Today is the first day of school which means PHOTO-OP!!!! If you follow me on Instagram then you know how much I LOVE to take gorgeous photographs, and I never miss an opportunity at capturing the memorable events in our family's lives like the first day of school each year. But the one thing I can't do in life, no matter how hard I try, is write in beautiful handwriting on a chalkboard to create a sign like these gorgeous DIY first day of school signs.
It's no secret that I LOVE Martha Stewart Crafts Adhesive Silkscreens, and now I can use my favorite silkscreens to create beautiful chalkboard art thanks to Martha Stewart Crafts Erasable Liquid Chalk. Seriously, writing with beautiful handwriting on a chalkboard couldn't be any easier!
Applied like paint, Martha Stewart Crafts Erasable Liquid Chalk doesn't smudge and washes away with water, so if you make any boo-boos on your sign you can simply wipe it clean and start over. Once you apply the paint to your project, lift the silkscreen and let the paint dry. It's really that easy.
DIY First Day of School Signs
Now you can create beautiful, personalized handmade chalkboard signs for any occasion with Martha Stewart Crafts Erasable Liquid Chalk. It took just minutes to make these back to school signs below, and best of all, when we're done I can wipe the chalkboard clean and reuse them for another photo-op!
- Chalkboard Surface
- Martha Stewart Crafts Alphabet Adhesive Silkscreens – Bodoni Alphabet
- Martha Stewart Crafts Erasable Liquid Chalk (White)
- Wipe chalkboard surface clean of any debris, or paint a new chalkboard surface with Martha Stewart Crafts Multi-Surface Chalkboard Acrylic Craft Paint. Condition chalkboard surface as directed.
- Layout your design as desired using the Martha Stewart Crafts Alphabet Adhesive Silkscreens and press to apply.
- Apply a thin layer of Martha Stewart Crafts Erasable Liquid Chalk in white over the top of the adhesive stencils. Let dry as directed.
- Martha Stewart Crafts Erasable Liquid Chalk will appear whiter when it's wet than when it's dry, but it will all dry to the same color.
- Clean up any over paint in tight areas with a slightly damp q-tip. Grab your camera and take lots and lots of photos!
The July/August Martha Stewart Crafts Mad About Color Palette is all about savoring the end of summer! Check out this month's colors featuring Wild Salmon, Blue Sky, Summer Linen, Sterling, and Pea Shoot below!
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