Considering EVERY ten year anniversary is a BIG event, I wanted to create a plaque commerating the Craftster milestone!
I adore chalkboard artists (especially Dana Tanamachi) but do not possess the talent to carry it off. After lots of experimentation I discovered a suitable alternative that does not require chalk, a chalkboard or for that matter talent!
I covered the interior of a tin plated serving tray with black contact paper to serve as the "chalkboard". I then created a stencil of the wording in contrasting (green) contact paper and centered it on the "chalkboard".
Using a white TOTE-MARKER as the "chalk", (distributed by MARVY UCHIDA Company - - and reminds me of white liquid shoe polish but in a handy pen applicator), I colored in the stencil lettering.
After removing the stencil, my "oops" were cleaned up and a yardstick was laid across the tray to prevent my hand from smearing lettering as I added a perimeter of dots as highlights
While I was satisfied with the appearance, something was missing. I decided to take a make-up brush and lightly applied baby powder to give it a dusty look.
I'm really excited about this technique and plan on creating something similar for an upcoming wedding anniversary gift!