I love Kristin’s Tag project from last week, very classic and clean. I decided to add a bit more color to my Tag to fit into a special nook to leave notes.
I’ve been having lots of fun with Chalkboard Paint lately. Guess I like the idea of making a note or reminder for the family, then erasing it for the next one. The Tag Plaque is a new item for Walnut Hollow and a very on-trend design so putting these two ideas together – a Tag Chalkboard – just seemed like a great thing to do!
The easiest way to go about making this project is to basecoat the top of the Tag Plaque first with the chalkboard paint. I used a large flat brush to apply one coat, waited an hour, then applied the second coat. Make sure you read the instructions on the bottle of chalkboard paint that you are using and follow the manufacturers instructions – they are not all the same. For this project, I used Martha Stewart’s Black Chalkboard Paint.
While I waited for the first coat to dry, I used a medium flat brush to paint the decorative edge of the Tag – I choose DecoArt American Indian Turquoise to compliment the Que Sera Sera paper from K & Company. I know, I know……I keep using this paper, but I’ve told you before that it’s my favorite!
Once the 2nd coat is down, you will need to wait for 24 hours so the paint is dry, cured, and ready to be used. During that wait, prepare the paper by using a trimmer to cut it the width and length you would like. Mine was trimmed to 2 ½” x 8 ½”. I used a Fiskars paper edger punch for the decorative edge on the paper. You can cut the three pieces of ribbon approximately 12” each.
Once the 24 hour wait is over, prepare the chalkboard surface (as directed in the instructions) by rubbing the side of a piece of chalk all over the chalkboard paint and wipe the dust off with a soft cloth. This rubbing prepares the surface for using and reusing it with chalk.
To finish the Tag Chalkboard, use Tombow MONO Multi Liquid Glue or MONO Aqua Glue to adhere the paper to the bottom and tie the ribbon through the hole at the top of the Tag.
Now you are ready to leave notes and reminders for your family……a fun, fast and easy project for your home!