Trendy Tuesday – Chalkboard Technique

Trendy Tuesday – Chalkboard Technique
by Katherine Elliot

Browsing the internet for new trends and techniques can be very addictive.  I hope that any new Trend reporters will have caught this bug, too, and will be ready to share their inspirational finds with us soon, but this week it”s my turn, and I just fell in love with these images showing off the “Chalkboard Technique.” 

Love at First Sip card by Dawn Easton, image source Treasure Oiler Designz

You may have seen variations of this technique before, some using colored chalks on top of craft or Versamark ink, like seen in a tutorial for a variation of the Chalkboard Technique by Beate Johns at Splitcoast Stampers.  You can see the tutorial here.

Stamp your image on dark cardstock, image source Splitcoast Stampers

 The creative people at Splitcoast Stampers also had a challenge for the latest version of this technique and some basic instructions on how to create these images on their Technique Challenge thread.

Further promoting the latest trend in this technique that so closely resembles a classic schoolroom chalkboard, is a tutorial and the wonderful projects created by Betsy Veldman.  You can find basic instructions for the dusty chalk images featured below found at her site here.


Chalkboard technique in progress, image source Paper, Scissors & Super Heroes


Card by Betsy Veldman, image source Paper, Scissors, & Super Heroes


Card by Betsy Veldman, image source Paper, Scissors, & Super Heroes

 This technique looks superb with a focal sentiment on your card or project, like in the beautiful creations shown below…

Chalkboard card by Wanda Cullen, image source Cullen-ary Creations

Be Mine Card by Amy Rohle, image source Ink About Me


Card by Penny Smiley, image source StampnSmiles

   With a classic black and white sentiment as a focal point, your color choices for the rest of your layers and embellishments are endless…

Card by Dina Kowal, image source Splitcoast Stampers

 Papertrey Ink had a challenge earlier this year focusing on this trend that shows off talented artists” creations using this technique.  Find more Chalkboard Technique examples from their previous Make It Monday challenge.


Card by Michele Hetland, image source  I Am Derby

Ashley Cannon Newell love card  Card by Ashley Cannon Newell, image source Ashley Cannon Newell”s blog, With All My Heart

 This technique focus occurs at a good time of the year – holidays are long over, and many are happy to have the kiddies back in school.  While the kids are back in the classroom, time for you to break out your own technique study skills and give this a try.  Happy crafting everyone!

5 replies on “Trendy Tuesday – Chalkboard Technique”

  1. Thanks for the roundup, Katherine. I’ve seen a few chalkboard cards on various blogs, but now have some more to check out. This is a trend that I hope stays around a while.

  2. I was never sure how to do this, thankyou for sharing and I’m now keen to give it a try

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