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Sunday, February 22, 2009

Cloud Tutorial

There are many ways you can create clouds for your cards or scrapbook pages. They are much easier than you think. Here is how I do mine.
First of all, don't waste your money on a cloud stencil. Draw and cut your own making sure to do multiple sizes of lobes. I use the chalking method. I love the pearlescent dry chalks with mini poms and rubbing tool. Mine is "I kan' dee" from Pebbles Inc.
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Always start at the top of your project and work your way down. Load your pom with a little light blue chalk and rub it just above the edge of your cloud template. You will be hitting your template too if you are doing it correctly. Just hit a few lobes in each step. You will want to rub it in very good to make it permanent.
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Move your template down and repeat using a few different lobes placed at a little different angle. Keep repeating these steps until you have filled your "cloud" area.
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The final step softens your clouds. Just using the chalk that is left on your pom and the loose chalk on the picture, pull the tops of the clouds in upward strokes to fill in some of the light areas. Make sure to not get into the tops of the white area so you don't lose your cloud definition. You might also pull some color down to you horizon line depending on your picture. See my puppy dog card in my last blog for an example.

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If you enjoyed this tutorial and found it helpful, please leave a comment and let me know.
Thanks,
True :)

9 comments:

Moni said...

Great tutorial! Hugs, moni

Elaine aka Quixotic said...

This is a fab tutorial True, thank you!

Cindy said...

Nice job, True! I have those pearlescent chalks, too. I don't use them near enough!

daydreams 505 said...

Thanks True! I'm really looking forward to trying this technique! :) Michelle

Jane said...

Very nice tutorial and pictures - Thanks.

Wendy said...

Great tutorial True, I will have a go at this soon!! Thanks for sharing

kc242 said...

This is one that I will have to try! Thanks so much for the tutorial! Denise (kc242)

Jeni C Slack (^0^) said...

I am going to try and get my hands on these chalks. I didn't even know about them. Thanks for sharing this ! we're eating it up :)

lisa808 said...

Great technique. TFS.