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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Chalkboard Makeover with Simple Stories

 Hello everyone, it`s Tracy here today
{ waving madly at you all }
with a quick chalkboard makeover using -
Aha, are you liking my materials list,hmmmm . . .
 I started with a quick coat of white Acrylic paint and being the impatient type . . . blasted it with my heat tool, I love how it bubbles up and adds texture.
I kinda like the shabby look so out came my Walnut Stain Distress Ink pad and blending tool for a quick rub all around the frame.
Chopped up some pretty papers and fixed in place with a glue stick.
What I adore about Simple Stories collections is the beautiful Teeny tiny bingo cards and page
 which I chopped up and added a few staples too. . .
 . . . next it was time to distress the seam binding with Distress Stain and attaching it in place along with the red rope using my ever trusty glue gun.
I wanted the deeeeelish elements to pop slightly sooooo  . . . I added a little chipboard circle behind a few.
The Maya Road wooden circles I have had in my stash forever and thought it was about time I actually put them to use! 
They worked like a dream on the painted, distressed wood and added that extra little something to this project.
If you haven`t tried them then you neeeed toooo they are AMAZING!!
  If only you could see this in real life . . . sadly my picture taking skills ain`t that great  . . . SORRY!
Well that`s it for me today.
Thank yooou so much for taking the time to look.
Catch you next time around.
Happy crafting

Materials from eP Store -
Tim Holtz Distress Stain - Tumbled Glass
The shop does carry
which would work just as great as the one`s Iused.

14 comments: said...

Hi Tracy,
Love your chalkboard makeover.
We really like Simple Stories here too at Time To Create. So easy to put together quick life stories!

toni said...

Fabulous makeover Tracey and what a good idea. I seriously need one of these ha ha .... Love Toni x

Words and Pictures said...

Such a delicious project - brilliant use of the papers, and it's such fun!!
Alison x

Kim said...

Darling, Tracy! I love those Simple Stories papers and the remnant rubs are just perfect! (Your supply list is fabulous!)

BLockHEad said...

What a great fun idea!

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow Tracy, I love this. You did a fantastic job with the makeover.

Teresa Jaye said...

oh, this is adorable! The papers are perfect, and the remnant rubs are a fabulous finishing touch. Awesome makeover!

Traceyr said...

Fabulous Tracy and what a great project. :)

Glitzzynews blogspot said...

Fantastic............wowwwww great idea luv your list lol xxx

Micki said...

omg, love it. and I totally love your supply list on the board. LOVE it.

Annette Green said...

Tracy, this is such a great project! I love your transformation. Those rubs are indeed perfect on the frame. Love this whole thing!

Marjie Kemper said...

Fabulous! Loving how you listed the supplies below.

Marjie Kemper said...

Fabulous! Loving how you listed the supplies below.

Marjie Kemper said...

Fabulous! Loving how you listed the supplies below.