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FAUX CHALKBOARD WALL DECOR


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Design by: Elizabeth_O (5 Projects)
Project skill level: easy
Project time: 30 minutes to 1 hour
Project tags: Wall Décor/Wreaths/Banners Summer Retro Trendy House Warming Vinyl

18" x 24" CANVAS FAUX CHALKBOARD, CREATED FOR THE CRICUT CHALKBOARD FONTS INSPIRATION CHALLENGE. This is my first Cricut Vinyl project :)

CRICUT ®: WHAT WAS USED

OTHER MATERIALS NEEDED

  • 18" x 24" White Canvas
  • green acrylic paint
  • white acrylic paint
  • orange acrylic paint
  • paint brushes/ daubers
  • paint roller
  • (2) 12"x12" cardstock sheets
  • white Cricut vinyl
  • cricut mat
  • cricut blade
  • painters tape

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STEP-BY-STEP How-TO INSTRUCTIONS

using the painters tape mark the perimeter for your green "chalkboard" area. Paint and remove painters tape.
Carefully paint your "frame" using white paint, you can use painters tape for this step too. Once this is dry use a dauber to create you polka dot pattern using the orange paint.
Using Cricut Craft Room and your Cricut Machine cut the shadow for your letters on cardstock to use as a stencil and the vinyl for the top layer of the letters.
I used Chalkboard Fonts Extended for : "Love" and "Explore; Chalkboard Fonts Condensed for: "Soak up the Sun", "Life" and "Big"; Chalkboard Fonts Bonus Letters and Basic for : "this" and "Dream". Heart is from Cricut Alphabet cart. and the sun is from Gypsy Wanderings.
Using your cardstock stencil and a dry brush create the "chalk" effect for the shadow of your words. Let Dry.
Apply vinyl letters following manufacturers instructions and voila! you are done

Step 1

using the painters tape mark the perimeter for your green "chalkboard" area. Paint and remove painters tape.

Step 2

Carefully paint your "frame" using white paint, you can use painters tape for this step too. Once this is dry use a dauber to create you polka dot pattern using the orange paint.

Step 3

Using Cricut Craft Room and your Cricut Machine cut the shadow for your letters on cardstock to use as a stencil and the vinyl for the top layer of the letters.
I used Chalkboard Fonts Extended for : "Love" and "Explore; Chalkboard Fonts Condensed for: "Soak up the Sun", "Life" and "Big"; Chalkboard Fonts Bonus Letters and Basic for : "this" and "Dream". Heart is from Cricut Alphabet cart. and the sun is from Gypsy Wanderings.

Step 4

Using your cardstock stencil and a dry brush create the "chalk" effect for the shadow of your words. Let Dry.

Step 5

Apply vinyl letters following manufacturers instructions and voila! you are done

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