Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Tutorial: Paper tearing/chalking by Holly!

Hello, It's Holly from Ribbons & GlueToday I'm sharing a tutorial on a few basic techniques that I use for paper tearing and chalking. 

What I like about chalk is it easily adds a subtle enhancement. You can add more or less by simply blending the color with a cotton ball or applicator unlike using ink pads.

I actually learned this paper tearing technique from a scrapbooking demonstration that I attended on a Royal Caribbean Cruise years ago. The chalking was something else I've added.
What a great vacation, huh?   Sun, food and scrapping!  

To make this card you will need:

*Cotton Balls and eyeshadow applicators (I just use cheap dollar store applicators).
* White Card Base
* 3- 1 inch white-core cardstock strips in blue tones for ocean colors.
*Die-cut with a body or face that can be enhanced with chalk.    I used the Mermaid cut from
   Life's a Beach cartridge.
* Stamped sentiment from K. Andrew Designs.

 When you tear paper you either want to tear towards you or away from you.  In this example, I'm tearing towards me because I want to see the white core.  If you tear away from you, you'll still see the rough edge but not the white core. 
Using a cotton ball, choose a color you want to chalk with and cover the white torn edges as desired . 
Using your cotton ball again, chalk the white background of the card in a circular motion to make the look of clouds or sky.  
Stack and attach the waves to your card.  Remember you're making waves, they're suppose to look uneven.
 Now I want to add a little bit of color to my Mermaid

Using an applicator, I added some pink to her cheeks, a little bit of tan to her skin and some yellow highlights in her hair.   For detailed chalking, I use an applicator and  blend with a cotton ball if needed.

So here she is.......enhanced with a sun-kissed tan and flowing blonde hair.  I mean she is a Mermaid! 

Here are a few more examples of paper tearing & chalking:
Add layered torn pattern paper to cards
and use chalk as desired
Use torn paper and chalk to make unique borders and
embellishments on layouts.

Thanks for looking!


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