Discovered last week that there is such a thing as "chalkboard paint".
You can purchase a small tube for about $5.00. You can paint on glass, rigid plastic, and other surfaces. (Make sure to read the label to be certain that it will adhere to the surface that you're thinking to cover.)
Once you have picked your selected spot -- go for it! You have to apply two coats for it to work well.
I tested the paint out on a plastic jar. It took 24 hours to dry. This morning I tried it out.
Think of all the places you could use this: make a welcome sign, create a play wall in a child's bedroom, make your own message board in the kitchen, leave a note of kindness at your co-worker's desk, use it to label spaces in a classroom, or label everyone's cup at a get-together! Let your imagination run for a bit. Soon, you'll be telling everyone what you have created!
Mother's Day is quickly approaching. Why not create your mom or that special female in your life a greeting card with a hand made greeting card? You can use your regular handwriting or be daring and trying hand lettering*. Yes, I know a dash to the card shop would be easier. But to see each letter created and positioned by you would be much more personal. She'll never forget the extra time you spent working on the gift just for her! (Note: hand lettering can take practice. Okay, okay, so maybe this Mother's Day is too close. If you start now though, you'll be sure to be ready for next year!
* Look at these links for some ideas -- http://handletteringtutorial.com/tips-for-beginning-script/ and http://handletteringtutorial.com/category/hand-lettering-books/
I can end up with extras from most projects that I do. This time was no different:I ended up having a few extra plates and saucers in my possession. This creative mind went to work and thought of how I could make good use of these leftovers. I decided to try my hand at a dessert tier tray. (Since dessert is never far from my mind, this was really not a stretch for me. LOL!) To make the final product, I did have to improvise by inverting dessert cups and hot gluing then to the center of the plate and then the saucer above it. I think the finished product is quite lovely for 20 minutes of fast work!
Hey, it's Debra!
Debra's second art show
in Philadelphia was on
September 30, 2017!
IT WAS TERRIFIC !
Thanks for all the well-wishes and to those who attended!
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