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Monday, April 27, 2015

Hope Is The Anchor Chalkboard Art

A few months ago we moved into a new home, and I've been frantically nesting, trying to add a few personal touches here and there.   Today I would like to share with you a chalkboard that I created. I started by painting the glass in a 16x20 frame with Prima's Chalkboard Paint.  I painted 4 coats, allowing the paint to dry between each coat.

The quote that inspired this project is:
"Hope is the anchor, love is the ship, time is an ocean and life is the trip."

I found this Chipboard anchor and thought it would be great to alter it for the side of the frame.  I decided to add elements to the anchor that represent the quote on the chalkboard.
I started by covering my anchor with Prima's  Jodie Lee Nature Garden Collection Fairy Godmother"  the b-side.  I then began to add color and texture by spritzing the anchor with Prima's  Color Bloom sprays Antique Gold  & Storm Cloud  then I added Utee to the top and heat set.  I love how my anchor now looks like corroded metal. 
To represent "time" in the quote.  I decided to Use the Prima Finnabair Mechanical Clock with a Prima Wooden clock inside.  
The ship on Prima's Seashore stamp is adorable!   I decided to create a 3D ship using this stamp.
I stamped it on sticky backed canvas, and chipboard several times, then used foam strips to assemble pieces until I had a great 3D effect.   Isn't this ship just the cutest?  It would be adorable on a layout or card as well!  To keep the canvas from fraying I brushed a quick coat of Gel Medium over the top.
To finish off my anchor I added the Prima Cherry Blossom Vine (removing the flowers), the Capri Merlot Burlap Flowers and the Oahu-Hula flowers.   To fill in around the clusters, I added some shells that I recently found on a trip to the beach.  I love how the flowers mimic the texture found in the shells.
I added some rope around the frame to give it a little interest.  I used the Finnabair Art Ingredients Mica Flakes Gold Leaf to fill in the negative spaces around the shells and flowers.
 Here is my finished chalkboard. 
I hope I have inspired you to create a beautiful chalkboard for your home. 
Thanks for stopping in today,
Tonya Gibbs
Prima Marketing:  Chalkboard Paint - Black
Prima Marketing:  Color Bloom - Antique Gold
Prima Marketing - Color Bloom - Storm Cloud
Prima Marketing -  Jodie Lee Nature Garden Collection Fairy Godmother"
Prima Marketing - Seaside Stamp
Prima Marketing - Cherry Blossom Vine
Prima Marketing - Oahu, Hula Flowers
Prima Marketing - Capri - Merlot Flowers
Prima Marketing - Finnabair Mechanicals - Vintage Trinkets - Clock
Prima Marketing - Finnabair Art Ingredients Mica Flakes Gold Leaf
Prima Marketing - Wooden Trinkets - Clock
Frame 16x20
Tim Holtz - Compass
Tim Holtz - Spinners

1 comment:

  1. Amazing piece of art! Love it :) Hope you are doing well! Miss you xo


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