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

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


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

  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!!! :)

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

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

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

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