Wednesday, September 19, 2012

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! Come back now ya hear 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. Kenya, love it...I can never get up the nerve to alter anything. I really like how easy you made this look, I would have never thought to embellish a chalkboard with a flower. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. This would make a cute easel for of my bonus-grands ~ too cute!



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