I've had this chalkboard easel from Jenni Bowlin, sitting on my shelf for awhile. I decided to turn it into a countdown to Christmas board. Did I just say Christmas?! I was actually tempted to make it a countdown to Halloween board, but Christmas won out! I couldn't bring myself to start counting down yet, so I just put a winter saying on it!
This is my altered board:
I first painted the red wood with black acrylic paint. I then covered the front with patterned paper (Authentique's Peaceful collection). I cut out the greenery with Sizzix's Decorative Strip Die, Festive Greenery and the pine cones with my Sizzix Tattered Pinecone die. I think this is why the Christmas theme won out, I never get tired of using this pine cone die with all my projects, but usually as a flower, so it was nice to make the pine cones. The decorative strip die has so many great small elements, that this is a favorite of mine also. The bird and large flower were cut out from patterned paper. After inking all the paper pieces, I added in some clear micro beads and Crackle Accents on the bird and foliage.
There's a chalk pencil that comes with this board also, so I made a small holder on the back to hold it. I also covered the back of the board with patterned paper.
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