Trendy Tuesday – Mess Free Chalkboard

by Katherine Elliot

This past January we highlighted a fun, paper craft trend called the Chalkboard Technique.  You have likely seen many wonderful creations with this technique as it remains very popular.  Creating a project with the chalkboard style usually requires the use of white pigment ink, embossing powder, and sponging.  The popularity of the technique has spun off many more products providing more options to easily use this trend in your projects.  Don’t fear the embossing and sponging that may be used for this technique.  Instead find and enjoy some of these fun “mess free chalkboard” tools! Spell-fullCard by Lisa Spangler, image source Studio Calico

Chalkboard inspired die-cuts, stickers and papers are the easiest tools you can find to use in your project.  I love Lisa’s Halloween project using a Studio Calico kit that includes terrific chalkboard labels from Pebbles that are perfect for this month’s favorite spooky holiday.

LicoriceStudio Calico Licorice Kit

Pebbles Chalkboard Label stickers, image source

Layered chalkboard elements look terrific as shown on Diana Fisher’s project below featuring projects from My Minds Eye line, Chalkboard Studio.IMG 4426 Cards — MME Chalk StudioCard by Diana Fisher, image source Whimsical Twist

My Minds Eye Chalk Studio Die Cut Stickers, image source Frantic Stamper

 Find chalkboard style scrapbook papers ready for your traditional books, Project Life pages, cards and other crafts.  Some brands that offer options with this style include American Crafts, Diecuts with a View, Heidi Swapp, We R Memory Keepers, and Echo Park, just to name a few.  Here is a quick view of some chalkboard paper options.

American Crafts Dear Lizzy Polka Dot Party Cheerful Chalkboard paper, image source Two Peas in a Bucket

DCWV Chalkboard Stack paper, image source Stampington & Company

Heidi Swapp Jingle All the Way paper, image source Two Peas in a Bucket

Holiday mini album featuring chalkboard elements from Heidi Swapp, image source Heidi Swapp blog

  We R Memory Keepers Chalkboard Paper Pack, image source Two Peas in a Bucket

 chalkboard 5Project life page from We R Memory Keepers blog

Just add washi tape, and your pre-made chalkboard sentiment is ready to go!  How simple is that?

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Card featuring We R Memory Keepers chalkboard sentiment, image source We R Memory Keepers blog

Echo Park Here and Now Chalkboard Quote paper

Cut a chalkboard quote from this Echo Park paper, or download one of their digital kits from the Here and Now collection, and you can create many different projects with their on-trend product line.

Card by Mendi Yoshikawa, featuring Echo Park Here & Now digital kit, image source Snippets of Mendi

Further enhance your chalkboard creations with a little chalkboard embellishments, like the decorative tape coordinating with My Minds Eye Chalkboard Studio.

*My Mind's Eye CHALK STUDIO Decorative Tape Washi CS1017

Chalkboard Studio decorative tape from My Minds Eye, image source Simon Says Stamp

Card by Michelle Woerner, image source Stop and Stamp the Roses

Confession time… I am pleased to see the options for chalkboard elements expand as my attempts to stamp and sponge my own chalkboard images have been pretty poor.  I am determined to keep on trying, but in the mean time, if you’re at all like me, I hope you will find these ready-made products lots of fun to use.  Happy crafting, everyone.

2 replies on “Trendy Tuesday – Mess Free Chalkboard”

  1. I haven’t gotten tired of the chalkboard look. I hope it’s around for some time to come. Thanks for adding to the collection of inspirational pieces.

  2. Great Trendy Tuesday Chalkboard follow-up! I didn’t realize all these different, pre-chalked, products are available out there! And to think you can use these products and not develop an allergy to the dust!! So cool!

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