Yes, you read correctly. During my YouTube video tutorial marathon session, earlier this week, I saw not one but two videos talking about using chalk with Versamark. I decided to try it for myself because I couldn't tell what the end product looked like from either video. I have owned a box of chalks for about 5 years and I can count on one hand the number of times I have opened that box. Most of the chalks have never been used, but I will be using them now!
I started the project with some Very Vanilla, left overs from when I made my Squash Book. The stamp set is Merci by Stampin' Up--I love everything French! I inked my stamps with Versamark and applied chalk to the stamped images with a q-tip. It was as simple as that!
I love the soft fuzziness of the image. When you are satisfied with your image you simple tap the paper and blow away any excess. I was concerned that the image might smear because you do not emboss it with a heat tool, but it sets without heat. I had a couple of my initial attempts in an envelope in my purse for a couple of days. They looked the same each time I took them out of the envelope.
I mounted both panels on DSP Patterns Stack Regals Collection. The polka dot is Bravo Burgandy and the stripe paper is Not Quite Navy. I love the Regals Collection! The colors are so warm and vibrant. The gem stickers are from the Martha Stewart birthstone package--I love these embellishments also! I hope you will give this technique a try! Happy Crafting!