The development of powdered chalk came from the frustration of using palette chalks for creating background techniques for cards and scrapbook pages. The palette chalk was difficult to spread and would break into small pieces. After taking a hammer to the pieces and still being unable spread chalk effectively, I developed powdered chalk. Removing all harsh chemicals, we replaced them with additives that create special effects, help to bind them to the paper, are toxic free and washable. It is easy to spread and very versatile. I have found it works better for everything I used other chalks for in the past, and has opened a whole new world of new uses for chalk. Watch for new tips and techniques which are being developed daily by my wonderful design team.
Stamp N Plus Scrap N
Hi, my name is LuAnn Hale, owner of Stamp N Plus Scrap N located in Chippewa Falls, WI. Stamp N Plus Scrap N is a family owned business and is run by LuAnn, with the help of my husband Ron; my children Brian (35) Frank (29): Al (24); Sarah (22) Roni (12) RJ (10), sister-in-law Pearl, Aunt Ginny and best of friends Julie.
In September of 2001 Stamp N Plus was initially formed as a retail rubberstamp and craft store.
In September of 2002 Stamp N Plus invested in all the manufacturing equipment and supplies for creating art rubber stamps and began to run its own rubberstamp line.
In 2003 Stamp N Plus added a line of scrapbooking stamps and changed its name to Stamp N Plus Scrap N. During that same year Buzz N Magic Powdered Chalk was created and developed by owner LuAnn Hale.
In 2005 Buzz N Magic Glue (acid free) and Buzz N Magic Paint were added to the Buzz N Magic line.
In 2012 Buzz N Magic Powdered Chalk will launch it’s new campaine under it’s new name of Chalk-AH-Lot, please join us in our blog launch at http://chalk-ah-lot.blogspot.com and watch for all of changes both in colors, texture, technique and ideas.
Powdered Chalk Types
Through the development of our powdered chalks, we created three different textures of chalk:
Powders: Powered chalks have an additive that isolates individual color pigments so you will not have have to use a fixative to seal your work. Some of the colors create streaks of color throughout your work, these chalks are some of our biggest sellers.
Fluorescents: Fluorescent chalks offer bright, vibrant colors. Fluorescent chalks do need to be set with a workable fixative or hairspray.
Metallics: Metallic chalks are rich, shimmery colors that add dazzle and shine to any project. Included in the metallic category, we offer a special chalk called Stardust, which has a clear-iridescent appearance. Stardust can be mixed with any of the other chalks to give them a metallic look (two parts color to one part Stardust) or dabbed over any paper project just to give it a shimmer. Metallic chalks need to be set with a workable fixative or hairspray.
The technique that started it all was applying the chalk directly to the paper using a cotton ball. First, dip the cotton ball into your chalk color and rub it over the entire surface you are creating. Uncoated card stock produces the best results.
Next, you can use an eraser to make background designs by choosing our grid pattern, stencil, template or torn paper. When you are finished erasing the background, dust it off with a feather duster or soft bristle key board brush. See some of our background samples shown below.
What happens next is magic! Stamp your favorite stamp image onto the background you just created using a versa mark pad, using a Q-tip apply more of the same color chalk lightly over the Versamarked image. Your image will magically appear! Dust it off and you are done
All of the backgrounds shown above are done with an eraser, torn edge of paper, clear grid ruler, stencil or template. Let your imagation run wild!