Hi guys! It’s official I have been bitten by the love bug…the love for all things chalkboard that is. Today I’m sharing a Faux Barn Wood Chalkboard Frame tutorial complete with some LOVE-ly Valentine’s Day Chalk art!
I happened upon this technique today during studio cleanup (I’m on day 4). Clearly I keep getting distracted by the cool stuff I’m finding, like this frame. I snagged this frame at a yard sale for a buck a few summers ago (I know I’m a craft hoarder…but see there IS a method to my madness!) It was covered with buttons and gunked up with old yellowed glue but that’s nothing a little Distress Stain can’t fix!
STEP 1: Give frame a light sanding and cover frame with Distress Stain (I used Fired Brick)
*If you are using a fresh frame you may want to throw on a coat of Distress Stain in a brown shade first.
STEP 2: Use a flat tip Water Brush to add grey/green Distress Stain to random areas (I used Iced Spruce). Apply Distress Stain directly to craft sheet.
*TIP* Use a fine detail water brush to add Distress Stain to nooks, crannies and hard to reach areas.
STEP 3: Use a wood grain or Tim Holtz Stripes Layering Stencil with Wendy Vecchi Watering Can Archival Ink on random areas to create the look of weathered wood.
In hindsight probably should have been a little more generous with the sand paper but ah well…we can cover up those old glue spots with some lace!
The Faux Chalkboard art was inspired by Tim Holtz’s 12 Tags of 2014 February Technique. Stop by Tim’s Blog to learn this fun faux chalkboard technique.
*TIP* Use Ranger Perfect Pens with Tim’s Faux Chalk Technique to free hand outlines or your own doodles.
Instead of a tag I used Eileen Hull’s Heart Bag Sizzix Die to cut a big heart out of Matboard. The technique I used to color and stencil my heart is also from Tim’s February Tag.
The Swirly heart in the center is Eileen Hull’s Heart and Label set from Sizzix. I “Put a little love” in my heart by twisting wire over my own handwritten love note.
This is NOT a no frills project by any means. A Valentines Day Faux Chalkboard sign needs lace, and lace it shall have! I think the lace trim really ties everything together don’t you?
It’s like the Dude’s rug in the Big Lebowski. “But like, that’s just my opinion man.”
Does this Faux Barn Wood Chalkboard frame “Put a little love” in YOUR heart and make you want to create a Valentines Day inspired something ? I sure hope so
Have a LOVE-ly day!