Chalkboard Art fun

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How about a little chalkboard art fun?

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I started with a small piece of wood from my local craft store that I painted with a layer of gesso. The gesso serves a primer for the chalkboard paint.

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Then I painted 2 coats of chalkboard paint, allowing an hour between coats. There are many different colours of chalkboard paint to choose from but I love this shade of blue from Martha Stewart Crafts.

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Condition the board by lighting rubbing some chalk over the surface.

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I didn’t have any coloured chalk so I used Faber Castell Pitt Pastels with The Crafter’s Workshop Life StripsTCW316.

If you are happy with your design, you can spray a fixative to keep the main design intact and just use the remainder of your chalkboard for your messages. I think it’s a fun project to do for your desk. What do you think?

Cheers,

Yvonne Yam

The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team

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