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Saturday, 4 June 2016

Altered Chalkboard Journal Cover

Hey Guys!So since a long time I wanted to alter a diary cover so that I could turn it into a journal for my work.But I never got the time until a few weeks back when I saw the challenge at Lessology was to incorporate Chalkboard into your work,I knew that this was the perfect time.So here is a picture of the diary before being altered.

And here it is after being altered.


I had planned it to come out in another way but since I was short on time,I decided to do it this way.Now the first challenge was-Chalkboard paint.Since I didn't want to spend money on buying the paint,I thought of making it at home.After watching many videos on youtube,I finally got the perfect recipe.So in a bowl I took 2 tablespoons of black acrylic paint and 1 tablespoon of baking soda.So the proportion should be 2:1.I mixed it and painted the cover.Next I started making handmade flowers by different techniques and it took me quite some time.Lastly,I arranged them to make a border and glued them down.This took me 3 days to make and I'm satisfied with the effort.Lastly since I didn't have chalk to write on,I was going to use my Camlin soft pastels as they are equivalent to chalks but I could not find them in time.Here is a closer look.

Linking it up to the following challenges:
1)Lessology-Chalkboard fun

2)The paper shelter-flowers

3)613 avenue create-Anything goes
Thanks for stopping by.Happy Crafting!

11 comments:

  1. This is great! I love looking for interesting ways to use chalk paints. I love the idea of being able to create a chalkboard in unusual spaces. Nice journal! Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create!
    Hugz,
    Chana, Owner

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  2. How cool to have a chalkboard cover for your journal! Love how you tried a homemade recipe for chalkboard paint. Those bright blooms just scream happy! :)

    Thank you for joining us at LESSology!

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm a big fan of your work!

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  3. Good on you for even making your own paint. AWESOME! Love your take on our LESSology challenge....it's so bright and happy looking :)

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  4. So beautiful! And you made your paint!! And I have that stuff here! Wonderful creation and thank you for joining us at Lessology!

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    1. Haha thank you! yes homemade stuff is always cheaper and better!

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  5. Nice job! I like the idea of making your own paint, that is genus! hugs! And thanks for playing along with us at LESSology!

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    1. Thank you for choosing me as your winner :D

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