Tutorial – Using Chalk
Today’s tutorial is courtesy of Nancy at Scrap Happens! If you aren’t familiar with her blog, you’ve been missing out on some creative stuff and great tutorial videos.
I recently visited Nancy’s blog and found this post featuing a great illustration of using different methods of coloring images. The methods illustrated are:
- Colored Pencils, and
- Water Color pencils.
I was happy to see it for two reasons. One, because it’s such a clear illustration of the different outcomes you can get from different techniques, and two, because several people have expressed interest in learning more about using chalk. So I asked Nancy if she would consider doing a tutorial for us.
Nancy created this excellent video for us, and I know you are going to enjoy it!
In case you had difficulty viewing the video, here’s a bit of what Nancy demonstrated.
In addition to the applicators that come with the chalks, you can use cotton swabs, inexpensive make-up brushes, or small paint brushes.
Chalk is great for making highlights or shadows to give dimension to the images.
You can use chalk on felt, silk flowers or paper.
Chalk added to black & white photos creates a colorized effect.
Use chalk to soften the edges of photos to give them a distressed look.
Thanks again to Nancy for making this tutorial for us! Please leave a comment or visit her blog and let her know how you liked it! As always, if you have suggestions about the Tuesday Tutorials, or if you would like to volunteer to present a future tutorial, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.