Good day everyone! Chrissy here with a super simple and easy project that is perfect if you have family members that are constantly “to the winds”. Someone in our family always seems to be off somewhere so I thought this “Scribble” board would be perfect for those quick notes and our constant “one up” word wars, all in good fun, of course.
-An MDF board or anything suitable for use with chalkboard paint (or a chalkboard if you already have one)
–Art Anthology Velvet, Sorbet, and Dimensional Crystal paints
-2 lengths of a thin wood you can easily measure and cut
-Black journaling pen
-Ribbon for hanging
Once you have your supplies, the fun begins! First thing you need to do is paint your board according to the directions on the bottle of chalkboard paint you chose.
Once you’ve completed that and let it dry and cure for the directed amount of time, it’s time to start the frame of your chalkboard. You will need to measure and cut your framing pieces down to fit the board. Be sure to cut and measure each piece individually. My pieces were thin enough that I could cut them with a pair of utility scissors.
Once your pieces are cut, sand any rough edges. Now we are ready for drawing and painting! Bust out your beautiful color of Velvet you chose. I used Limeaid. The velvets are perfect for this project because they are a phenomenal base coat and really soak into the wood beautifully. If you look closely at my photo, you can still see the grain of the wood peeking through the paint.
Be sure to wait until the Velvet has dried completely before moving on to the next step. Good thing they dry quickly because I am impatient! While the paint was drying, hopefully you came up with an idea for your design. I decided this project was perfect to try out zen doodling.
After you have your design sketched onto your framing piece, it’s time to color! I used Fiesta Velvet paint and Dimensional Crystal paint in Blizzard and Mermaid. For the areas that weren’t painted, I used a Sharpie pen. A cool effect I noticed with the Blizzard Dimensional Crystal is that it absorbs the color of the Limeaid Velvet pant for a perfect tone on tone match.
Before gluing your frame to the board, wait for the paint to dry completely. When you are ready to glue, I recommend using wood glue instead of hot glue or quick dry adhesives. The wood glue will dry clear but more importantly, it will let your frame adhere flush with with board as well as give it lasting durability.