Imitating Chalkboard Writing with Paint

Imitating Chalkboard Writing with Paint
Hope you had an awesome Easter and so glad that Spring is finally here! It's the last Thursday of the month which means it's time for another "Project Challenge". This month the item up for challenge is "CHALK PAINT".  The old fashioned black chalk board paint. This time I kept it simple…

I started out with a wood charger that I thrifted… (I found several actually) and as you can see from the one on the left, it was in desperate need of some touching up. One coat of "Waverly" black chalk paint bought at Walmart was all it needed to freshen it up. Now the base for the faux chalk board writing was ready...

I had been wanting to make a sign for my home with this saying for a while... so I designed it on my Silhouette Designer program. I wanted to make sure that I could vary the size of the stencil to fit any sized round charger to make signs for an upcoming craft show.

I used dollar store shelf liner to cut out the stencil with my Silhouette Cameo machine and then transparent shelf liner to transfer it to the plate.

The lip on the charger made it a little difficult to adhere and keep down. But I simply started at one end and held it down as I went along.

Using some inexpensive white acrylic craft paint I used a makeup sponge and small lid to dab the paint on and off onto the stencil to get the look of chalkboard writing.

Try to have very little on the end of the sponge and dab lightly until all of the lettering is filled.

Remove the stencil as soon as you are done being careful not to smudge the paint. I used a black sharpie to fill in the small spots that filled in when I stencilled.

Once dried you could probably use some fine grit sand paper to soften the edges and make the lettering look even more like sandpaper. Being the last minute worker that I am, daylight was a burning so I didn't get the opportunity to do so. Don't forget to seal it. I will probably use a matte varnish by the same "Waverly" brand.

I have a few more to finish for my upcoming craft show. I hope I sell as many as I make.

Make sure to click on the links below to check out what my creative blogging friends have come up with for this month's challenge...


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Vintage Inspiration Party @ My Salvaged Treasures
Dream Create Inspire @ Refresh Living
Swing into Spring @ DIY by Design
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Homemade and Handcrafted @ Redo It Yourself
Creative Spark @ Two Purple Couches
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Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson
Home and Garden Thursday @ A Delightsome Life
Share Your Style @ The Vintage Nest
Treasure Hunt Thursday @ From My Front Porch to Yours

Brag Worthy Thursday @ Bless'er House
Think and Make Thursdays @ Little Red Brick House
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Simple and Sweet Fridays @ Rooted In Thyme
The Inspiration Gallery @ craftberry bush
Creativity Unleashed @ Practically Functional
Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home
the weekend retreat @ AKA Design
Inspiration Friday @ The Painted Drawer

A morning Cup of Joe @ The Cottage Market
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Saturday Sparks @ Pieced Pastimes
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  1. Lucy this came out really nice.

  2. So elegant. And I never would have guessed how you started out with the materials. Love it, Lucy!

  3. This is one of my favorite pieces you've ever made. The use of a charger is genius. And the paint looks just like chalk. As're amazing.

  4. Lucy, I love the tutorial....I have a cricut but have not been investing the time to see what all I can do with a machine like that!!! Super project....

  5. I love the design!! This is wonderful. You used the method I love the best for making my signs. I super duper love this!! ;)

  6. So pretty Lucy:) I love chalkboard art!

  7. Super cute!! And a brilliant idea for someone like me who doesn't like her hand lettering!!! 😉 now I just need a silhouette...😄

  8. Love this! And enjoying all the other creative ideas too! Thanks for sharing at Brag About It! Pinned to share.

  9. What a fun project, Lucy! I love the chalkboard look and the saying. Great job!
    Thank you for sharing this week at Brag About It link party on VMG206 (Mondays at Midnight).
    ~ Megin of VMG206

  10. Love love love this, Lucy! Thanks for sharing! XO