Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Trick Or Treat Faux Chalkboard Halloween Card

Hi everyone I have a quick little tutorial to share with you today for a faux chalkboard background technique.  I'd shared a picture of it on Instagram and promised a tutorial so here it is, read on for the easy peasy how to!

Grab a piece of watercolour paper and paint the rough side of the paper with Black Soot Distress Paint.


Let dry thoroughly and then rub a piece of chalkboard chalk over the painted surface, rubbing it in with your fingers and adding more chalk as needed.


Stencil the faux chalkboard with Tim Holtz's mini Crossbones stencil (or regular size Crossbones stencil if you want a larger design on your background) with Picket Fence Distress Paint, using just a small amount of paint and leaving some of the stenciled areas lighter than others.


And that's pretty much it (told you it was easy!).


I added another layer of chalk overtop of the stenciling to push the skull and crossbones back a bit and then tattered the edges before embellishing it with some die cuts from Tim Holtz's Ghost Town, Bat Crazy, Frightful Things and Trick or Treat dies to make my Trick Or Treat Halloween card.


The Trick or Treat sentiment was die cut from cardstock coloured with Wilted Violet, Seedless Preserves, Barn Door and Evergreen Bough Distress Inks and then backed with another sentiment die cut from black cardstock.  The ghost (Frightful Things) was die cut from clear acetate packaging and then coloured with Mushroom and Snow Cap Mixative Alcohol inks.


The Ghost Town house was die cut from card coloured with Distress Oxide Sprays (Walnut Stain, Antique Linen, Iced Spruce and Pumice Stone) and Distress Oxide Inks (Seedless Preserves and Wilted Violet).  The bats (Bat Crazy and the small bat from Trick Or Treat) were just cut from black cardstock.


I love this technique for the Frightful Things ghosts, you can see through them just a bit just like a real ghost LOL!


As always, thanks for stopping by today and hope you've enjoyed this easy tut, I've been having great fun making faux chalkboards everywhere!  Have a great week and happy creating,

Deb xo

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