Friday, January 10, 2014

Graffiti Chalk Board Art

I spend a ridiculous amount a lot of time on Pinterest. I enjoy the eye candy and getting inspired to make different projects. I saw this project the other day:

Pin found here.
I liked the graphic nature of it, but if I used something like this for my grocery list, I'd run out of room fast!

I decided to put my own twist on the project and whipped up the little clipboard/chalkboard below. Being the creative person I am, I thought it would be a cool way to display my artwork du jour.


I started with a clipboard from the Dollar Store and painted it with two coats of black chalkboard paint. After the chalkboard paint dried, I stamped the word "Art" and the arrow images using the Graffiti Unmounted Rubber stamps and white acrylic paint. (Remember to clean the acrylic paint off of your stamps right away!) Once that was dry, I chose several colors of neon dabbers to color in the artwork. I squeezed a small pool of ink dabber onto scrap paper, then used a fine tip artist's brush to color in the fine details. The doodle edge detail was hand-drawn with a white chalk marker.

Now I have a FUN-ctional way to display my ever-changing favorites!

Creatively yours,
Karen

25 comments:

  1. That's really cute! How big is it?

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    1. It's a standard size clipboard . . . could probably get at any office supply store . . . approximately 9 x 12" maybe? (It's at home--I'm at work) ;-)

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  2. It looks like it is a pretty standard size clipboard judging by the size of the word ART. 8.5x11 maybe, Love it Karen! what a creative way to display your art.

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  3. That is awesome, Karen! Great project!!!

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  4. Very cute! TFS!

    Bossann

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  5. Great idea, Karen! Love your twist on it!

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  6. Nicely done Karen! Love that you took "Pinspiration" and made something you would use in your crafty space. I really like the final product!

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  7. Great project Karen, like how you changed it up.

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  8. Wonderful idea,Karen! Great artwork.

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  9. So fabulous! I am stealing this idea immediately!

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  10. Like this a lot. The blob/drip looks great in neon pink. I love that stamp - it gives legitimacy to my messes.

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  11. Great project and I liked your crossed out words.....I feel the same way ;-)

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  12. This is cool! I may combine the two ideas and attach a shopping list tablet. What good is a list if you can't take it with you? (or forget, which is usually the case...)

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  13. 2 Funny this is what I was going to do for the blog hop this month. I love how yours turned out.
    Cathy

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  14. Great project! I can see making one for each child--to write reminders and to clip permission slips, checks, etc.--putting names at the bottom where you put "Art." Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Love it! Did you have to seal the stamped part or was that permanent ?

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    1. I figured the acrylic paint and neon inks should be fairly permanent. I haven't sealed it with anything yet because I still want to be able to write on the chalkboard part. We'll have to see how it holds up!

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  16. Love this idea, Karen! I'm copying it as sonn as I get my Graffiti UMs!

    Linda S

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  17. I always love finding new ways to display art and change it without trouble. Great idea!

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