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Halloween Chalkboard

Hi everyone!  Nancy here today to share with you a bit of Halloween decor, but don't worry if you don't have the supplies, this technique will work for any special occasion.

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I love the look of chalkboard art.  But some of the tutorials seem so difficult, and my handwriting skills are often somewhat lacking.  So I came up with this super simple way to get the look without all the fuss.  All you need is one with a one of Clear Scraps Clear Craft Sheets, these sheets can be easily cut to size and shape, a white paint marker, and a printed graphic.

Step 1:  Print the desired graphic onto paper.  

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Step 2:  Place Clear Craft Sheet over image and trace with your paint pen.  Clear Scraps sheets are crystal clear so you can easily trace your design.

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All that is left is creating our background.

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Step 3:  Chalk black cardstock.  I dropped an eraser onto my cardstock a number of times and then rubbed it in.

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I wouldn't draw with the chalk directly onto the cardstock as that might be harder to smooth out to give you the 'chalkboard" finish.

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That's it.  Place your acrylic sheet into a frame, place the "chalkboard" behind it and you are done!  

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Just think of all the fun "chalkboards" you can make.



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