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I am married to a Great Guy - Charlie.  We have a beautiful daughter, Charese, who is a JOY to have.  We love the outdoors, watching movies, reading and I love scrapbooking and cardmaking.  There are other hobbies as well.  I love to meet new people and share my love of scrapbooking and cardmaking with people.

Using Chalks

You can use chalks on paper (smooth and uncoated), wood, paperclay, papermache, and other porous surfaces. If you should happen to get some chalk where you don't want it ...use a small white or art gum eraser to fix it. Once you are done with your chalking you should use a matte spray fixative or hair spray (aerosol) and spray over it to prevent smears. You can do the following things with chalks. Oh I use inexpensive q-tips to apply the chalks.

Shading - you can do this wet or dry. Blues, greys, or black are good color choices for shadows. Layer the colors by starting with the lighter color and apply a deeper color of the same tone on top of the lighter shades.

Chalked Embossing - chalk will stick to embossing powders, especially white. For the best results start by stamping on dark colored cardstock in the frost white colorbox and embossing in any of our white embossing powders. Apply the chalk to the white areas of your stamped image. After chalking rub with a eraser to get rid of the powdery look and make the image shine.

Chalked Applique - Using the white liquid applique, embellish the details of your work. Allow it to dry before puffing it up with a heating tool and then apply chalk to it. It picks up the color and holds.

I love to chalk in small stamped images for a different look. It is fun and different. Try some chalking today.