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Unread 04-17-2006, 06:12 AM   #1
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Default TLC60 - Poppin' Pastels

The technique for this week is Poppin' Pastels. It was suggested by Reneejul1. Thanks Julie!

Poppin' Pastels uses Versamark and Pastels. Pastels are really just chalk...high quality chalk to be sure, but chalk. So if you don't have pastels in your supply cupboard, try it with some kid chalk.

Ink up your stamp with Versamark. Stamp on cardstock. Lightly touch a sponge dauber, q-tip, or cotton ball into the pastel of your choice. No need to press down hard! In fact, if you press too hard, you will break the chalk piece. It is still usuable, just not so pretty sitting in the tray. After you have the applicator of choice "chalked up", press or dab it over the versamarked image. The chalk will stick to the versamark and your image will magically appear. Some chalk will stick to the cardstock too, but the image will be much more vivid. Depending on the applicator, you can get just the image, or create a kind of halo effect around the image from the excess chalk. Both looks can be fabulous.

Here's two I had in my gallery:

As always, if you have questions, please ask. If you have suggestions, please share!

When you upload, please put TLC60 in the keyword section when you upload, and then post a link to your card here in this thread.

If you need help uploading or posting a link to this thread, check out this link:

If you are new to the challenges, please feel free to do this one or ANY of the challenges at any time. There is no time limit. They are not races to see who can do one first, nor are they contests of any sort. All the challenges are simply to provide inspiration and to get us STAMPIN' !!

Have fun!
You are braver than you believe,
stronger than you seem,
and smarter than you think.
~Christopher Robin~
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