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Chalkboard art is all the rage! They might as well rename Pinterest into www.chalkboardartinspirationthaticant’getenoughof.com because that is where all of the awesome Chalkboard Art projects go to live a long and fruitful life. The only problem with creating awesome chalk art is a steady hand and an extreme amount of patience is required to achieve an awe-worthy, Bible verse inspiring, piece of artwork. Insert the new Chalkboard Paint from Martha Stewart Crafts®. No talent required!
This week has been busy with me sorting through and laundering mounds and mounds of hand-me-down baby clothes in preparation for baby #2’s arrival. One way for me to feel a sense of control amidst the clothing chaos was to make some DIY closet dividers for Shepherd’s miniature wardrobe.
Martha Stewart Crafts® has an sweet new line of water based Chalkboard Paints and Erasable Liquid Chalk as well as Adhesive Silkscreens allowing anyone the ability to easily create gorgeous, custom chalk art for your home.
For this project you will need:
Martha Stewart Crafts ® 2oz Erasable Liquid Chalk in White
Martha Stewart Crafts ® Adhesive Silkscreens – I used the Carolyna Script Alphabet
Martha Stewart Crafts ® MultiSurface Chalkboard Paint in Ink
4 Wooden Boards – found at Michael’s in the woodworking area
First paint your wooden boards with the MultiSurface Chalkboard Paint. This was my first time to use Martha’s Chalkboard Paint and it was smooth like buttah and dried quickly.
Next, cut out the letters you will need from the Adhesive Silkcreen. The silkscreens are much like a stencil that has netting where the stenciled cutout would normally go. This allows for the Liquid Chalk to absorb and create highly detailed painted designs on fabric, wood, and even glass.
Since the silkscreens have an adhesive back it was easy to stick the letters to the chalkboard and not worry about them moving out of place.
Using the Erasable Liquid Chalk I pounced it onto the silkscreen. Erasable Liquid Chalk is more durable and long-lasting than regular chalk. It applies like a paint, doesn’t smudge, and washes away with a damp sponge. I really loved the pouncer applicator which made the whole project quick and easy.
After my pouncing my first board I immediately lifted up the silkscreen only to smudge my project. Lesson learned: allow your freshly pounced liquid chalk to dry for about 5 minutes before lifting up the silkscreen.
Drill two holes and tie your jute twine through.
I labeled my closet dividers by infant clothing sizes but you could also labels these as sweaters, t-shirts, jackets, etc. Or if you are really taking your closet organization seriously you could also label your dividers by clothing color and label them green, yellow,Gold-lamé , jet black, and whatever other colors your clothes need to be organized by.
I might make some for my closet since my husband is in charge of laundry (be jealous!) and tends to hang my clothes in weird places. Plus, this would be a great way for school aged and high school kids to (try) and keep their closets nice and tidy.
Jump on the Chalkboard Art bandwagon and create professional looking art with Martha Stewart Crafts® Chalkboard line available at Michael’s!
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