I decided to use the chalkboard stamping technique to create these little mini easels.
Easels: Hobby Lobby; Stamps: Stampabilities; Ink: Colorbox frost white; colored pencil: Crayola
I had done chalkboard stamping on black paper before, but never on an actual chalkboard, so there was some trial and error on this project. I stamped the image on the chalkboard and then embossed it with white embossing powder and set it aside to cool for a bit. Since I wanted a more chalky look to this project, I outlined a few of the letters and colored in some of the "O's" with a white colored pencil, and smudged some white ink around the edges with my fingertip, just to get a more chalky look.
Now some of my "trial and error" notes. My original intent was just to stamp the images, not to emboss them because I was afraid the heat might warp the chalkboard surface. However, when the stamped image still wasn't dry after 24 hours, I decided embossing was the best bet. Even after embossing, the image is still apt to smudge, so be careful when handling your stamped image.
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