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Let's have fun with a chalkboard....a short tutorial


Chalkboard-art-by-Yvonne-Yam-for-The-Crafter's-Workshop

I'm currently obsessed with this blue chalkboard paint from Martha Stewart. If you follow my Facebook Fan Page, you would have seen the chair and box I painted... [yes, I share some of my home decor projects on my Facebook Fan Page...]. I also made this cute little chalkboard for my desk. :)


I started out with a piece of wood from the art store.  Then I applied a coat of gesso.


When that dried, I applied two coats of Martha Stewart chalkboard paint, allowing one hour between coats according to the instructions on the bottle.


Then I prepped the surface by running a chalk over it.


Next I used The Crafter's Workshop stencil with some Faber Castell Pitt Pastels. You can use chalk here but I find the pencils much easier to use. Once you are happy with your design, you can spray a fixative over the surface. 

Super fun and easy project! 


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17 comments:

Hussena said...

Wow !! What a totally fun and a beautiful home decor project and its in my fave color blue :) ...Love the stencilled detail you have added to it!! ..Thanks for the tutorial :)

Shalu said...

So Lovely yyam...Like this lil blue board with stenciled detail on it with pencil colors..!! TFS :)

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Loved it ! Specially the color brings instant freshness !

Caz said...

I've never used chalkboard paint before but it looks like so much fun!!

Heather McMahon said...

Oh how clever! I don't blame you for loving that chalkboard paint - it's gorgeous!

Lizzyc said...

That is a pretty color for a chalk board, I just thought you could only have black!!

Lizzy Hill said...

A fun, fabulous & useful creation! Can't beat that, eh???!!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhh I love love love this! LOVING the colors and that paint looks FUN!!!!!

~amy~ said...

Super CUTE project, love it.

Cindy deRosier said...

Super cute! I've seen black and olive green chalkboard paints, but I didn't know MS had such a pretty blue!

Karon said...

This is so cool - what a fab idea! TFS

Lisa said...

I have some chalkboard paint that I haven't used yet...you have inspired me!! Love this!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Annette Allen said...

yay for Chalkboard paint.. I love this..

Annette Allen said...

yay for Chalkboard paint.. I love this..

Linda R said...

Well it looks like you had some fun with this.. It look fabulous.

Hugs, Linda
My Happy Place

Audrey Pettit said...

That is SO fun! Absolutely love your chalkboard creation done up in that pretty pastel blue!

Ashley Horton said...

This is great Yvonne! Such an awesome project!!

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