Fall Chalk art tutorial with free template and printable art

September 15th, 2014

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To create this fall chalkboard art, you’ll need to find or create a chalkboard. You can use Chalkboard paint to do this, or find an existing chalkboard.

You’ll also need chalk. I use regular chalk, but you could also use a chalk marker, though the effect isn’t quite the same.

With regular chalk, I sharpen my sticks with a utility knife.

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Then I print out my template, cut to size. (design template available as a free download at the end of this post).

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To transfer the design to your chalkboard, turn over the template to the blank side, and rub the side of a piece of chalk all over the paper. Once the paper is all chalked turn it over and place it where you want it on your chalk board. Then you’ll need to use some sort of stylus – a pencil, embossing tool, ball-point pen etc. to trace over the word art.

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When your finished, your chalkboard should look something like this:

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Use your sharpened chalk to fill in the traced areas and recreate the word art on your chalkboard.  Here is what my final chalkboard looks like:
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If you want to keep your chalk art from erasing, you can use a fixative to protect the chalk. Do not do this step if you want to re-use the chalkboard later.

And here you can see my chalkboard with the rest of my fall decor. Check out my Fall Buffet Decor post and my Hydrangea Topiary post to see the rest of the projects!

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 Here is the free download for the chalk art template (click image below to begin download):

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If you don’t want to re-create the chalk art, I created a color version of the template that you can print and frame! (click image below to begin download)theprojectgirl-artprint Click on the images above to download a PDF of my chalk art template and printable art. The downloadable PDFs in this article (and across my entire site) is free for personal use only. If you would like to blog about this free download, please accompany any images from my site with a credit and link back to this article. As a courtesy please do not link directly to a downloadable file but rather to this page. Also since you’ve made it this far, please follow me on facebook and instagram so you can find me again! And don’t forget to tell your friends!

To see my entire library of free downloads visit my Free Downloads page

 

DIY Patchwork Table Runner with Lost & Found Christmas

September 8th, 2014

Christmas Fabric week on The Project Girl! I asked several other bloggers and sewests to use their amazing talents to create projects using my Lost & Found Christmas fabric from Riley Blake Designs. Each day this week, I’ll be posting their amazing projects, so check back often and Pin away! 

Hi, I’m Amy and I blog at The Happy Scraps. I love sharing DIY Home Decor, Paper Crafts, & Sewing Projects. When Jen, The Project Girl, asked me if I would like to make something out of her new line of fabric, Lost & Found Christmas, I jumped at the chance! This fabric is SO Yummy!! The colors are deep and rich, and I love the contrast that the black adds to it. Today, I’m going to share a tutorial with you on how to make your own table runner like mine.

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Start off by choosing the fabrics that you want to use. I picked a few of the patterns in all the colors they come in. Press your fabric.

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Big Craft Giveaway – Washi Tape

September 5th, 2014

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A Washi Tape giveaway today on my blog PLUS… I’m adding a “GRAB BAG” to this giveaway – could be some of my fabric, paper, maybe a few 6×6 pads… you’ll just have to enter and see if you win, but that’s not all… there’s more! This is part of a BIG crafty giveaway with 15 other bloggers, each with their own awesome giveaways!

Some of us are giving away our extra supplies to make room for more, and some are giving away gift cards! You just need to click on their pictures below to get to all of the other fabulous giveaways…but be sure to enter the Rafflecopter for MY GIVEAWAY!

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Enter here to win my Washi Tape and GRAB BAG. All you have to do to ENTER TO WIN is use the Rafflecopter below….and then make sure to go to the other 15 blogs below and enter the giveaway posted there as well. In one week we will all be picking a winner from each of our sites….so make sure to head over and enter them all!  Must live in the U.S. to be eligible to win. Be sure to scroll down to the bottom of this post to see my other current giveaway and sale!

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Who doesn’t want adorable washi tape?? And here are the other bloggers, click on their images to see what each of them is giving away:

 

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Also there is still a few days left to enter my Cricut Explore Giveaway:

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And TODAY through SUNDAY ONLY (Friday, Sept 5th, 2014 – Sunday Sept 6th) I’m having a flash sale on my Etsy shop. Art Prints are By One Get One Free – including my GOLD FOIL prints!

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