- Walnut Hollow® Thin Modern Plaque
- Die Cuts With a View Chalkboard Scrapbook Paper
- Bistro Chalk Marker™
- Simplicity Trim
- Tombow Stamp Runner
- Tombow Power Adhesive Tabs
- Beacon Gem-Tac Adhesive
- Prima Flowers
- Buttons Gallore and More Buttons
- Krylon Ballet Slipper/Catalina Mist Spray Paint
- White Chalk Stick
- Cup Hooks
I designed this Modern Plaque Chalkboard project for Walnut Hollow’s Make-and-Take at CHA back in January. It was a big hit! I will share pictures from our booth at the end of the post. This project was really easy to make. I started by sanding the Thin Modern Plaque and spray painting it with Krylon Spray Paint. I used Ballet Slipper on half of the plaques and Catalina Mist on the other half.
I conditioned chalkboard paper with the regular chalk and wiped off the excess with a paper towel. Then I cut the paper to fit onto the modern plaque (about 3″ x 5″) in the center of the plaque. I glued it down using a Tombow Stamp Runner.
I added the trim around the chalkboard- cutting it down using the edges of the chalkboard as a guide for the length needed. I glued down the trim using Beacon Gem-Tac Adhesive. It will dry clear!
Once the Chalkboard Paper and Trim were in Place I was ready to add the floral and button embellishments! I used Tombow Power Adhesive Tabs to attach the Prima flowers and the Buttons Galore and More buttons to opposite corners of the chalkboard.
To write my message on the chalkboard, I first drew it out with some white chalk. It comes off easier than the Chalk ink because it does not need water. Then I traced over the design with the chalk ink pen.
Finally I added a screw hook. The basswood is soft- you can just push the screw into the wood then turn. It will go in easily.
Here are some finished pieces from our CHA booth!
Last week we went to Madison Mingle in Madison, Wisconsin to show the participants how to make the same project! It was really fun to work with card makers- and we got to make some cards too!
Now go forth and make your chalkboard!