This is one project that definitely won’t be going in the Abandoned Art box… I’ll be hanging this one above my craft desk. Not because it is a fantastic project.. but because it has sentimental value! Cheers Easy is something my brother used to say. Steve at Crafting Ability sent me a sample of the new Slate chalkboard vinyl to play with and I had been sitting on it waiting for the right project to come along. It’s like the original Black Chalkboard vinyl that you can find on Cohas.com ( formerly known as Ziggyboard which you may have seen on various projects on the blog ).. but this one is a deep rich gray color and has a slight sating texture to it….and I am loving it.
The Cohas chalk vinyls cuts like a dream, clean up really nice and easy, so fabulous for signage which needs to be updated… but it’s also great for people like me who can’t do cursive or fancy writing. This particular one is just done with rubber stamps and chalk paint, but you may have seen in previous posts where I have run this vinyl through my Cricut Explore and written and drawn on it using Gelly Roll Pens, chalk pens and such.
Anyway… the ArtMinds metal plaque was a clearance item at one of my local Michaels.. under $3, I buffed the ornate edges with a DecorArt metallic Lustre Wax called “Black Shimmer” also on clearance at the same store…. that was $3.99 a pot and I picked up 6 pots in various colors. Cut to size a piece of the Slate Chalkboard vinyl and applied that
… then popped on one of my favorite KennyK images from last year “Old time Bartender”. He is colored with a mix of Chameleon Pens, Zig Kurecolor and Tim Holtz distress pens by Ranger. I did him as a Print & cut on my Cricut Explore. with the intention of making him a 3D decoupage image.. but decided to go with a single layer in the end.
Fun quick little project for anyone needing customizable signage..or just a fun piece of wall decor.
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