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Chalkboard Desk Calendar

By: Kirsten Jones
Stay on top of monthly events with this chalkboard calendar created with Martha Stewart Crafts chalkboard stencils.
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Skill Level: Intermediate
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Supplies

Martha Stewart Crafts ® Roller and Tray
Item #32240
Use with any Martha Stewart Crafts Acrylic Paint for quick and easy painting and stenciling. Durable, reusable, easy clean. Contains two 3in rollers, handle, paint tray.


Martha Stewart Crafts ® Foam Pouncers Set - 6pc
Item #32243
Especially ideal for smooth surfaces like glass, foam pouncers are used to apply paint in an up-and-down dabbing motion. Ergonomically designed, easy-grip handles. Contains 6 pouncers: 1 each 1/2in, 3/4in, 1in, 1-1/4in, 1-1/2in and 1-3/4in. Durable, reusable.


Martha Stewart Crafts ® Large Brush Set - 4pc
Item #32245
Use these brushes for blending, strokework and basecoating. Ergonomically designed, easy-grip handles. Contains 4 white nylon bristle brushes: 1 each #12 round for lines and details, 3/4in and 1in flat for basecoating, blending and strokework, 1-1/2in utility for basecoating.


Martha Stewart Crafts ® Stencil Tape
Item #32292
Low-tack tape is safe for fabrics and other surfaces. Use to hold stencils securely in place or to mask off areas while stenciling. Contains one roll, 3/4in x 25yds.


Martha Stewart Crafts ® 2oz Multi-Surface Chalkboard Paint Acrylic Craft Paint - Black
Item #33491
Create a chalkboard writing surface on wood, terra cotta, and virtually any paintable surface. Apply 2-3 coats to project surface, allowing it to dry between coats. Condition with chalk, and it's ready for messaging. Waterbased.


Martha Stewart Crafts ® 2oz Multi-Surface Chalkboard Paint Acrylic Craft Paint - Gray
Item #33492
Create a chalkboard writing surface on wood, terra cotta, and virtually any paintable surface. Apply 2-3 coats to project surface, allowing it to dry between coats. Condition with chalk, and it's ready for messaging. Waterbased.


Martha Stewart Crafts ® 2oz Multi-Surface Chalkboard Paint Acrylic Craft Paint - Arrowhead
Item #33493
Create a chalkboard writing surface on wood, terra cotta, and virtually any paintable surface. Apply 2-3 coats to project surface, allowing it to dry between coats. Condition with chalk, and it's ready for messaging. Waterbased.


Martha Stewart Crafts ® 2oz Multi-Surface Chalkboard Paint Acrylic Craft Paint - Ink
Item #33494
Create a chalkboard writing surface on wood, terra cotta, and virtually any paintable surface. Apply 2-3 coats to project surface, allowing it to dry between coats. Condition with chalk, and it's ready for messaging. Waterbased.


Martha Stewart Crafts ® Laser-Cut Stencils - Calendar
Item #33548
Use these stencils to create chalkboards from entire walls to vintage menu-inspired wall hanging. Personalize with chalk or erasable liquid chalk for long-lasting designs. Contains 3 coordinating, multi-design 9in x 7-1/2in stencils and instructions.


Martha Stewart Crafts ® 2oz Erasable Liquid Chalk, White
Item #33554
Erasable Liquid Chalk is more durable and long-lasting than regular chalk. Applied like paint, it doesn’t smudge and washes away with a damp sponge, leaving no shadow. A convenient foam pouncer makes stenciling and silkscreening quick and easy. For best results, use it on top of Martha Stewart Crafts Multi-Surface Chalkboard Paint that has been conditioned by lightly rubbing chalk over the surface.


Other Supplies
Ruler
pencil
white chalk stick

Instructions

  1. Tape off desired Section on wall that you would like to make chalkboard calendar area.
  2. Using Roller and Black Chalkboard Paint, paint area and let dry.  
  3.  Pencil off area that is 28 x 20”,  create a grid each box being 4 x 4” squares as shown in photo.  
  4. Using first color- Chalkboard Paint Gray- tape off squares that you would like to paint gray (*be random not a repeat pattern)  Let dry.  Repeat step with all colors, Ink, Arrow Head.  Leave some squares Black.  *Remember to let paint dry before moving to next color and applying tape.
  5. Place stencil designs- numbers and days,  as shown in photo.  Using small pouncer and Erasable White Chalk Paint, Stencil designs onto wall as shown,  Let dry.
  6. Add Icon designs where desired also with Liquid Erasable Chalk.  Let dry.
  7. Add Personalization with white chalk stick.
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Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

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