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Family Heart Magnetic Chalkboard

By: Amy Anderson
Amy Anderson
Amy Anderson
I am a 32-year-old transplant from Seattle living in Atlanta, Georgia. I was born from creative genes, so I'm carrying on the tradition. I have been knitting for 17 years, sewing for longer and decoupaging for just a few. I do all of these things on a daily basis, or at least as much as I can. Follow my crafting adventures on the ModPodgeRocks blog.
You'll love this chalkboard! Get organized and share family events.
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Skill Level: Beginner


Martha Stewart Crafts ® 4oz Magnetic Paint Effect
Item #32196
Create a magnetic surface on almost any project. Apply 2-3 coats to desired surface. Let dry between coats and for 24 hours after final coat. Top coat with any Martha Stewart Crafts paint of choice. Clean up while wet with soap and water. Waterbased.


Martha Stewart Crafts ® 6oz Multi-Surface Chalkboard Paint Acrylic Craft Paint - Gray
Item #32218
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.


Mod Podge ® Matte, 8 oz.
Item #CS11301
Mod Podge ® is quick-drying for multiple coat build up and dries clear. Can be sanded to a smooth finish. Cleans up easily while wet with soap and water. Certified AP non-toxic; waterbase. Mod Podge ® is an all in one decoupage glue, sealer and finish.


Other Supplies
16” x 20” canvas
Mod Podge Rub-on Transfers
Acrylic shaped hearts
Scrapbook paper and embellishments in the patterns of your choice
Craft glue
Magnets – adhesive strips
Foam brush


1. I used an old canvas in this project, so I painted it with Gesso to cover the
pattern. You can skip this step if you are starting with a new canvas.

2. Give the canvas three coats of magnetic paint using a foam brush, following the
instructions on the back of the jar carefully. Let dry.

3. If your magnetic paint is rough, you can sand using the sandpaper.

4. Paint the entire canvas with two coats of chalkboard paint and let dry. Make
sure to paint the sides.

5. While your canvas is drying, trace the hearts onto the scrapbook paper and cut
out using the scissors.

6. Mod Podge the paper onto the back of the heart shapes and let dry.

7. Add embellishments and rub-ons to the fronts of the hearts – suggestions are
shown in the photo.

8. Add Dimensional Magic to the fronts of the hearts and let dry for several hours.

9. Attach magnet strips to the back of the hearts using craft glue and let dry.

10. Prepare the chalkboard following the instructions on the back of the bottle.

11. You can use your chalkboard to write on and also to hold notes with the heart
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