Hello! Today, I have a altered project to share. It’s sort of scrapbook in nature as well. There is a video below showing my design process. Chalkboards are such a great trend now. I really like browsing through retail catalogs and seeing framed chalkboards incorporated into kitchens and offices. When I saw Jenni Bowlin’s Chalkboard Easel, I just had to have it. I was not quite sure if I would just write on it or so something special. So, instead of using the chalkboard easel for its obvious intended use, I chose to make it a photo display – sort of like a three dimensional picture frame, but with that dusty black chalkboard paint as a backdrop.
The photo I used was taken by Naomi Chokr in September. It is one of my favorite pictures from the session.
Since rearranging my craft space, I moved a larger table that was already in my studio to create an “L” workspace. Now, I have two working surfaces and a lot more space that allows me to display a few fun things, like this chalkboard easel!
I added a patterned paper banner and embellished it with buttons from Papertrey Ink. Here, you can also see how I distressed (sanded) the painted frame. The original frame is a cherry wood color. See the video below on how I altered it.
Don’t ask me what I was thinking when I stamped “2012!” The photo was taken in 2011.I’ll have to change the date later. This lets you see a mistake in action! It’s an easy fix. I’ll just swap the mini tab out with a new stamped one.
I really like the size of ATCs, so I thought they would be fun to add as a layered embellishment. I tucked one inside of a mini bag and journaled some sweet words with a Sharpie marker. I just love how it can tuck away into the bag.
Below, you can view the video or click here to hop over to YouTube.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Enjoy your Wednesday and take care.