Altered Chalk Board

Hi everyone! Robbie here today sharing an Altered Chalkboard that I came up with. I am loving the chalkboard craze lately and I couldn’t resist this little chalkboard that was done as an easel. I’ve seen these in several places, but this one I picked up at World Market.

Altered Chalk Board by Robbie Herring for 3 Birds Design

The first step before you start to decorate your chalkboard is the scallops that are painted on the chalkboard. I used a Sharpie paint pen to paint these. Super quick and easy.

DESIGNER TIP | Don’t worry about perfection! Just go for it! You will see that mine aren’t perfect. For a chalkboard, I actually liked the look. Odds are that the writing on a chalkboard won’t be perfect either! It’s more about the overall effect.

Altered Chalk Board by Robbie Herring for 3 Birds Design

To cover the base, I cut strips of the black polka dot paper to the width of each of the sides. I cut the pink striped paper 1/2 inch wider than the width of the black and punched all the edges using my Fiskars scalloped border punch.

Glue the pink first and then layer the black over the top.

Use the left-over black pieces to cover the legs of the easel.

Be sure to cut the chalkboard tray pieces, too.

Altered Chalk Board by Robbie Herring for 3 Birds Design

Next up is the fun part! Decorating!! Of course, being a flower lover, I went with quilled roses for the main element of my embellishing. I added a little banner from the layered sticker sheet, a few punched flowers and I was ready to finish this little chalkboard.

Altered Chalk Board by Robbie Herring for 3 Birds Design

Because I will actually use this, I wanted to make sure that I had chalk actually included with it. I’m not a fan of the way chalk feels in my hand, so I added a bit of paper around it. I also liked the way this looks and adds a bit more decoration to the project.

DESIGNER TIP | Use really strong glue to adhere the paper around the chalk. Glue to the chalk first. Let dry. Roll and glue it closed.

Thanks for stopping by to take a peek at my project!
Robbie

SUPPLIES | Midday Medley 12 x 12 Paper and Vellum Pad, Midday Medley 3D Embellishment Kit, Graceful Season 12 x 12 Premium Paper PadGraceful Season 6×6 Premium Paper Pad, Graceful Season Sticky 3D Embellishment KitGraceful Season Quilled Cardmaking Kit

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