Thursday, March 8, 2012

Painting Using Chalk Inks!

March Featured Product:  Chipboard Laser Die Cuts
Today's project features the Birds Bag o' Chips!


Thursday greetings to our Quick Quotes friends!  Rhonda here today to show you a fun painting technique that I did with the Birds Bag o' Chip chipboard.

I created this layout using the new Tin Type collection (love this line!!!).  I also really love the elegant feel of the branch and the birds in the Chipboard Laser Die Cuts, so I decided to use them here too.
'Painting' with PowderPuff Chalk Inks:
  • For this process you will need a craft mat, mister, Powder Puff Chalk Inks, paper towel, brushes and a small amount of water in a cup.
  • Using my craft mat, I pressed my PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Green Envy and Biscotti down in 2 adjacent places. 
  • Mist a small amount of water (I used one squirt of my mini-mister) to create your "paint". 
  • Using your brush, pick up the amount of color that you want to use, you can also pick up more of the alternate color to blend them nicely in a separate area of your mat and then apply to the chipboard.
  • Do you see the effect on my branch?  The colors blend into one another so softly, I love this effect!
  • Hint:  Use a very small amount of water to make the inks a bit workable, you don't want to get your chipboard soaking wet.
  • I loved the branch so much, I decided to paint my bird as well and added some Baja Blue and Lemonade onto my craft mat.
  • For the birds feet and beak I rinsed my brush, wiped it semi-dry on the Biscotti and gave those areas a few coats.
  • Once your painting is completed, set aside to dry for a bit. 
  • I wanted my bird to have a little bit of texture and added a coat of Modge Podge with glitter to it. 
  • The glitter does disguise the detail of the paint technique. 
I hope you give this technique a try, it's really fun! 

"Tin Type", Quick Quotes
"Cherry Truffle", Quick Quotes
Frosted Flourish, Quick Quotes
PowderPuff Chalk Inks, (Baja Blue, Biscotti, Lemonade and Green with Envy) Quick Quotes
Epoxies and Button Setting, Epiphany Crafts
Celtic Heart and Mega Sunflower Doily dies, Cheery Lynn Designs
Cardstock, Core'dinations
Glitter Modge Podge
8 Border Punch, We R Memory Keepers
Butterfly Punches, EK Success
Frond and Leaf Punches, Martha Stewart
Flowers and Vine, Petaloo
Acetate, K and Co.
Diamond Stickles, Ranger
Trimmer, AC Crafts
Tickets, Pink Paislee
Bling, Zva Creative
Grand Calibur, Spellbinders
Mini Mister, Ranger
Other: Craft Mat, Sewing Machine, Copic Marker, Thread and Raffia, Paintbrushes

Thanks for stopping on over today!  Be sure to stop by tomorrow, I have a feeling there might be something FUN in the air!!!
~ Rhonda
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Liz said...

I wish i had seen these at the show gorgeous layout
Colors work so wel
Great pgotos as well

Barb Craft said...

Rhonda... this LO is stunning! wow!! Thank you for the tips on how to use the chalking inks as paints... can't wait to give it a try!

barb :)

Dorina D said...

Gorgeous layout. Loved your tips for painting with the chalk paints. I've done similar with markers, but love this tip. It's now on my to do list for this rainy weekend coming up. Thanks

Unknown said...

This is STUNNING Rhonda. I love those little birds. Thanks for sharing today

Jan Hennings said...!

Marcia Dehn-Nix said...

I LOVE how you finished the bird chipboard! Definitely am going to try that.

Adora Concepcion said...

love everything here Rhonda! STUNNING is right! :)

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

The bird & branch and layourt are wonderful. Wonderful chalk tip that I'll need to give a try.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Jessica Buffa said...

OK, now this bird paired with the tree....IDEAS GALORE!!!! Love this layout.

marg0006 said...

I like the transformation of the bird with the glitter.