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Chalkboard Balloons for Halloween

Clearly Besotted has been creating little balloon images for every major holiday – see them all HERE. And see the new halloween one in this video!

Chalkboard Balloons

I got out my pencils; at first I was going to use white paper, but realized it would be “spookier” for halloween on black paper. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube!

Sandy Allnock Best Halloween

Supplies

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26 thoughts on “Chalkboard Balloons for Halloween

  1. Love this card and even better on the black card stock. I know I’m a little late lol but I just made 2 of these cards. Sandy, your blog along with this video was terrific; thank you for the fantastic idea. It actually was my 1st time blending also using my Prismacolor pencils.

  2. Great card and terrific instructions

  3. very cool idea!!

  4. […] By coloring her stamped images with colored pencils on black cardstock Sandy Allnock got this amazing chalkboard look. You can find a video tutorial for this technique over on her blog. […]

  5. […] By coloring her stamped images with colored pencils on black cardstock Sandy Allnock got this amazing chalkboard look. You can find a video tutorial for this technique over on her blog. […]

  6. Love your video with the black cardstock.I’ve been using my pencils more and I really like them (Prismacolor). I must use a death grip while I’m coloring because my hand gets sore. Anyways I love all your video’a

  7. Great video, awesome coloring, LOVE your card!

  8. WOW!!! AWESOME!

  9. I have colored with colored pencils on black cardstock and love the effect. This card is really nice.

  10. The minute you added the white Signo – the balloons really began to glow. They appeared so dimensional like instantly. Just amazing. I loved the pencil on black!

  11. Unreal the mylar balloon effects using prismacolor pencils on black cardstock. Can you share exactly which colors you used? Did not see those indicated during your video. Thanks–

    1. sorry, not really sure.

  12. I ought to think about coloring on black paper! Thanks for the video!

  13. WOW! I’d never thought of coloring on black paper. Gotta give that a try. 🙂

  14. very cool cards! thanks!

  15. What a terrific video. Looks much more intricate than it really is. I sure need to try this technique. Thanx Sandy as always your video tutorials are terrific!!! As far as the candy corn I agree with you!!!! Once a yr is enough – makes my teeth hurt just thinking of them lol lol

  16. I love the contrast in this card as well as the light. Thanks Sandy!

  17. Just plain fabulous. Thanks for the great video. I simply HAVE to try this. Thanks for the really wonderful design ideas.

  18. Love your card & your coloring!!! Great video tutorial!!

  19. I am pretty sure I already commented on this post but it is worth doing twice! I am in awe of your work! TFS!

  20. Glad that you did this card on black. Love the look, Sandy. Great tips on coloring with colored pencils TFS

  21. Very cool! I’ll have to try this!

  22. Who doesn’t like balloons – and who doesn’t love Halloween?! Kids and candy – dressing up like what you’re not – too much fun. You were inspired when you reached for your pencils – or just a really good artist, perhaps! This is where I struggle – I tend to forget I have choices, because for so many years, it was just water-based markers and aqua pens. I love the colors I get blending with Copics – but something like this is a whole ‘mother layer above that! Gotta try it – thanks for such a sweet, easy idea.
    PS – I’m sure somebody’s gonna point out that you got the colors of the candy corn balloon turned around a bit, color wise – but I don’t think you’ll be fined for it…!

  23. Wow, wow, wow, this is just the most dramatic Halloween card I’ve ever seen; thanks for sharing

  24. Oh wow! Such adorable card!!!!

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