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A really sweet girl from Splitcoast Stampers wrote me and said she was having trouble doing a sky with chalk like I said I do. I told her I'd try to get a tutorial up for her, and today is the day!
First step is to stamp my image and color it. Then I take a piece of scrap paper that is straight on one side and lay that down where I want the horizon line to be.
Then I take a cotton ball and rub it over the chalk and lightly tap and rub the chalk over the scrap paper on to the cardstock creating the horizon line.
Then I take a piece of copy paper and tear a loose wave for my template. Some people use scalloped circles, but I think they look a little too uniform so I prefer the torn paper. I move up the card from the chalk line I just laid down and place my template down and apply some more chalk.
When you move your paper away, the chalk line will appear very stark. Soften it a little bit by rubbing the cotton ball lightly between the chalk line and the unchalked part of the cardstock.
Continue moving your torn paper up the card and chalking, but also move the paper over and upside down so you don't have the same wave over and over.
And here is the finished sky.
When this is done, take your scrap piece that you used for the horizon and lay it on the horizon line, but cover the sky part and chalk in your grass. I spray my card at this point with a matte fixative so the chalk doesn't rub off or smear.
And here is the finished card!
I'd like to thank Karin at scrap everything for sending this darling image to color! The card base was embossed with an Ellison texture sheet, and I used a left over piece of designer paper that Sue from Stampin Daly sent me in her summer challenge. I used a piece of left over ribbon to tie through the heart button and added some glitter to the wings with a sakure stardust gelly pen. Kind of a sweet card huh?
I hope this helps anyone who wanted to know how to do a chalked sky. I'd love to see any skies you make like this! Thanks for looking!