For the first one I used Coral Isle. I really liked the look of the raw wood around the edges, so I used painter's tape before spray painting. After a few thin and even layers of spray paint (and letting it dry, of course), I roughed it up a bit with a nail file (or sand paper if you're classy) just so it wasn't so shiny. I then painted the word Patience with white & a grey outline.
|Wrap 3M tape around the edges & fold|
|Spray a thin, even layer|
|After two thin coats|
|After three thin coats: perfect!|
|Roughed up a bit & with a thin layer of acrylic white|
|Beginning outlines of grey|
|& voila... with a little patience (ha) you're finished product will be dry in no time|
For the second I used Chalkboard spray paint from Krylon (my first experience with this stuff & I am hooked). No better time to use this stuff than August when it's back to school time!
Apply a few thin, even layers allowing time to dry in between
After a few coats, let it dry for 24 hours. Then use the side of a piece of chalk and rub the entire surface of the chalk board. Erase with a felt eraser (or your fingertips) & then you're free to write/draw/create!
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