Chalking a Sky Background
by Melyssa Connolly
I love the look of the airbrushed backgrounds I've been seeing on cards lately! Unfortunetly I do not have an air brush system, I do have chalk so I took some pics of how I created a sky using chalk.
Print or stamp two images. Cut out one image to use as a mask. Colour your second image.
*Post It Notes are perfect for making masks as they stick well and do not ruin your work!
Now that you are happy with your image it's time to do some chalking.
Load up your pom pom with blue chalk. (or a Q-Tip works)
Cover the image with your mask image, hold down.
Working from the image gently apply chalk in a circular motion away from the image.
As you work your way out the chalk the "sky" will get lighter.
(the sky will be dark close to the image and get lighter as you move away)
This will give you the gradiant look (shades of light and dark) of an airbrush.
As you can see the chalk is a little messy. That's why you do the chalking last, so you don't drag the loose chalk around while you colour.
Dust off the chalk and remove the mask.
Have a wonderful clear sky day!