Hi everyone, it's Rachael again with one of my new favorite products. There is no denying that the Chalkboard effect is huge right now. I can safely admit amongst fellow crafters that I fell in love, and promptly purchased, every piece of the new We R Memory Keepers Chalkboard line. Given my love of all things Chalkboard, it should be no surprise that I called the store on vacation and asked them to put a roll of the new Fancy Pants 1" Chalkboard tape on hold for me until I could get back.
I must admit, the tape wasn't exactly what I was expecting. For starters, it doesn't tear by hand like washi tape, you have to use scissors, and it feels more like electrical or duct tape than paper tape...but I would not be deterred. I set out to experiment with the best tools to use on my new tape.
First I tried my Sharpie oil-based paint pen. That was a bust. It did not show up on the tape at all. Next I tried embossing an image on the tape. I used Versa Mark embossing ink, and white embossing powder. I was a little afraid that my heat tool would melt the tape, but it didn't! I LOVE the embossed look on this tape, it was exactly what I was looking for. My third technique was using the white Uni-ball pen I just purchased at Scrapdoodles. Another success! The ink is very crisp on the tape. I wrote on the tape and let it dry for about an hour and there was no smearing. My final medium was stamping with ink. I used a white archival ink and stamped several images on the tape. After an hour, the ink would still smear a little. The effect was neat, but if I was sending it as a tag or a card I wouldn't want it to smear, so I pulled out my heat gun. After a few passes, the ink was set, and no longer smeared.