Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Chalk it up at Frilly and Funkie

Today is the start of the second week of the Frilly and Funkie challenge which is Chalk it Up. The lovely Shelly is our host and here's what she's got to say:

I thought it would be fun to experiment with chalk techniques - whether it's stamping with chalk inks, using a faux chalkboard technique, coloring with chalks, or even dabbling in your art journal with sticks of chalk - we want to see what you can create using chalk as a theme!

 I was a little stumped at first with this one but I hopped onto Pinterest looking for inspiration and decided to create a chalkboard style project. I started with the frame and painted it with Chocolate Pudding Fresco Finish acrylic paint, then I rubbed some Vaseline on different parts.

The top coat is Chalk Fresco Finish acrylic paint and then I've sanded it lightly and where the Vaseline is the paint has rubbed off beautifully. 

I cut a piece of thick cardboard and gave it two coats of black Gesso and a top coat of satin glaze. I then planned out the words and drew light guide lines with pencil before starting to write using a white Sharpie pen.

 The flowers were stamped and white heat embossed then I used Ken Oliver Colour Burst to water colour the flowers.

The stars, which are from as Artistic Oupost set, are stamped using white ink.

I hope you get chance to join us for this challenge and do make sure you hop over to Frilly and Funkie and check out the rest of the DT's fabulous projects.


  1. As ever Sue you have come up with a gorgeous project. I love how the frame ties in with the whole chalky look to this picture, the flowers add a perfect pop of colour and your freehand writing is spot on! LOVE it all! Jenny xxx

  2. Love your distressed frame and lovely chalk board of positivity - flowers, stars and great words!
    Alison xx

  3. The frame is so perfect for this Sue. Wow, such a beautifully shabby chic finish! Loooove the words too!
    Dot x

  4. Fabulous take on the theme Sue, I love how this looks and the orange just 'pops' perfectly xx

  5. Your frame is wonderful and the flowers pop against the chalkboard. If you ever need extra money you could hire yourself out to do restaurant chalk menu boards because your text is fantastic.

  6. Love your take on the chalk theme. The distressed frame is amazing and I love the chalk board is very cool. Thanks for sharing. :)