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The BEST Stencil Trick Ever!

The BEST Stencil Trick Ever!

I love stencils…but sometimes I’m a little sad when my paint coverage turns out a little blotchy or streaky from brush strokes. Want to know a way to get rid of brush strokes and bad coverage for your stencil projects? Easy! Don’t use a brush! […]

How to Paint Perfect Lettering

How to Paint Perfect Lettering

Ever try to create a painted sign, only to end up with squiggly, ugly lettering? Sign artists use rulers and lines to create cool lettering, but use this trick, and your handpainted letters and signs will look professional every time! What you’ll need: Saral Transfer […]

Make Painted Herb Pots

Make Painted Herb Pots

Check out this really cool and simple idea for making “faux” chalkboard painted pots idea on Crafts By Amanda!

 

How To Make Your Own Chalkboard Paint

You can buy chalkboard paint in green or black, but why limit yourself to those scholastic-y colours? Maybe you want to make a chalkboard wall in the kitchen for a family communication center, or maybe you're making a kids' art table like this… …and it would be fun to use a colour other than black or green. So get a quart size can of flat paint in any shade you like (I used Olympic Premium Zero VOC because it dries in an hour, has no odour and carries a lifetime warranty) and pour the amount of paint you'll need into a separate container. Then add unsanded grout powder (available in the tile aisle) with the ratio of 1 rounded tablespoon of unsanded grout to 1 cup of flat paint. Stir it up well and then roll out 2 or 3 coats on the surface you want to transform into a chalkboard. You can use a hair dryer to speed up the drying time if you're rushed. Cool eh?

New Martha! All Purpose Craft Stencils and Paints

Chalkboard, glow in the dark, glitter, (and a ton of other) paints in different colors that can be used on glass, wood, fabric, and more! Love!!! Also crazy about their new giant wall stencils – so many design possibilities!