I found a beautiful chalkboard frame at my local craft store for 50% off! I love to chalk and hang boards all around my home. I knew I had to have this one. The only problem was – it was white and I needed it to go with my coffee bean walls and accent wall in palm green. I did not want it to match perfectly (what is the fun in that, right?). I just wanted it to flow well, yet create a focal point that caused onlookers to think “Wow! That is amazing!”. So I chalked my image and then it was time to alter the frame.
I painted the entire frame with Rustic Glam and let it dry making sure I pounced my paint brush in all the crevices.
It really was gorgeous on its own and I almost stopped; however, I wanted to take it up a notch and really make it shine!
I used a dry brush technique to apply the Jade Paint. I did not want a complete color coverage. I just wanted to bring out the details. I loaded up my brush with Jade and brushed as much as I could off on my craft mat. It is important for the brush to be almost dry. You can always go back and add more color, but you can’t remove it.
With a light touch, I quickly painted over the entire frame.
It is crucial that you use the ever so light touch. Too much of a heavy hand will lead to paint spots on your project.
I repeated this process until I got the desired outcome.
To soften the frame, I went over it with Rose Gold Color wash making sure I covered the entire surface.
I let it dry before I found its home.
I absolutely love the outcome and debating on making the chalked image permanent. Luckily, I can do that at any time. My family thinks I will be bored with it in a month and is encouraging me to wait before sealing it. The good news is if I keep the image or erase it that frame is there to stay!
Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!