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.
I chose not to add a design using chalk to my project, but think it would be cool if you added polka dots or a large arrow pointing to a photo or a journaling component.
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.