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Hello! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! We had a couple of kiddos under the weather. Bleh! 🙁 So hopefully we are all on the mend this week. 🙂 One of the products I’ve been dying to try is the DecoArt Chalkboard Coating. Have you seen it yet? It’s amazing! You can turn just about any surface into a chalkboard. 🙂 Just think of all of the possibilities with this one! So keep reading to see how easy it was to make this I love you because….chalkboard wood block. 🙂

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I love you because chalkboard wood block #valentine #chalkboard #tutorial #decoart #spon

wood block
I love you because vinyl piece
Americana acrylic paint in Snow (Titanium) White & Peony Pink
Americana Clear Chalkboard Coating
foam brushes
DecoArt Decoupage

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To make my block of wood I used the exact same stenciling technique that I used to make this stenciled sign. So check out that tutorial to see my stenciling secret. 😉 After the paint is dried & stenciling is done it’s time for some chalkboard fun. 🙂

Decoart Chalkboard Coating #spon

Using a foam brush I applied my chalkboard coating up & down. Let the paint dry for an hour. Then I painted another coat back & forth in the opposite direction. Then I let my coating dry for 24 hours.

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Then I conditioned my writing surface by rubbing a piece of chalk lightly over the block of wood & then erasing.

chalkboared #spon

Now we were ready to use our chalkboard! Isn’t that the coolest thing ever? ha! 😉

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What ideas do you have for using chalkboard coating? I’d love to hear! 🙂

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This project & post were created for Ginger Snap Crafts by Ginger Bowie.

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