It’s not hard to make a beautiful chalkboard like this using wood scraps and chalkboard or masonite.
Supplies Required:All you need is a:
- Wood scraps
- Chalkola Jumbo Window markers
- Chalkola chalk pens and metallic markers
- Pencil to mark the woods
- Different paint colors
- damp cloth or paper towel
Step 1You don’t have to spend a lot to make a chalkboard. You can use wood scraps from other projects like these ¼” slats and pieces of 1x6 boards.
Step 2-aOnce you have built a chalkboard you can use these great Chalkola chalk markers on it! It’s best to make your chalkboard with a non-porous surface so that you get the brightest colors and easy clean up.
Step 2-bIt’s especially fun to use Chalkola Jumbo Window markers with their 3 in 1 nibs to give you 3 thicknesses to choose from.
Step 2-cWith this pack of 10 chalk pens and 6 metallic markers you can really get creative!
Step 2-dYou can see that there are 10 chalk markers and 6 metallic markers.
Step 2-eThe metallic pens are a bit smaller than the chalk markers and are stored in a separate sleeve.
Step 3One you have the material you’ve chosen for your chalkboard it’s time to look at your materials and decide how you want it to look. This material is a sheet of Masonite that is usually used in furniture but it will make a fine chalkboard. It’s also impervious so clean up will be a breeze.
Step 3-aLook over the wood you have and see what there is to use. Depending on your design, you can use just about any scraps you may have lying around your workshop.
Step 3-bYou’ll need a pencil to clearly mark the wood. Remember the old saying: “measure twice, cut once”!
Step 3-cOnce you’ve measured you can place the pieces where they should be. You’ll be able to see if your design suits you or if you need to make some changes.
Step 3-dYou can see how the chalkboard will look inside its frame. At this point you may want to decide whether you want a natural frame or you’d like to stain or paint the wood.
Step 4-aSome slats can come in handy to make a design on the chalkboard if you’d like to get really artsy.
Step 4-bYou can paint or stain the decorative slats in different colors to make it interesting to look at and distinctly unique.
Step 4-cWhen you’re done you’ll have some very attractive pieces to work with.
Step 4-dThis chalkboard uses a design that call for the slats to be placed diagonally across the bottom of the chalkboard.
Step 4-eYou may want to build a design diagonally like this. It really catches the eye and you’ll never tire of looking at it.
Step 5Your completed chalkboard is ready to use!
Step 6-aA Chalkola Jumbo Window Marker is a fun way to test out your chalkboard. You can play around with the 3 thicknesses of lines that these jumbo markers are able to make thanks to their 3 in 1 nibs. Shake vigorously before using to mix the ink thoroughly.
Step 6-bDepress the tip of the marker several times until the ink begins to seep into the nib.
Step 6-cIt won’t take much time or effort before the nib is saturated with bright, colorful ink.
Step 6-dYou can see how large the Jumbo Window markers are.
Step 6-eThese large diameter markers are very easy to hold and maneuver and they are perfect for children’s hands, too.
Step 6-fThe thick, bold line these jumbo markers can make is truly impressive!
Step 6-gThe Premium markers are thinner than the Jumbo but just as bright and colorful.
Step 6-hThe smaller tip and smaller pen size allows you to include a lot of small details if you wish. These are great for more intricate designs.
Step 6-iYou can see the fine lines you’re able to make with these smaller markers
Step 6-jThe metallic markers don’t need any preparation prior to usage; you can start using them straight from the box without even shaking them.
Step 6-kThe metallic markers have tips capable of fine, detailed lines.
Step 6-lA photo can’t really capture the effect of these metallic markers but you’ll find that they are versatile, beautiful, and so much fun to use!
Step 7-aCleaning up Chalkola chalk markers is nearly effortless. Simply wipe with a damp rag.
Step 7-bYour first wipe will pick up most of the color and another swipe will usually leave a clean surface.
Step 7-cAfter just a couple of wipes of a damp cloth or paper towel you’ll never know the chalkboard or other nonporous surface had a mark on it!
Step 8-aNow we’ll step back and look at the finished chalkboard-voila! The effect of the diagonal, varicolored slats is stunning.
Step 8-bAll the colors of Chalkola Chalk Markers were used on this design, including the metallic pens. It’s such fun to work with such brilliant colors!
Step 8-cLeaving the nail heads visible is a nice touch that gives this beautiful board a rustic look.
Step 8-dYou’ll be proud of your hand made chalk board and it was fun to make, too. You’ll get a lot of compliments both on your chalkboard and the vivid colors of Chalkola chalk markers. Also read – Chalkola Chalk Markers Really are that Great!
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