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Handmade Charlotte Chalkboard Menu and Placemats

By: Handmade Charlotte
Now here is an inexpensive way to not only decorate but also to get your family’s attention to the daily menu and place settings! project created by Chris Williams.
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Supplies

FolkArt ® Chalkboard Paint - Black, 8 oz.
Item #2517
Now you can create a chalkboard writing surface on any piece of wood or even terra cotta! Our new chalkboard paint is great for decorating furniture, party favors or gifts. Easy to use: simply brush on, let dry and condition with chalk! Chalkboard paint is waterbased and non-toxic.


Folkart ® Paint Tools - Stencil Tape
Item #34002
Holds stencil securely in place; will not damage background paint or stencil's delicate features.


Stencil Decor ® Brushes - Stencil Brush, 5/8"
Item #34058
A Stencil Decor ® tradition, high quality, white China bristle brushes feature solid wood handles and seamless aluminum ferrules for maximum paint hold and professional results every time.


FolkArt ® Handmade Charlotte™ Stencils - Family Message Center
Item #4363
Rachel Faucett, the author-designer behind the popular blog, Handmade Charlotte, translates her modern, fun aesthetic into a line of functional, family friendly stencils. Designs are easy to use and come to life with FolkArt paint. Made from sturdy, paper stencil material, each set contains large format designs, smaller coordinating motifs and a unique alphabet for personalizing - ideal for messaging, celebrations and decor!


FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Licorice, 2 oz.
Item #938
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.


Other Supplies
Cloth placemats
12” x 12” wood plaque
Brush basin or container for water
foam plates
paper towels
¾” Flat brush
Pencil
Paper
Ruler
Cardboard

Instructions

Menu Board:
1.    Make sure plaque is clean and dust free.

2.    Tape off a ½” boarder around plaque. Use flat brush to paint border with Licorice.  Let dry.

3.    Position plate stencil on plaque and tape in place.

4.    Load a stencil brush with Black Chalkboard paint.  Tap on paper towel to remove excess paint.

5.    Use a pouncing motion to stencil. Carefully remove stencil

6.    Allow to dry and reapply for opaque coverage.  Allow to dry.

7.    Use pencil to trace “MENU” on paper to create a spacing template.  

8.    Use template to position word on plaque.

9.    Stencil MENU on plaque with Licorice one letter at a time.  Make sure each letter is dry before laying down another stencil to avoid smearing paint. Let dry.

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

Placemat:
1.    Lay place mat on a piece of cardboard to protect surface from paint seeping through and secure with tape.

2.    Position cloud stencil on plaque and tape in place.

3.    Load a stencil brush with Licorice paint.  Tap on paper towel to remove excess paint.

4.    Use a pouncing motion to stencil.  Allow to dry.

5.    Repeat with Black Chalkboard paint. Allow to dry and reapply for opaque coverage.  Allow to dry completely.

6.    Use pencil to trace words or a short message on paper to create a spacing template.  

7.    Use template to position word on placemat.

8.    Stencil word or message on placemat with Licorice one letter at a time.  Make sure each letter is dry before laying down another stencil to avoid smearing paint. Let dry.

Project Tip:  Use different words and messages on each placemat.

 

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