Thursday, September 26, 2013

More Chalkboard inspiration! Another Tutorial!

I have been having a blast with this chalkboard art. Here is a link to my first tutorial which you can also find on the right hand column of this blog. You can turn just about anything into a chalkboard! I happened to be cooking one night and the pan that I have had for years, one of my favorites, had lost all of its teflon and everything was sticking to it. I told Jennifer that it was time to part with it, sadly I threw it in the trash.
 





 I stood looking down at it and a light bulb went off! I can make a chalkboard and write something to do with food onto my pan turned art piece. I was so excited I grabbed it out of the trash and did a huge cleaning on it, making sure when I painted it the paint would stick. It was a perfect size, not too big, just right.








After I had cleaned it really well I primed it with a Kilz sealer/primer. It is all white and so now I had an all white pan. I let it dry really well and taped around the inside edges, outside edges and the handle.







I went around as smoothly as I could so that I could paint a circle of matte black paint into the bottom inside and bottom outside of the pan. A double sided chalkboard!
















I then sprayed the inside, I gave both sides several coats of black matte spray paint and let them dry. Then I removed the tape.










They both turned out great, very little clean up left to do. Now for the fun part, the color! I was having so much fun, grabbing all the wild color acrylic paints I could, choosing which colors I wanted to go together and then set them aside and began to lay down my base colors.





Aqua to start! I wanted this pan to be fun and bright, the primed metal covered great and I moved onto the inside base color.


Green, and not just any green, bright green, oh what fun! See all my awesome colors I have picked out, now to make sure I get to use them. Oh and I started painting the handle too.


 I now have the handle all painted and I am adding some details onto the outside base color, stripes!


Now for the inside, more stripes and some polka dots, my favorite!


 Then back over to the outside, and I added some flowers. By moving back and forth from the inside to the outside I allowed the paint to dry before moving on.

             
                   I then got my gel pens and started to add some smaller details to the handle, such fun!


            Back over to the inside where I added another design and some more details with my gel pens.


 If you look closely you can see all the fun details added to the handle etc. Every different surface was a design opportunity!


Back to the outside for some final details and I now know what I am going to write on my little chalkboard pan. I was going to a birthday party for Jamie Fingal, and she always asks on Facebook, whats for dinner. I knew my little pan would be perfect for her and that she would appreciate it! So off to the computer to play with different texts.


 Once I decided on the text I printed it up and made sure it was the right size, I then used Saral paper to transfer it to my black chalkboard. Instead of using real chalk I used the chalkboard pen I bought at Michaels and talked about in my first chalkboard tutorial.  It worked perfectly and looks cleaner and neater. I know this will not be used as a chalkboard but it is a perfect little piece of art for a kitchen. If you want to actually use it for a chalkboard just make sure you prepare you surface like before with chalk and rubbing it into the chalkboard part. You could post what your cooking that day or make a shopping list etc. I hope you have enjoyed this, I would love to hear what you decide to turn into a chalk board!

14 comments:

Unknown said...

Hello Desiree! My name is Katy and I'm the social media coordinator for KILZ brand products. Great job on your DIY kitchen art piece! We are glad our primer worked great to help transform your old cooking pan. We would LOVE for you to share you experience with our product by writing a review. Here is the link to our review page: http://www.kilz.com/primer/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=8ad359ff4f72d310VgnVCM100000176310acRCRD

Once you click on the link, select a product you used, rate and write a short review and hit submit - it's that simple!

We appreciate the feedback! Thanks!

PennyJH said...

Love it Desiree - it has such a bright and happy look! AND Bravo getting contacted by KILZ :-D - I really like KILZ and did not know that it could be used like this!! Thank you again for sharing!

Joan T said...

What an awesome transformation of that pan!!! I love this!

Terri Degenkolb said...

You have such great ideas! That pan is totally awesome.... And I'm sure that your friend loved it. How can you NOT love it? This is such a good tutorial, I think I may have to try making something like it for myself. Unless, of course, you have an extra one lying around and you want to send it my way!

Desiree Habicht said...

Thanks Pennt, Joan and Terri! It was so much fun to do! Terri I plan on making me one too, looking for another old pan! LOL

Jane LaFazio said...

Oh my goodness! This is so darn fabulous. And I bet Jamie LOVED it! Too perfect! What's the link to your other chalkboard tutorial? Do put it in your post. Xo

Desiree Habicht said...

Hi Jane, thanks! It was a lot of fun and would be a great class! I added a link to the post but they are also on the right hand column of this blog! Thanks for the comment.

donna a said...

Oh that is one of the best ideas I have ever seen! Bravo on recycling something bound for the trash into art! I want to make one too!

donna a said...

Oh that is one of the best ideas I have ever seen! Bravo on recycling something bound for the trash into art! I want to make one too!

donna a said...

Oh that is one of the best ideas I have ever seen! Bravo on recycling something bound for the trash into art! I want to make one too!

donna a said...

Oh that is one of the best ideas I have ever seen! Bravo on recycling something bound for the trash into art! I want to make one too!

donna a said...

Oh that is one of the best ideas I have ever seen! Bravo on recycling something bound for the trash into art! I want to make one too!

Beth P said...

OMGosh! This I am going to have to try! Thanks so much for sharing the steps :D
A new follower...
Beth P

Dawn Castrova said...

I like all things creative n thrifty and I found you from the GYBparty.
I don’t have a lot of blog time in for I just started blogging when I joined the blog party it was my New Year resolution. 600 entries and I am Reading my 329 blog and more to go. Fell in love with your chalkboard art I read all 3 post. Love chalkboard painting. I actually make a tablespoon of acrylic/cornstarch paint for my cards to get a similar result. But I love the rubbing the caulk on the paper to prep it. See you can always learn something new. Thanks for the great information and the pincushion pdf. all good stuff

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