Friday, January 16, 2015

Altered Clipboard and Homemade Chalk Board Paint

Hi Friends
This is an altered Clipboard which has been made into a Chalkboard for the Kids room. We plan to make it into an inspiration board with a nice word or quote for the day.

This started off with an old clipboard in bad shape, I wanted to try my homemade chalkboard recipe to alter it so have a look at what all you will need .....

..............I have used china clay/ceramic powder from Itsy Bitsy and Black Acrylic color in equal  quantity, little water and little white glue, mixed it well and painted the clipboard on both sides. Given two coats of the homemade chalkboard paint, letting dry between coats.I liked the final result as the powder mixed into paint easily, the coverage was good , it dried within half an hour (both coats) and left a perfect chalky finish. I stored the left over paint in a plastic bottle and it has the same consistency after a week. It goes without saying that it is as economical as the cost of the acrylic color you are using AND YOU CAN MAKE IT IN ANY SHADE YOU WANT AS LONG AS YOU HAVE THE  DESIRED SHADE OF ACRYLIC COLOR ON HAND !!! The finish is smooth, chalky and beautiful !!! In case you do not have ceramic powder or china clay, you can use tile grout, Plaster of paris, wall putty or even baking soda in its place, try it... it is great fun !!

After this I wanted to make my chalk board pretty so used the Tim Holtz Doily stencil with some Texture Paste by Camel ( mixed acrylic pearl colors with the Texture paste ).................

to get ..........

please do have a look at my handmade flower without using any die, the paper is normal printer paper colored using some diluted  paints and silver powder,hand cut and shaped and layered into this pretty bloom..........

This one is made using the tattered flowers die and has handcolored paper, book and magazine pages !! The papers were colored using the paint I had mixed with metallic acrylic powders to make some mists, the experiment did not turn out the way I expected so used the mix to create some shimmery paper !!

Hope you all like it and the chalk paint recipe is useful !!

Please do leave your comments. I would love to read what you say and I would love to visit your blog too !!


  1. Fabulous work Suman. Those flowers are very beautiful.

  2. Fantastic creationcreation suman the way u decorated it using stencil n handmade blooms...and thanks for the brilliant recipe of chalkboard paint.!!

  3. Fantastic project, I hope the kids enjoy it! Thank you for sharing your recipe for chalk paint! This is a great example of upcyling and perfect for our challenge at Anything but a Card. Thank you for joining us!

  4. Lovely chalkboard, Suman.I never knew, we can make chalkboard paint at home :) thanks for share

  5. DIY chalkboard Paint ?? reading it for first time ! Loved the beautiful flowers and texture on the chalkboard,Thanks for the paint recipe :)

  6. Love the whole new alteration, Suman...great idea of making DIY chalkboard paint..will be helpful to many!!!

  7. What a fabulous idea to refurbish a clipboard! Love the bright colours on the black background! Gorgeous flowers too! hugs :)

  8. great project. thanks for playing in anything but a card!

  9. Love this idea, and it looks fantastic. Thank you so much for joining us over at Anything But A Card...xo

  10. Very clever idea for DIY chalk board paint!

  11. this is wonderful - such a great make - Thanks for joining us at Imagination Crafts this month. Hugs rachel x


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