Monday, May 20, 2013

Product Focus #19: Chalkboard Scrapbooking Supplies


Welcome to this week's Product Focus." In these weekly blog posts, I'll share scrapbooking supplies or a product type I'm particularly drawn to, and then I'll share some ways you can use the products in a project with samples from both my designer friends and I. I'll discuss tips and tricks for using the product, share some of my favorite products from that product line, and then I'll open it up for any questions you might have. I'd also love to hear your reviews or uses for the product type I focus on each week. This is a chance for you to pull out products you already own and play with them or for you to discover new products you might not yet have tried.



Chalkboards are super hot right now, and I love that they have started appearing on the scrapbooking scene. There are lots of ways to incorporate chalkboard elements from chalkboard patterned paper, to chalkboard stickers, to chalkboard embellishments. This week I've asked some of my favorite designers to share their work that incorporate chalkboard products. You can see their work below in the image gallery section of this post.



Here are a few of my favorite chalkboard products (click the photos for links to the products or visit this blog post HERE to view the list). Be sure to search by "chalkboard" at 2Peas to find products perfect for any project:






Below you will find a gallery of projects from my designer friends and I that use chalkboard supplies. Hopefully these will give you some new ideas for using a chalkboard item or two on your upcoming projects. 

Idea #1: Use chalkboard paper as a background for your layout.


(Source: Janna Werner)

Idea #2: Create your own chalkboard paper.


(Source: Watch Wilna's tutorial video HERE!)

Idea #3: Use white chalk ink and embossing powder on chalkboard paper.




Idea #4: Incorporate Journaling Cards.


(Source: Lilith Eeckels)



How do you incorporate chalkboard items on your layouts? Do you create your own? Do you use stamping ink or a chalk marker? Do you use black cardstock to mimic the look of a chalkboard? If you have a question about this post, please leave it within the comments section below. I may just answer some of them in an upcoming "Product Focus" post.  Looking for additional ways to use your favorite scrapbooking supplies? Be sure to check out posts like this one HERE.

2 comments:

  1. Hi! Thanks for those inspirational ideas! I have some DCWV cardstock that's called "chalked" and it's a bit ruff in texture. I was wondering how to use it: write on it, use ink? Do you have any advice?

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  2. Agata, You can use a white pencil. You can ink on it, but it won't be as clean of an image as a flat sheet of paper. You could also try a white paint pen.

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