Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Happy Birthday Crafter's Companion

Hi Everyone,

This week is Crafter's Companion's Birthday.
They are 7 years old:)

And I have a fun project for us to do.

We are going to make our own chalkboard.
This would be great for the kiddos to help
with, and they can hang it on their door
to their bedroom.

This is my Chalkboard:

Let's get stared.

First you will need Plaid Chalkboard paint.
I used a piece of canvas board, but you can use a number of other porous surfaces.
 It is non-toxic
and water based. There are all kinds
of colors and they even have one
that glows in the dark.

Start out with the surface you have chosen.

     Add one coat of paint. Wait one hour.

   Then add another coat, you can add as many as you like, at least two. I used three. wait another hour.

        Then add the last coat and wait 24 hours.

    After the 24 hours, take a piece of chalk and turn it on it's side and rub all over the board. Then wipe off with an eraser or piece of felt cloth.

              And your chalkboard is finished! :)

Then what I did was make a little box with my Ultimate-Crafters-Companion-Tool out of the wonderful Pearlescent-Card Stock
and attach that with a good liquid glue.
I put a strip of glitter paper on the front, and
decorated the board with two of the Fairyopolis Decoupage Characters.
Added some little gems and stamped on
"Especially For You" from the

I added some chalk and a small piece of the eraser in the box, Then wrote on the board
Happy Birthday to Crafter's Companion.
And all done!

I hope you enjoyed the project today.

Thank you so much for stopping by and taking
a look.

And have a scrappy day..

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