Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Graffiti Chalkboard Easel

Welcome, Graffiti Blog Hoppers!

I created a nifty birthday card chalkboard easel for this month's hop (originating from The Club Scrap Creates Blog).

Front side with BDay Wish
Back side for any-day use.

I used matte board for the easel and that awesome black Chalkboard Paper from the Graffiti Lite Kit. The look and stamping technique is very similar to my Graffiti Chalkboard Paper Techniques Blog from last Thursday, however this easel is a bit larger and made with matte board.

1. Cut two 4-3/4x6-3/4" matte board pieces. I chose this size so it could be mailed in a 5x7" envelope. This easel could even be made from cereal box cardboard. Use a craft knife to remove matte board 1" from bottom and 3/4" from the left and right edges.


2. Stamp two 4x4-3/4" black chalkboard paper mattes with white pigment ink. For more stamping details, refer to Graffiti Chalkboard Paper Techniques. The Spring WOW Flutterbys seemed to be the perfect embellishment.


Flutterbys Flags altered with acrylic paint.
3. Punch two holes on top of matte boards, add eyelets and fasten with string.


4. Punch two holes on bottom of matte boards and fasten with string to serve as a catch.


5. When the recipient's birthday time has passed, she can simply reverse the easel and enjoy the artwork on the other side!



Cathy Gray's The Artful Gamet is your next stop. I'm sure you'll enjoy what she has in store for you.

Thanks for hopping!
Kay

24 comments:

  1. Absolutely a wonderful project and I think a great teacher gift.

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  2. I love all the white on black this month! Thanks for reminding me about those WOW flutterbys

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  3. Practical AND beautiful, Kay! Love it!

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  4. Love your easels Kay! So cute!

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  5. Beautiful, Kay!! Really like how your project fits in a 5x7 envelope--so practical!

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  6. So, so, so cute! Gonna try this. Thanks!

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  7. love your project and the directions!

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  8. Oooh, I love this version Kay - and giving the recipient a choice in which side they like for the day? Fantastic! I have to get those Flutterbys out and play - they are too cute!

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  9. I just love all your easel cards. I also resized one for a A2 size and included it in my workshop next month for some friends, it was to be a 3 card workshop until I saw your kewl idea and had to add it!

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  10. This is a really cute project ~ it would make a super message board too! I'm thinkin' I might have to snag this idea and give it a whirl!

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  11. I love your easel card! I need to try this out too.

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  12. Beautiful card/project idea, Kay. I will definitely have to make this.

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  13. The chalkboard easels are just wonderful (the cards from last week included)

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  14. Such a neat easel! Love the way it can open and show off the art work!

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  15. I like the look of the white ink on the chalkboard. The details make the project. I can feel a "CASE" coming on. TFS!

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  16. I really like this Chalkboard stuff......thanks for sharing.

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  17. Great job, Kay! Love the dragonfly chalkboard!

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  18. Love your mini chalkboards. So cute!

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  19. Thanks so much dear friends! You guys are the best!

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