Monday, June 24, 2013

Die Cut Coloring With Chalks Tutorial

Good morning crafty friends,
I wanted to share the details on the card I created for this past’s Digi Desserts Fridaze post. I have a short tutorial on how I colored my die cut flowers with my Pebbles Inc chalks.

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Here is a shot of the entire card. I used the Basic Lattice Card cut file from PaperCraftingWorld.com
This File is a featured file this week so you can snag it for as low as .50 cents!


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This is a closer look at the completed flowers. 
My tutorial today is a small “HOW-TO” on how I colored my flowers.


Coloring Die-Cuts With 
Decorator Chalks Tutorial
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Here are the two products you will need.
Pebbles Inc. Decorator Chalks and a Blender Pen
For these flowers, I used the Shimmer Chalk and Regular Color Sets.

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Start with plain white cardstock die cuts. I like to start with plain white
so that as I add my color, you will get more depth.



Using the pompoms and applicator provided in your set, 
pick the color of chalk you would like to use and apply some to your pompom.



Generously apply your chalk to your die cut for a good solid base of color. 
Be sure to "rub" or burnish the chalk into the die cut. You can 
simply blow off any excess you may have. The chalk will stay onto 
the die cut if you "rub" it in well with no problems.



Once you are satisfied with your base color, you will take your 
blender pen and "brush" some of your chalk color onto your pen. 
Note: Your blender pen will "intensify" the color that you pick, 
so in this case, I used the same color chalk that I used for the base.


Once you've loaded your blender pen, simply add it onto your die cut in a brush stroke fashion. Note: Because you are using the blender pen, if your lines seem too intense, imply continue coloring and the blender pen will help to tone down or blend-soften the lines. You will need to keep "reapplying" the chalk to your blender pen tip as you notice the color fading.


Once you have finished all your petals, you can dust over the whole die cut with the "white pearlescent shimmer" to really sparkle it up.



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Here is a shot showing the die cut coloring progression.



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After I finished “coloring” all my die cuts, I simply assembled and curled the flower petals.


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I also used my chalks to add some color to the sentiment.

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Here is a picture of the sentiment stamp after I added the chalk.

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For my final step I added some liquid pearl accents to the pretty, May Arts, velvety ricrac ribbon.


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For the leaves I did the same technique. I started with a plain white die cut (top left die cut)
I used my applicator and medium pompom to dust on the base color. (top right) Next, I added some light green to the edges again with my pompom (bottom left) Final step, I added some darker green with my blender pen and a medium green (bottom right)


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Here is a side view of the flowers. Once I adhered them with some foam dots, I added some pearl gems to the centers.

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Here is one final look at the finished card.

**UPDATE**
So sorry, I forgot to mention; you do not need a different blender pen for each color. Simply use a piece of scratch paper to brush your pen onto until it "runs clear" again. While your nib will get "stained" it will run clear and then you can use a different color.

Here are the products I used to complete this card

Thank you so much for once again sharing your crafty time with me. You can head over to our DDF post and see what the other gals created: HERE. Be sure to come back tomorrow for a new SVG-Cut file project and FREEBIE!


15 comments:

Cricut Critter said...

that is just lovely! I have to try it out! love those flowers!

Kathleen said...

LOVE this beautiful card! Thank you for sharing your techniques!

Larelyn said...

Love this file and the flowers are fabulous. I'm so glad you're doing these tutorials - I learn so much. I have the chalks, now I must get that blender pen - eeek!!!
Hugs,
Larelyn

Sandra H said...

So pretty and a lovely tutorial thank you sor sharing this x

Lynn B. said...

This is really beautiful! Thank you for the tutorial, One more thing I have to try out;-)

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Love your flowers! Thanks for the tutorial, I have a blender pen but have never used it! Carri~Abusybee

Cultivate Life in Joy said...

Absolutely lovely turn out...thanks for reminding to take out my chalk palettes.

LINDA FLORES said...

Wow! I love your card. Thank you for the tutorial.

LINDA FLORES said...

Wow! I love your card, beautiful floweres. Thank you for the tutorial.

LINDA FLORES said...

Wow! I love your card, such beautiful flowers. Thank you for the tutorial.

Brenda said...

Wow, this is a beautiful card Melin! I love those flowers, so gorgeous!! Thanks for the tutorial!!! I gotta give this a try sometime soon! Hugs!

Nancy Remling said...

beautiful card. do you use a different blender pen for each color of chalk?

Melin said...

Thank you ladies for your wonderfully kind comments. @Nancy...so sorry, forgot to mention, you do not need a different pen for each color. Simply use a piece of scratch paper to brush your pen onto until it "runs clear" again. While your nib will get "stained" it will run clear and then you can use a different color. I will update the blog post to include this info, but again...thank you :-)

G-ma said...

Love this technique and will try it but I have Stampin Up chalk, will that work? I did have the chalk you're using, but not sure if I kept it, plus could bits of cotton balls be use for the coloring. We don't have the crafty stores in this town so have to make do with substitutes.

Melin said...

Hi G-ma, To answer your question, I am not sure. I have never worked with Stampin' Up chalks, But I would certainly give them a try. I know some chalks are more "dusty" and the color isn't as smooth as the ones with Pebbles. As for cotton balls, but all means...give those a try too :-) I am all about using what we have. I think I would try cotton swabs (q-tips) if you want to have a little more definition. We used to use those WAY back in the day before using the pompoms :-) HTH! Thank you for asking and visiting!