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« on: August 01, 2013 06:25:33 PM »


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!
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« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2013 04:53:41 AM »

So fun and a great idea. Good luck with the challenge! Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2013 06:39:08 AM »

Thanks for fixing another of my Craftster "oops"  Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2013 07:57:21 AM »

this is REALLY cool!!! gave it "this rocks"  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2013 12:55:35 PM »

So cute!
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« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2013 07:46:15 PM »

What an awesome technique! I definitely want to try this. I love the chalkboard look. Soooo clever!
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« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2013 07:40:20 AM »

You are so clever to come up with this technique; the result is awesome. I especially love that you used powder to imitate chalk dust. Well done!
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« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2013 09:20:23 AM »

The "chalk" looks so real!  Love that 1)you used an old tray ,2)you figured out an alternative to the blackboard, 3)the lettering looks vintage! 4) you made a nice memory piece for the celebration of 10 years!!

Great fun!
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« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2013 06:39:15 PM »

The "chalk" looks so real!  Love that 1)you used an old tray ,2)you figured out an alternative to the blackboard, 3)the lettering looks vintage! 4) you made a nice memory piece for the celebration of 10 years!!

Great fun!

Thanks for all your compliments. 
I'm so glad this contest came up...it gave me a reason to buy some white pens! Wink
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« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2013 06:41:46 PM »

this is REALLY cool!!! gave it "this rocks"  Smiley

Thanks and how exciting...I believe that is my first one   Shocked
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« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2013 06:44:43 PM »

So cute!

Thanks for your kind words! Cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2013 06:48:38 PM »

What an awesome technique! I definitely want to try this. I love the chalkboard look. Soooo clever!

Yes, give it a try!  HINT: don't allow  the baby powder to make you sneeze  Cool
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« Reply #12 on: August 05, 2013 07:05:44 PM »

You are so clever to come up with this technique; the result is awesome. I especially love that you used powder to imitate chalk dust. Well done!

Ha...my inspiration was based on the look I got after applying baby powder to my armpits and then putting on a black tank.  I love happy accidents! Cheesy
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« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2013 01:59:28 AM »

This is such a fab technique...going to hit 'this rocks' ...Very cool & thanks for sharing.   
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« Reply #14 on: August 06, 2013 06:18:53 AM »

This is such a fab technique...going to hit 'this rocks' ...Very cool & thanks for sharing.   
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 Smiley I really appreciate your kind words!
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« Reply #15 on: August 07, 2013 12:57:16 PM »

That is cute!
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« Reply #16 on: August 08, 2013 12:22:44 PM »

Very nice work, I think you did a wonderful job. Good luck!
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« Reply #17 on: August 14, 2013 07:55:51 AM »

This is so cool!  I thought it was a chalkboard at first glance, the powder at the end was a great touch Smiley  Good tip about laying the ruler across to prevent smudges too!
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