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Pretty Pink Canvas Chalkboard

By: Cathie & Steve
Cathie & Steve
Cathie & Steve
Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza are handcraft designers, Emmy Nominated television hosts, book authors, lifestyle experts and the inventors of Hot Glue Gun Helpers. Their shows can be seen in the United States, Australia, South Africa, The Philippines and on the Armed Forces Network.  They were nominated for two Daytime Emmys. Cathie and Steve has also appeared on numerous network shows and specials for NBC, ABC, Discovery Channel, HGTV, DIY and Food Network.  Programs such as Rachael Ray, IVillage Live, View From the Bay and the Florence Henderson Show have featured their creative ideas.
Transform an old frame into a canvas chalkboard where you can write daily messages.
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Skill Level: Beginner


Mod Podge ® Acrylic Shapes - Basics, Flat & Charm
Item #12918
Create your own charms and embellishments with ready-to-decoupage acrylic shapes.

Mod Podge ® Podgeable Papers - Black & White Damask, Frames and Words
Item #24881
Podgeable Papers are thin, lightweight and easy to apply with Mod Podge! Pretty and practical, papers work great on flat or curved surfaces and form to shape of surface with ease. Fold lines will smooth away once applied.

FolkArt ® Chalkboard Paint - Hot Pink, 8 oz.
Item #2537
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 ® Acrylic Colors - Pure Black, 2 oz.
Item #479
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.

Mod Podge ® Gloss, 8 oz.
Item #CS11201
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
Frame with a backing
Canvas fabric
Foam paintbrush
Canvas flower
Pink paper


1. Cut a piece of canvas fabric to fit the frame backing.  Apply a coat of Mod Podge to the top of the backing.  Position the canvas on the backing and smooth with your fingers.  Allow to dry.

2. Working in one direction, apply a coat of Hot Pink chalkboard paint to the canvas.  Allow to dry and apply a second coat in the opposite direction as the first.  Allow to dry.  Apply a third coat in the same direction as the first.

3. Cut of words from the paper.  Apply a coat of Mod Podge to the back of the words and glue to the frame.  Continue until the outer edge of the frame is covered with words.  Apply a top-coat of Mod Podge to the frame.

4. Glue a strip of decorative ribbon across the bottom of the canvas.  Glue a canvas flower in the corner.  Glue a Podgeable circle that has been Mod Podged with pink paper to the center of the canvas flower.

PROJECT TIP: To season your chalkboard, rub a piece of chalk over the entire surface and wipe clean with a damp towel.

Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

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.

Copyright: All Rights Reserved. No part of this Project may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing, except for your personal use, except by reviewer, who may in reviewing this project, quote brief passages in a magazine or newspaper.