Farmhouse Chalkboard

100_7425Today’s project showcases one of the Mix The Media Chalkboards available in the Cropstop store! There are three sizes available and they’re great for: photo frames, message boards or as a decorative mixed media piece. I chose to decorate mine in a farmhouse style.

100_7415To begin with, I used a white paint marker and drew a frame all the way around my chalkboard. Across the bottom I added a some Petaloo lace from the Teastained Red set and the Cream Burlap Trims set. A decorative wooden button adorns the center of the twine bow.  Next, I printed a sheep (from Graphics Fairy) on coffee stained paper and added a mini clothespin. I cut a tag (using the Sizzix Tags die) and distressed the edges with ground espresso distress ink and the ink applicator.  I decorated the tag with a beautiful burlap flower (Petaloo) and vellum “14” from the Tim Holtz Thrift Shop Ephemera pack.

coffee stained paperHere’s how I make coffee stained paper —

Supplies: Typing Paper, Instant Coffee, Water, Paint Brush

Step One: Dissolve 3 tsp. instant coffee in 1 cup hot water

Step Two: Paint side one of your typing paper with coffee and allow to dry in the hot sun

Step Three: Paint the second side and allow to dry

Step Four: Return to side one and add some coffee stains in the center of your paper and allow to dry

Step Five: Iron paper (without steam) on both sides to flatten

100_7424I’d love to see how you use your paper-crafting supplies and skills to decorate your home so stop by the CURRENT CHALLENGE and link up your creativity that uses products from companies carried by Cropstop! Happy Crafting!






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4 Responses to Farmhouse Chalkboard

  1. This is super cute! Love that primitive sheep image!

  2. Becca Yahrling says:

    This is awesome! I need one just like this with a rooster for my kitchen décor. 🙂

  3. that is so cool, love the country feel to it. I have never stained my paper, I have stained my fabric with tea, will have to give this a try 🙂

  4. Gail Scott says:

    How fabulous is this creation! So lovely TFS

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