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Monday, 6 May 2013

Podgy's Chalky Challenge

Yo, yo, it's Podgio, your most favourite bear! I've been pawrusing the latest issue of Scrap365, and liked the look of the chalkboard effect featured in it. I thought to myself 'I know a clever bear who could do that', so I did. First I typed some text on my Ipaw.

Then printed it out.

To the back of the text I added white pastel

I then placed the text onto some black scrapbook card, and traced over the letters.

Ooh, how clever.

Exhausted by my herculean efforts, I was in desperate need of a snack, what better than a healthy piece of toast, with Custard Creams on top.

For the final stage, I drew over the letters in white pencil.

Hey presto, chalky writing on a scrapbook page. Now I need to persuade Wilbear to take us to Duxford for a photo opportunity.


  1. That effect is amazing!! I'm waiting to go shopping for a new glut of crafty mags - they seem to take ages to hit the shops by us. Your brekkie looks rather lovely!

  2. Great idea for blackboard effect.
    Not sure on brekkie? You will be busting out of your onsie soon. LoL

  3. clever idea Podgy, but not sure about the snack.

    Gill x

  4. That's great Podgy - such a clever idea :-)
    Not so sure about the brekkie though - bit too sweet for me !!!!
    IKE xxx

  5. That's a good craft technique. I shall have to find a reason to use it.

  6. Hi Podgy and all at the house of bears,
    What a great technique I am sure we will all find somewhere to try this out, thank you for sharing

  7. Hi Bears, I was just wandering around your blog and enjoyed myself so much I've become your newest follower :) I just wanted to let you know and to say hello, so hello to you all!! Love Claire xx

  8. Welcome, mind you don't wander into the wall of chocolate over there -----> oops!

  9. Ah... so that's how it's done - brilliant tutorial, Podgy, thank you! And that's quite an original snack too... in-ter-est-ing!
    Alison xx

  10. Don't knock it 'til you've tried it. ;)

  11. That's a brilliant technique and very well executed, Podgy - your stumpy paws must be very dexterous.


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