Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Scraps of Color DT Project-Altered Easel Chalkboard

Hello Everyone,

Kenya here to share a very quick and easy altered project with you. A few weeks ago, I was walking down the aisle at Michael’s and saw this cut little easel chalkboard! I thought it would make the perfect back to school project. Side note…can you believe fall is here?!?!?!

The first thing I did was tape off the chalkboard portion to prime the paint with Gesso. As you can see, I got a little in the middle (cause I was distracted) but I took care of it by covering it up with a piece of DCWV’s chalkboard cardstock! So make sure you tape off the ENTIRE chalkboard surface and not just the sides!

Once the Gesso dried, I painted the exposed wood with Ivory Folk Art paint. Since it was brighter than the paper I chose (G45’s An ABC Primer) I toned it down with a few dabs of Walnut Stain Distress Ink. I took a pattern from the paper collection and adhered it to the frame of the chalkboard. I did not want to over embellish as I want it to still be functional. I did a little fussy cutting from the collection and added an I Am Roses flower to it and viola…DONE!

I hope you enjoyed today’s project! Pop over to the Scraps of Color Espire Blog for more projects J….Thanks for stopping by, Kenya

Products:
Graphic 45 An ABC Primer, DCWV Chalkboard Cardstock, Chalkboard Easel, Gesso, Folk Art Paint, I Am Roses, Walnut Stain Distress Ink

8 comments:

  1. absolutely DARLING, and I have been DYING to do one of these!!!!! thanks for the inspiration!!!!

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  2. OH Thank You for this!!! I bought a couple of these at Michaels, not sure what I was going to do with them! I was having a mental block, but with your inspiration, I'm going to paint and jazz them up!!! :)

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  3. This is too cute! Now I have to make a trip to Michael's to find some of my own!

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  4. That is Realy Cute !
    will show it to my daughter
    she is Making Christmas Gifts again this year

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  5. This is a really great idea! Love how the project came and I so have to get this paper collection now.

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  6. I saw this a while back, and thought I made a comment on it, I love this project..it is a great back to school gift

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