Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Chalkboard Frame

Here's a little something I whipped
up in my studio today:
 Do you love it??
I love it!!!
It was simple to make;
I'll show you how.

I started with an open frame.
I've had it for years.
I have many of these.  Random fetish.

Materials List:
Open Frame
Plywood (cut to fit frame)
Chalkboard Paint (black)
Paint Pen (white)
Tracing Paper (to make pattern)
Transfer Paper
E6000 Adhesive

 I flipped it over and measured the opening.

I cut a piece of plywood to fit
the opening.
Measure twice, cut once, right?
It took me three tries to get it right.
That's just how I roll.

 I sanded the rough edge I'd cut,
and painted the plywood with two coats
of black chalkboard paint.

Now for the fun part!
I wanted to "doodle" a monogram
onto the black surface,
and outline it with a white paint pen
for a "permanent" chalkboard design.

I started with a stencil,
and closed the the openings
for my monogram base.

I doodled and sketched until I
liked the monogram design.

I used light-colored transfer paper
and a stylus to get my design onto my
painted plywood piece.

I used a white paint pen to go over
all the transfer lines, and then I added
some more doodles and dots.

I used a bead of E6000 adhesive
along the ledge of my frame
and glued my plywood piece in place.

~ Voila! ~
There you have it!
I'm going to finish off the back with
some kraft paper cut to size.
That way I can add a little inscription to
my gift recipient.

Cute and simple, huh!!
Love it!!

~ Peace and Picture Doodles ~

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