blue, and Tahiti and went over the painted corrugated to achieve the look I wanted.

I also used the Bag o Chips Flowers on this layout.  I painted them all with white gesso first, as I wanted them to grab the true colours from the inks to match the colours in the Tin Type Papers.  One of the flowers has the petals cut a little deeper so I folded the edges in to make the flower look more realistic.

I chalked the edges first then pulling the colour into the center with a blending tool, I was able to achieve the look above.  The brads were pewter, and I also dipped them in the chalk ink to colour them.

I used leters from the timber alphabet from Pink Paislee and covered them in mocha mama chalk ink,  I love how the letters turned out, it really pulls the page together.


I used two office tags in the layout, one which I covered in Mango Mai Tai, and the other in Baja Blue.  Once dry, I stamped over the tags using a script stamp and Mocha Mama chalk ink. 

I hope this layout inspires you to pull out your chipboard, gesso and those chalk inks!  I'm sure you will love them as much as I do :)

Quick Quotes Materials:
Tin Type 100, Tin Type 300, Tin Type 400, Bag o Chips-Flowers
Chalk Inks used, Mango Mai Tai, Baja Blue, Tahiti, Mocha Mama,

Other Materials:
Bazzill cardstock, creative impression brads, canvas corp twine and corrugated cardboard, Pink Paislee Timber Alphabet, Hero Arts Script Stamp


Have a fabulous rest of your day!
Happy Scrapping!

~ Karan
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5 comments:

Adora Concepcion said...

I love these colors!! great layout!

Barb said...

LOVE this layout!!!

Dorina D said...

What a wonderful layout. It's so unique and interesting in the design and techniques. something else to put on my learn how to do list. Thanks for sharing.

Liz said...

I love you guysfeaturing the chalk ink... that 's a big favorite item when I see it on the layouts... Hoping to get some soon

CraftyGirl said...

Karan... this LO is gorgeous! I love the way you took a line that I picture as masculine and use it for a girly page!!

barb :)