Weekend Project: Painted Motif's onto Chalkboards

I came across this rather pretty idea recently from the January issue of Marie Claire Idees Magazine.  Chalkboards, but rather than drawing on them with chalk; these have permanent painted motifs and numbers.  Maybe nice for an address number outside your front door, or for decor inside?

How to:  Find some wood you would like to use - and paint it using chalkboard paint, let dry. Then using the motifs shown here, they enlarged them on a copier to the desired size and then using a white carbon; (I found instructions on how to make your own here), they transferred the image onto the surface and then painted over the image with a fine paintbrush and white paint. But I'm thinking you could also enlarge using a copier to the desired size onto acetate (some copiers will take an acetate in the side feeder) - if not, follow instructions from this video here, and then  cut out the design using an exacto knife, creating a stencil - and then painting it that way.  Whatever the case, inspiration for the weekend.  Have a nice one!  (Photo by Louis Gaillard; Idea by Celeste Bouchayer for Marie Claire Idees Magazine).

Jan Halvarson

13 comments:

janavalachovicova said...

perfect! looks well. looking forward when such a fresh flowers will be available outside...

Amy said...

Cute! I love this idea. It's inspiring me for a blackboard sign at our wedding :)

einfallsReich said...

oh, how cute!!!
have a nice weekend!
all the best
amy ;-)

Niola said...

Nice idea! I love chalkboards

call me debbie said...

Nice project. I must find this chalkboard paint, seems really great!

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Edins House said...

The images are terrific... makes me think of a Victorian era botanicals assignment drawn out for the teacher on a piece of slate. Very charming actually!
Victoria

Where My Heart Is said...

I love this idea. I'm so into chalkboards at the moment, so it's very timely.

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

This is fabulous! I love the look & I just bought transfer paper for $5.oo so Thanks also for the link to DIY it instead.

Niki MyScandinavianHome said...

How lovely! Such s great rainy day project!

vosges paris said...

lovely.. I just wrote about chalkboards in the bedroom this week.. but loving them everywhere ;)

Jan | Poppytalk said...

vosges paris - oh, i'll have to come see!

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Reshma at masalamangomantra.blogspot.com said...

I am having TO DO chalkboard fever!

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