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8 Lessons (40m)
    • 1. Intro

    • 2. Materials

    • 3. Testing the chalk on paper

    • 4. Unicorn effect

    • 5. Galaxy effect

    • 6. Mermaid effect

    • 7. Rainbow outline

    • 8. Class project

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About This Class

Have some extra time this summer and want to learn a new skill? Remember the good old sidewalk chalk? Well they are back, and I'm here to show you how to make your chalk stand out with some fund blending techniques! 

This class would be perfect for you if:

-Want to get out of the house and breathe in some fresh air;

-Kids are home from school and you want to teach them how to take their chalk design/lettering to the next level (or your own designs!);

-Want to learn something different than my usual IPad classes so you can get away from electronics. 

-Learn a new medium that is inexpensive and you can buy it online or at your local craft store.

All is required for this class is a box of chalk! I highly recommend Crayola (48 units) if you can find it so you can use the same colors I use in the lessons, but any brad is fine! 

All the blending is done with my bare hands/fingers so if you have sensitive skin, you can always use latex gloves.

Please let me know if you have any questions!

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Simone Sloan

Calligrapher, Letterer, Mix Media Artist


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1. Intro: are you home this summer, and you have a box of shock and don't know what to do with it. I can teach you how to go from this to this. With a few simple techniques, you can achieve some rainbow collar outlines, some fun Grady ends and other effects to make all the color on your choc pop out. So if you want to learn something fun, something different and outside of the house, just go ahead in a click and roll and you can start on the next video. All is required for this class is a box of inexpensive shock, just like the Creole a set of 48. Or you can use another brand as well, if you can find Crayola. Most of all, this is just a fun activity to do by yourself or with the kids, and I hope to see you on the next video 2. Materials: Okay, now we have here on the main much are you know they were going to use, which is the Crayola washable sidewalk chalk. I'm doing that because it's inexpensive. It's this box, for example. I got it at target for 4 99 but you can find it online as well. If you are watching this and we're still stuck at home 2000 and 20 it might be a little bit more challenging because a lot of people are buying chalk right now, but you can buy off friends as well. I can't guarantee that the colors were going to be as vibrant. So just hang in there as soon as you can get a hold of a box of this little babies, get it, and then you can practice your chalk. You can also do it in paper. Uh, if you want to get ahead of the color, which that's what we're gonna be doing right now, so you can see which colors blend the best. So you open up the box. You see this awesome colors. This is one of my favorite. It comes on Lee on the 48 count and it iss the red Violet and not to be confused. Let me see if I can find it just by looking at it with violet red. So red violet and violet red. I don't know why they do that. Just get a completely different name. But that's OK. The red violet is a lot more vibrant, and we're gonna test that on paper before we go to the sidewalk and the violet red is more of Ah, a little bit. I wouldn't say it. It's pasta because there's a little bit more vibrant to it. But it's a lot lighter paint cause you can tell and ah, lot of the chalk and Crayola is actually not that light. Not that pastel like the blues. For example, there are super vibrant, this one blue green. I love it for my outlines. Or even if I'm blending, I actually sometimes have to tone it down because of super vibrant. It's very saturated, the pigment is amazing, and this one is the just regular blue, and it has a really nice shape to it, so you can see that there's and there are very similar. Even this one. I think this is the corn flour. It's a It's a lighter blue, but it's also really nice, and I don't know which order they were. Maybe this one was here. And there's also this school, which is Pacific Blue. So there's four blues. They're slightly different, but they're all very bright, vibrant the blue green and salutary in on a knife. I'm saying it right there, very similar when you put down on the sidewalk. So put them back. I don't need to put him in order. I just need to put him back or not. Okay, Um, this one that was well, is one of my favorite. It's the red violet only come in a 48 count box. It doesn't come in a 24 so keep that in mind if you get the 48 the 24 count. It has really nice colors, but there's some colors that you don't get. You don't get this one and you don't get the great, which is my favor. One to sketch since sidewalks or Connelly grayish somewhere brownish beige. So gray is my favorite. If your packet doesn't come with gray, you can use the timberwolf. I think this is the one. Yeah, which is a lighter grey, but it's very similar. You just make sure that you don't press it too hard because you don't want marks that is too visible. But sometimes you don't have either of those collars. I have used this one before, which is the candidate Cadet Blue, and it's kind of grayish. And there's also, um, I think this is the one. Apricots also works depending on the side of the chalkboard. I don't use black just because this it's very where color, uh, and so I don't sketch with this. And if you are doing on the asphalt, I wouldn't recommend because you can barely see, even for you to draw on top of it. But it depends on the color of or the asshole that you writing. But I don't sketch with the black because it leaves too much of a mark or you can't see it's one other to um, it's very rather, is a middle ground. Um, the lightest color on this box that I've seen is this one, which is the carnation pink. It's actually a very nice a baby pink like postal pink, and you can do really nice things with a very light color or with the light blue. With that, you can mix the two and just do a very saturated outline. And I'll show you that when we dio a little hostile outlining on the sidewalk. So I just wanted to show you a little bit of how vibrant there there are on the paper before we go to the sidewalk. 3. Testing the chalk on paper: I have, uh, just the regular. Great. See? Get it out. Yep. Just the great card stock paper I got from paper source here in the States you can get This is it is very smooth paper. It's any paper you can do chalking on the paper as well if it's raining outside. And if you have, if you don't have a driveway or sidewalk, I've seen people say, like, there's no sidewalks in my neighborhood, so you can chalk it on paper if you want to practice. And then when you can go to a local park, maybe can do that on their walkway as well. So this is that favorite color. That'll selling you red Violet. And this is how vibrant they are. And this is a good color, too. Blend with the purple. So you have to purples here. That actually three that are my favorite. They're very similar, very vibrant. So this one is the blue violet. Also, I pretty sure it only comes on the 48 count box and then you have the indigo, Which to me I thought indigo will be something like navy blue, but it's not. It's a purple, blue ish and then you have violet purple. Or I don't know why they put purple in parenthesis, so it's violent, so purple or violent. Ah, but those are good color to mix with the pink. Some people like to makes pink with the blue. I don't just because it's kind of a hard transition in between colors and between those two , there's always a purple because that's what the mix will be. So I like to start to do it easy from color to color. So I would go always pink, purple and blue or the other way around. But in this order, purple, always in between the pink and blue you can do. In fact, you can do whatever you want. You can makes all kinds of different colors. You just have to know that sometimes is going to be a little of the harsh of a change from one color to the other and my not look that great, so as long as you know what you're doing. But you have to practice, so you would probably get ah, lot of awesome results if you just know went to apply opposite colors, For example, I'm just using on the color wheel. I'm just using colors that are side by side or in order So blue, purple, pink just to give that easy on the eye transition. So I'm just using the regular violet or purple, and I will just start drawing right next to the pink. I guess I need to do a little bit of a bigger area so you can see okay, and then purple sidewalk. Our sidewalks are a lot harsher, so you get more dust, but it will help you blend better. So I will just BYU's my fingers and I kind of get the dust out of the way if you don't need to use it anymore. And if your fingers are super dirty and use bright colors, make sure to just wipe it or just use a little bit of water. It comes off right away. You don't have to wash it with soap. I just want to make sure that you don't makes like if you doing Ah, purple and a super vibrant blue. The blue is not gonna makes like all the way to the pink. So this is the blue that I'm going to use. Look how bright that IHS And if you follow me on Instagram, you can see that those air or you fear on my Facebook group. You can see that those are the colors that are used the most because I'm a sucker for purple. But I like I don't like to use purple alone, so I throw in the pink in the blue in there, so you just go ahead and just blend it with your fingers. And I'm not putting a lot of pressure at all. I put a lot more pressure to draw with the chocolate into blend. You can blend a very easily, just very gentle with your finger so you don't just rub your skin awful and just you can draw anymore after that. So this is my favorite bland so pink, purple and blue. And that's what I use the most. We're going to do that live on a sidewalk, chalk that I'm gonna record for you again. I might be doing this on my driveway or my sidewalk or the local part. It will depend on the weather and depends if if it's busy in the morning because the more people are in there, they walk all over it. so I just want to make sure that it's uninterrupted. And there's also some other blinds day you can dio. Yeah, last year this and Scarlett, one of my favorite, because it's almost like reddish but peach and pinkish and I'll show you. So I got son Glow, which is a a nice yellow Don't blow away that dust and the orange just regular orange and then scarlet, uh, just blend it with your finger. Just make sure that you clean it so there is no ah whole lot of residue. And once you completely done with your design, you can get rid of the dust of the powder. But don't do it while you doing an unless is like getting into your next step from your work. Then you don't want the purple into the yellow. Maybe you do, but I don't. Then you can go it. Ah, go ahead and blow away that dust. Otherwise, um, you can just leave the powder there. So if if I'm working with these colors, they usually like to do an outline just to give that pop of color. And I do that with the orange sunset since I orange, which is for some reason is brighter than the red, the red. Here we go. I don't know if it's going to show in this paper, but on the on the street you can see how obvious it is. So this is the red and this is the sunset orange, which it seems like redder to me and on the sidewalk because it grabs a lot more of the chalk into the pavement. It gets a lot more vibrant, and I'll show you that when we go outside. So this is just a basic blend that I will just wanted to show you on the paper. But we're gonna be doing some other stuff. We're also going to be doing some shading as in like the outline. And I'm also going to do that on paper first before we go outside and do it with the chalk so you can have a full visual of how those outlines work in what side you're going to be doing and what the process is and how you can do that easily without getting lost, because you might be doing the outline on the wrong side. So let's go to the next lesson 4. Unicorn effect: So now we're in front of my house, all my driveway, and, um, I'm going to draw an end for you and can see some marks almost like a square is just I want to make sure that that letter is within that those marks. So it's within the camera. I said that the top of the end is cutting a little bit, so I'm going to adjust the camera so you can see the very top as well. So bear with me for a second. I'm not using my white lens this time because I wanted a very close up off the blending technique, and I'm not going to tell you all the name of the colors that I'm using. But I will put on the guide sheet that I'm going to upload to this class as well. So these are all the colors were going to do in unicorn effect, and I haven't orange, and they're all pastel colors. Or at least they look like it. But they actually a pretty vibrant, as you might have seen on the previous videos, where I was testing the chalk on paper and they're even more vibrant on the pavement. So I'll start with the blue. There is no particular order off which color you start, but I do follow the collar wheel for a smooth transition off color. So I use my finger to blend the colors and it doesn't have to be super hard. I do put Ah, very decent, too strong amount of pressure for each chalk when I'm drawing. But I don't have to put a lot of pressure for when I am blending. So I'm putting each color right next to each other and I overlap it just a little bit. And then I will go ahead and blend those colors together. So try not to contaminate the colors that are very different. For example, I don't like to bring a lot of pink closer to the blue because the blue will kind of drag into the pink, and then you're going to have not a very clean Grady int, I would say, cause you're gonna have other colors in there, So I will do blue, purple, pink. I did the orange now a did the yellow and I finish with ah, minty kind of color of green, and I actually wanted to put a little bit at the top of the blue, just so it's almost like those colors would eventually meet and get some of the dirt. But, you know, it's a driveway, So I'm sorry if you see a lot of you know, weird items there, it's It's the diet driveway. It's the street. So is dirty. So you're gonna get dirty. So I'm going to do the same thing on the other side of the end. And I wanted to start with the green, so I want to continue the color order that I did. But if you want to start with the blue again and just have the same color order that you had on the other side, you can. I just like to continue the order of the colors that I had and you might eventually see my head or, you know, parts of my body. I'm literally on my fours right now, drawing this on the sidewalk. So this isn't I don't have, like a square of a pavement in my house that I could just put on my desk and teach it, although will be a great idea. But that's not how I do it. I just go outside and I draw it on the sidewalk. So I'm doing the same thing with its same colors put on the pink and that pink. It's pretty pastel, but it becomes very vibrant when you do ingredient. And this is all Crayola chock. There's no other brands that I'm using. I do sometimes that if you follow me on Instagram, you can see I do some outlines that are, ah, lot darker. That's a different brand. And I'll put you, Um, I put the reference for you. If you want to take a look, they're not very expensive. I got a very popular brand on places like Amazon, so now you blend in the yellow, the orange, the pink. If you don't want to, just wipe your hands every five seconds. You can just use a different finger. Make sure that you don't contaminate and you can outline this end with white. That's actually will give you a really nice effect, but I want to do something different, and I'm using the Mallon color, which is on off wide, almost peachy color. But it's very, very light, and I'm going to put a lot of pressure and there cause I want that I'll lying to be striking. The white will be even better. I don't wanna have a white right next to me. And so I'm just going to use the melons. My the next best thing you can also do with a very bright pink like the red violet will add awesome, um, brightness to your design or a different shade of blue or a different shade of purple. If you have a different brand than there more vibrant, you can use also a deeper green or a dipper blue. I'm just going to stick with the melon. I don't want Teoh make a lot of demands on how many brands of chalk you're gonna use. This is purely Crayola, so I'm just blending a little bit the color. So all the extra dust and the powder is used to fill up those spaces within the pavement. Because you see the payment. It's it's very toothy. Ah, lot of texture. So a lot of the chalk doesn't go any, so I just use my finger to use the actual powder to fill those little empty spaces. And now you have a unicorn. I use end for some reason, just because it has two parts of it and you can use to make a whole word. And now we're going to go to the next video. What? I have more tricks for you. 5. Galaxy effect: we are now going to do one of my favorite facts, which is the galaxy effect. So I'm going to use my great shock, as you can see is very subtle. It really just mixing with the background. So I'm actually going to get something lighter. So I have the white with me, and I'm just going to do the letter s as maybe sky. So for the effects have a max like effect to look vibrant and to look nice. Make sure they have a good space of the you are talking. So, uh, the stroke of your letter has to be kind of wide, So I have the s done, and I'm going to start with my red violets. My, the brightest wanted the most vibrant. So I'm just going to use that and late on the pavement in random spots. And there is nothing that you know there's no order, there's no shape or anything because it's supposed to be the space or the galaxy. So it's something that is just very random. So putting some pink around the S, and then I'm going to put some of the blue and I will put the name of the colors that are recommended on the class project is either going to be on, uh, attachment. Or I just put on a description off the classes. So you know exactly what colors I used. You can use something similar, doesn't have to be exactly the same. So I'm just putting the pink the blue, and then I'm also going to put some green. The green on the Crayola is not super bright, so I'm going to try to layer two different ah shades of green. One is going to be more of a yellow. The other one is going to be more of a green. But I think just the 1st 1 will be enough. But it's actually coming out okay, bright with an okay brightness. So I'm going to mix those two, and I think, when's the ones we put down the black chocolate? Those colors will come to life a little more. You can also use a charcoal. I never use that, but I've heard good things about it. If you don't want to use just the black chalk from Creole, which is not the deepest Black is more like a very dark gray. So right now, I'm done with my colors and I'm just going to outline the letter and filling the spaces that I didn't put any color with the black and then I'll start blending it and make sure that you be there. You are very careful not to contaminate those colors because once the black is on top of it , it's very hard to bring out the lighter color. So that's why I always start with my lighter colors, or at least the ones that are not deep as black. Um, thankfully, this black is actually pretty black for for Crayola. Uh, chalk I if I wanted to use something really dark. And I don't have charcoal, which I've never used before. I use of inexpensive pasta brand. I have one that's called cause I think that's how you pronounce it. It's K. O S s, and I also I will also put it in the class description. So you have that in hand if you want to print it out, and you can use that as well, the only thing is they're just very small sticks, and they don't last very long. If you're going to use for a larger area, so just keep that in mind. So I used that black and mainly for if I want to do an outline and I want something super black, but other than that, I use all Crayola. This is all Kriel. I'm not using any other brand, and I'm going to just outline the letter. And then I'm just going to fill in the spaces with the black and then star blending in with the other colors. Once you have a mixing or blend in the black, you can go ahead and blend the colors as well, just to smudge and mix and blend with the black. And so it's not a a sharp edge between those callers, not just a black but the other color. So they'll just make sure that your fingers or not dirty with black chalk before you go into the color and right in the middle of those colors, you can just add a little bit more blue are a little bit more pink if you feel like it's necessary. My pink is pretty bright, but I'm going to add a little bit of extra blue those spots that I have my blues, but it's up to you If you happy with that, you don't have to go any further. And now we're going to add some of the starts. You get a white shock, make sure to ah, use the sharp edges for your stars. And I'm just going to use the white on the edge off the letter. It might be a little challenging if you're doing this on top of the black. So you just have to use, um, draw the star a couple of times on top of each other. You can also do the smaller size of Grail a Chaka bills are widely available online or on your supplied local supply store, and you can do a curbside pickup if you're not able to do ah in store shop at this time. And I'm just going to do some dots. And once I'm done, I will probably just get up and walk away to see if I liked the composition where the stars are locating everything. You can put us many or is little stars as you want. If you want a little the white, a little bit more vibrant, make sure that the chalk stick doesn't have black residue, so you can have a clean white, but other than that, I'll just adul feel more dots again. When you use the smaller stick, it's easier to have Ah, sharper stars. I don't have any of the smaller sticks at this time, at least, but you can use that as well. And now it looks like it's all done. So I will out. Also add the list of the colors that I use for this galaxy effect on the class description . So you know what I recommend, But you can use your imagination. Just use the colors that you would like. You can use orange as well, which I didn't add to this one. So we're gonna go ahead into the next lesson. 6. Mermaid effect: Now we're going to go next to the galaxy s that I just drew and we're going to do, um, are made of fact. So it's a very simple one. You just have to choose the right colors, and I'm going to draw or write the letter M. And I need those white spaces so I can blend my color. So, uh, remember your lettering rule that the down strokes air the thicker sparked, So just go ahead and make space for that I'm using. Why chalk? Because the great shock is just so great. That is just blending in with the background so you won't be able. I will, but you won't be able to see the sketch. So I'm doing with white, and the colors will cover because their vibrant, they'll cover the white. So if you think that's sobriety, can also like, stop on it from time to time, kind of like tryto make that white less visible, so I'll go ahead and start with the purple and start at the top. So I'm doing a blend that it's Ah, a mix of purple blues and greens. There's no pink and no yellows or oranges, so I'm just using that section of the color wheel so you can blend in as you go. Or you can put all the colors together, not together. But I put just put down the colors on the pavement, and then you came blend in after, so I'm using a purple and then blue. And I believe after that blue, I'm using a different type of purple that it's almost bluish. It's a lighter blue, so in mixes well with the green. So now we have the But I think it's the Caribbean Sea or the sea. Green is one of the two, and I put the list of colors into, Ah, a sheet Are the class description or as a download, so you can keep it in your computer, just printed out and bring it with you when you go chalk on the sidewalk. There's nothing wrong with that to bring a list of colors that you want to use. If you don't want to just bring the whole box of chalk. You can always pre select what colors you're going to use. If you're already know affect you, you're going to use. I just bring to box of chalk because I decide on ago, but I think about it for a few hours before I even had to the park. So, um, I just like to change my mind on the last minute. But if you don't like to bring in a bunch of chalk with you and you just like to have a ah plan for what you're going to design and what effect you're going to use, there's nothing wrong with you. You're just bringing, you know, just a few colors that you know you're gonna use. The downside of that is that if you change your mind, you won't have the other colors with you. You have to stick with we've got. But if you're sat on a certain effect than last weight that you have to carry and you're going to finish your design much faster because you won't waste any time deciding which colors are going to use like me, sometimes it takes five minutes and decide. Sometimes it takes me 20 minutes and decide. So it's up to you, Will you prefer I'm doing the exact same thing that I did on the first part of the letter on the middle right now, and I decided to start again with the purple just because I like that order. So it's going to become almost a Grady ent. So you start the purple at the top, and then you come down with the blue like a deeper blue and then a lighter blue and then on aqua kind of green soup and must be Teoh, either Caribbean Sea. I think that's called or see green or maybe Caribbean green. I always get confused with the names, but I'll have a list for you. And so it's almost like an order because I wanted Dan Grady and effect as well. So I'm going to speed up the the video little best, so you don't have to just watch the exact same thing for several more minutes after you finished putting down all your colors. Just do a last jack and blend in any, um, any sharp edges that you see on your letter. So go into the purples and the blues and the greens and just do a last touch up and, ah, once you happy with your colors they you use for your Grady in or are made of fact that we're using you can go ahead and start outlining. I chose a very bright blue that is brighter than the blue that we used for the effect inside of the letter. So I'm just gonna go ahead and outlined the whole letter. This video is already on faster speed, so you don't have to just watch the whole thing, which takes a lot longer. If I'm doing just the regular speed now, you can stop right here if you want, or you can add some little texture. It's since this is a big stick chalk. The texture is not going to show as sharp as if you use a very small or a regular sized chalk, which is a smaller stick. So I'm going to add some scales here because since this is a mermaid style so you can do two ways you can do the scales like far from each other. The way that I'm doing right now, like one line in each or you can couldn't act, Um, and I'm going to do that in a different part of the letter. So you're just going to do some use, all connected and then underneath, You going to do those scales connected to the talk one, So it's up to you how you want to do it. I'm using a purple ones, so it shows really well on top of the green and blue. It will be best if you use a stick that a smaller or you can always break this one if you're not, you know, emotionally attached to it. I'm just using the sharp edge or the sharp side of the chalk to draw those, and it doesn't have to be perfected. This is sidewalk chalk. If you want something to be a little bit more perfection, just go ahead and buy the smaller size stick. And keep in mind, you don't have to add any texture at all. You can keep it just the colors. You can change the outline to a green or purple, like I mentioned before, or you can go ahead and add the scale so whatever you can use your imagination and just have fun. I'll see you in the next video 7. Rainbow outline: Now we're going to do a rainbow outline of fact. I had to find a little corner here in front of my house to do this a fast, because the rest of my driveway is already full of shock. So I'm going to do the letter B. This time I'm still using the white shock because that's actually what I'm going to use as the main color of my letter. I want that rainbow color to really stand out, and white does a great job on that. Even the white seems to be, you know, kind of. I don't want say lame, but it's just not is just not bright, but that's not true. It could be very, um, saturated A fees with the right color. So I'm going to use white so that rainbow color that rainbow of fact can really come to life. So I'm just You can draw whatever style be you want. I just like this one if you see my pictures when I posted. My bees are mostly like this, but you can do just a block B. You can do a cursive be it doesn't matter. This is more about the shading than anything else. So we're going to add the shading the outline on the right side. Like if you're turning the letter to the laughed and looking on the right side of that letter. So it's almost like a three d effect. We're not going to add a black outline right now. We're just going to do the rainbow a factor. So I'm going to start in order of their rainbow or the color wheel. So will be yellow at the very top. And I'll put the list off the colors that I used on, um, on the attachment to the course. And then I'll do orange. And then I'm going to do a brighter orange well of darker orange, almost red, And then I'm going to jump into the super bright pink, which is the red violet. And then I'm going to a lighter pink. And then I'm gonna go into purple, blue, green and a yellow kind of lemon yellow, so it's like it's almost full circle into the rainbow, and then you start over and I decided to lay all the colors first and then start blending it because I just wanted to be extra careful that I don't carry purple into green or green into purple and that sort of thing. I just being very mindful what fingers I'm using to blend and again. Remember, you do this very lightly. You don't have to rub in and hard into the pavement. There's a lot of chalk, dust or powder left over, and that's where we're gonna use to blend. And if you see that a color almost fate or disappeared because another one took over, you can always go there and add a little bit more pigment. Once you're done, you can kind of like take a step back and see if there's a color that it's over, overpowering the other one and you can fix it. So we did the first layer or the first outline, which is in the right side of the first stroke of the B, and now we're gonna go after we finish this, we're going to go into the curve, and I'm doing this outline again on the right side of the line off the letter. So I'm going to start on, like from what you see right now is the inside of the letter. And once I reached the top of the letter. I'm going to skip over that line and go on the outside of the letter, which means I'm still on the right side of the stroke and you can continue with the same color that you finish to have that, um, smooth transition from one side to the other. So you don't finish in pink at the very top and then jumped to yellow. That wouldn't make much sense if you're following the color wheel or the rainbow order of colors. So I'm just finished with a little bit of like a hint of pink. And then I started with pink again, and I just continue with all the colors that I had in the same order. That lighter pink tends to kind of be overshadowed by the all all the the bright colors that I'm using along with that, So I will just make sure that I go in there at the end. If I see that that pink disappeared, I'll just mix a little bit more. Just put a little bit more, um, you could do your outline as thick or or s then, as you would like. I like the thicker one. Otherwise you're not going to see much of ah ah, rainbow effect. You see a bunch of colors before a full, um, like for a bigger impact of the colors blending nicely together, I will suggest that your outline its thick to make the letter almost three D style. If you notice from time to time, I'm kind of blowing away the chalk, the extra dust or the extra powder. But I'm blowing against um, away from the white so we doesn't contaminate that white part of the letter. So now that I'm done with the older colors, I just I'm just going to go into the white part and just fill in Amy missing little spots that I see on the pavement with that white shock. If you want to something a little sharper, you have the chance to do it right now and then. You can always blend in as well with your fingers to make sure that everything is filled and it looks like a pretty solid color and brings out all the colors of the rainbow as well . So if there's any, if you can always add outline in between the rainbow and the white, like a black one if you want something, you know, on extra, um, embellishment, I would say I'm just going to live the way it is because that's my favorite effect, actually. Well, I hope you enjoyed this affect, and I'll see you on the next video. 8. Class project: I wanted to thank you all for taking the time to take this glass. I hope you had fun that you learn something different, something that you can use for yourself. Or you can just have fun with kids. You're either your kids or your friends, kids and nieces and nephews. Go ahead in, make your art on the sidewalk or on a local park, take a picture and posted in the class project on love to see if you have any questions. Just send me a message. So you so.