Kim Hughes is back to share a great technique that she has recently been “playing” with—changing the look of white flock paper with chalk ink from Clearsnap.
On this one card, Kim shows a huge variety of looks that you can achieve—all using only white flock paper and chalk ink. How cool is that?
Take a look at this card—move from top to bottom and from left to right—each square has a slightly different treatment:
1. Heavily ink the edges and press lighter as you move towards the center
2. Ink the entire surface evenly to change the colour completely
3. Ink from one side inwards
4-6. Easily stamp onto flock paper, giving a softer look to the images
7. Ink one edge with one colour, ink the center with a second colour and the opposite edge with a third colour (tie dye effect)
8. Ink the center with one colour and the edges with another
9. Press 3 inks into the paper, creating a marbelized look
10-12. Use punches on this versatile paper
13. Press one colour of ink into the paper to create another stone look
14. Ink a corner and rub more lightly as you approach the opposite corner
15. Very lightly ink over the entire surface for a pastel look
1. Using different inks will produce different results. Make sure to use scrap paper to test each product.
2. You can even sew on flock paper.
And, just to show you another example of this fun technique, here is another card that is just PERFECT for spring!
by Kim Hughes, Roy, UT
supplies: white flock paper and letter stickers, Doodlebug Designs; ink,Clearsnap; embroidery floss, DMC; brad, Making Memories
1. I cut 3 tear drop shapes and added them together to form a tulip.
2. I once again used white flock paper for this card and inked it to change the colour.
Article by: Kim Hughes