Not a card from me this week, but a little project I made to celebrate the launch of the gorgeous Floral Chalkboard Collection. I love a project; it means that you can mix and match to the max and you just know all the composite parts of the collection will work together. So I created my own little pen and notepaper storage unit. Here it is:
This is how I did it:
Firstly I got my chalk paints out and achieved the crackle effect on my greyboard that came with the kit. One layer at a time, black, then the crackle glaze, then the pink, allowing drying time between each layer.
I didn’t want to cover the whole board with the paper so I adapted this gorgeous sheet of A4 to keep the corner pattern:
I stuck the new reduced rectangle over the board and added the corner feature over it using glue, trimming the overhang.
Next, I started constructing!
I followed my own template for making the half pen pot out of the crate die-cuts ( See my great Outdoors Drawers!) as it was a mini project I’d enjoyed so much and I thought how cool it would be to decorate it with bows. So I did!
I also wanted to make a box that I could attach to the front in which to store a note pad and maybe business cards, so I made myself a template which you can access by clicking on Template Note holder You might just see from the picture below, it has split sections inside, with a tab of card placed just as you might divide up an exploding box.
I positioned my two pieces on the patterned front of the notice board – note I haven’t attached it to the pink back board yet. This is because I wanted to secure them with brads, as they will be weight bearing, however light, and I didn’t want them to rely on tape alone.
You can see here that the brads give that extra guarantee that the two ‘containers’ won’t fall off under pressure.
Then I used every sticky substance I had to attach this to the main back board! A combination of extra tacky glue, red tape and anything else I could get my hands on!
All that remained, then, was to get busy decorating. I selected my letters from the bunting sheet and made some words up: ‘Just a note’ and ‘pens’, and inked round the edges in black to bring them out a little.
Flowes, bows, and some perfectly matched twine…not forgetting a few drops of Liquid Pearls and Stickles…
I also went round the edge of the board with a Promarker to even up the painting.
Lastly I made up my own little notepad and made a wrap with one of the border strips with the kit, determined as I was to include a bit of everything!
So there’s my little project! Something like this would make a great gift or addition to your kitchen or craft room.
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Thanks for reading and enjoy playing with your Floral Chalkboard papers!