Thursday, July 28, 2016

What is Chalking?

 In this post I mentioned that I had been helping to prep for a chalking class next month.  Since then I've had several wanting to know what chalking was, so I decided to do up a quick post with a mini explanation and show you some of the the pieces I've done in the past.

Items you will need:

poster board
image you want to chalk (be aware that some images are copyright)
tape (I use freezer tape)
sharpie marker
pastel chalk  
projector or a way to project the image 

Here are the steps ...

Tape the blank poster board onto a wall or door

Set up projector to reflect image onto poster board

Darken room enough so you can see image on poster board

Sketch image onto poster board using pencil

Remove poster board from wall and place on a flat surface

Outline image with sharpie

Use eraser and erase any remaining pencil marks

Cut image out

Chalk ... (color with chalk and blend with your fingers) I like to start with faces, hands and feet

Highlight and Shade


I hope you enjoy this little peek into my chalking world!

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  1. Patsi you are one clever lady.

  2. These are great! Did you teach this at PTP, by chance?

    1. Glenda, we love PTP! I help Karen and Renee with the behind the scenes stuff and yes, these are some of my chalkings I've done at PTP. I'm assuming you've been to PTP? Will you be there this year? If so, you must introduce yourself to me, I would love to meet you.

    2. Yes, we are going. This will be our third year. I thought I had seen people walking around with those. I would love to meet you, too, and will definitely come by!

  3. Patsy, this is a genius of an idea! I have to add though, that I think you have some natural artistic talent there. I could do this and I don't think my result would in any way, resemble! Beautiful work! Love, Mimi xxx

    1. Mimi, thank you ... it really is quite easy and once you did a few I'm sure you would be turning out some incredible work.

  4. Wow Patsy! Amazing! I didn't know what it was either! You're really talented!
    Have a wonderful weekend there! xxx

  5. Thanks Patsy. My daughter would be good at that. I have never heard of chalking before so I have learned something new today.

  6. Patsy this is so good. I love this!! we are making plans right now for our Wednsday night Kingdom's Kids Club. I am going to give this a try. Maybe I can make some to go along with our stories and themes. Thank yoou for sharing!!! Bonnie


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