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Brayered Sky
Dirty Dozen Design Team member Michelle Zindorf is a master of all things brayered, creating dreamy skies and backgrounds with beautiful depth. Today, she shares her technique.
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Beate Johns answers your technique questions
Q: dcTDiver asked: "I have never used chalks. What are some easy ways to use them? I've seen other things that have been done with them and love pastels. I just need some ideas to get me started."
A: The easiest technique with chalks is called Poppin' Pastels. Check our step by step tutorial here.
Another basic technique is to color images with chalk. After you have stamped your image, pick up chalk with either the little applicators that came with the pastels, Q-tips, or a blender pen and then color your image.
You can also use chalks to add color to heat embossed images. Check our Pastel Embossing tutorial for step by step instructions.
Try coloring white grosgrain ribbon with chalks. You can find a tutorial here.
There are many more chalk techniques, and I hope this is enough to get you started.
Another way to use your chalks is in the Chalkboard technique. Stamp an image in white pigment ink on dark cardstock. Apply chalk over the stamped image while still wet to add color.
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Consuelo has a hint for the Altered Paint Can tutorial:"I think the hardest part of altering paint cans is making the holes just right for the handles.
The easiest way I found to do it is to cut your paper so that it wraps half way around with a little extra for overlap. Cut a second sheet the same way for the other half. Then mark where the handle would be on the edge of the paper. Punch a half circle where the mark is. I used 1 1/4" punch. Punch both sheets the same. That should fit around the can and overlap a little bit for coverage."
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