Chalking on Pre-Printed Digi Tutorial

Good morning crafty friends,

I am sharing the details on how I made my card for this week’s Digi Desserts Fridaze post.
So let’s get right to it Smile

Here is a view of the front of my card.

Here is the inside of the card.

How To Chalk On Pre-Printed Digi
base digi
Start With Your Preprinted Digi. I am using the Bear Angel Teddy Digi from PCW.
I printed it out on Georgia Pacific #110 Cardstock. I used a regular HP Photosmart Inkjet Printer.

base chalking color
Using your blender pen and pastel chalk palette, load some chalk onto your blender pen.

shading outlines
Apply the chalk onto the areas that you desire. I started by using a brown to color the lines and create shadow on the body of the bear.
Remember the blender pen intensifies the color of the chalk. You will need to continue reloading your pen with your chalk as the color fades.

tummy colored chalk
Move on to the next color by simply using a scratch piece of paper and scribbling your blender pen on it runs clear again. Note: your nib will become stained but that won’t affect your coloring as long as you make sure your pen runs clear before going to your next color.

coloring tummy

blue chalk for clouds
Now to my pompom and applicator to pick up some blue…

chalking clouds
Using a quickly cut shape, I created a “mask” and just randomly placed it so that I could use my chalks to shade in and create a sky full of “clouds".

pink chalking-500
Next I will use my pompom and applicator to pick up a little pink. I added that to his cheeks.

shadow chalk color
Now back to my blender pen with a little of the light gray.

chalking shadow under halo
I am adding that right under the halo for a little bit of shadow.

Here is my digi after I finished Coloring with my chalks. Love the soft shading.
I used my blender pen and blue chalk to add some soft lines to the wings (not shown).

Here is a side view.

One last look at the card front.

I used the following products to complete this project
bear angel teddy ds-200 
PCW Bear Angel Teddy Digi
Pastel Chalks
blender pen
Blender Pen
stack 7-200
DCWV Stack 7
(Plaid Paper)
recollections bold basics-sb3155
Bold Basics

(Striped Paper)
ek double crochet slim edger border punch
EK Success Double Crochet Punch
6041-blue-white dot ribbon
May Arts Blue Polka Dot Ribbon
layering daisy punch
Layering Daisy Punch
white opal pearls-155
White Opal Liquid Pearls

slim medium wave flourish punch
EK Wave Flourish Punch

 As well as some White, Blue and Kraft Cardstock
and a Misc. Button

Well that about covers it for today. Be sure to come back by tomorrow as I share another detail post and some more special information Smile


  1. Melin, this little angel bear is adorable. Thank you for the great tutorial and for the Psalm 34 freebie!!!

  2. What a wonderful idea Melin! Not sure why I never thought to do this, but you can bet I will now! It is a clever way to put your "artist" touch to a pre-colored digi! Thanks for opening my artist world up to me! Hugs!

  3. Thank You!! I have Often wondered how yu create your Beautiful creations!! Now the Secret is out!! I had no idea - I apppreciate the tutorial and the pics of items used! ;-}



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