Can I just say how much I love the amazing people at DecoArt? I’ve been able to work with them quite a few times and I’m amazed at the behind the scenes work they do to create new products for us crafters. Recently they sent me some stuff to play around with, so I’m starting with their new chalkboard medium.
“What is chalkboard medium?” you might ask. Well, it is a coating that you paint over paint and it turns it into chalkboard. Walls, cabinets, doors, terra cotta, metal, and other porous surfaces could work! AMAZING. Seriously. It’s great when you want a specific color or just need a small amount of chalkboard area. Plus, it’s so much smoother than the making your own with grout (like I have done, so I know, trust me). They sent me some colorful paint, but I could only come up with your typical black chalkboard things. The first thing I made was the pot for a cactus plant. This is a Father’s Day gift for my hubby. I used regular ole acrylic paint and then followed the directions to apply the chalkboard coating. Worked perfectly. Then I let my daughter draw all over it.
Then I made another chalkboard tray (see tutorial here). I’ll stash it away to give to someone at Christmas. But again, it worked great and is a lot smoother than the first I made.
Next I’ll have to play around with these other mediums they sent me. Don’t they look fun??? If only there were more hours in a day….. But enough of that, it’s time for you to have a chance to win some of this amazingness from DecoArt, Inc.!!!!!!!!