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Chalkboard Inspiration



Hi everyone

Helen here!  How exciting to usher in the New Year with a canvas tutorial to create an inspirational piece of artwork for your home or craft room!  I love the chalkboard style you see in so many home decor pieces in the shops and I just knew by mixing and matching my Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® products I could show you how to achieve the look yourself!

In the tutorial I will show you how to use PITT® Pastel Pencils to achieve chalkboard lettering and to add the details to the flowers that adorn this canvas.  You will also see how to use Gesso to add that chalk dust to the Chalk Board Painted frame.  So lots of fun for you to usher in the New Year in crafting style!


Just look at those lovely pearl details that were added to the centre of the flowers using Texture GemsTM.  

If you would like the pattern for the quotes I used on this canvas then please email me. Click on this link and you will find my email on the right-hand side bar of my blog.

I really hope you enjoy the tutorial and would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Happy and Healthy New Year with lots of time to create in 2016!


Products Used:

PITT® Pastel Pencils - Neutrals - 101

PITT® Pastel Pencils - Red/Yellow - 226

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Chalk Board Paint

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Gesso

Texture GemsTM - Silver

Hi, my name is Helen and I love to share my crafting journey on my blog, ‘The Craft Project’ and for the past few of years on my YouTube Channel.  I am at my happiest when designing lovely projects to teach to other crafters.  As well as sharing my tutorials on YouTube I also sell online workshops for larger projects from my ETSY shop.  I am thrilled to have this wonderful chance to be part of the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Guest Design team and to share projects with you all.  Some of you that know me will know I am also part of the Rubber Dance Design Team (a Norwegian Stamp company).  I am very lucky to have a very supportive and understanding  family, a husband and two sons who always cheer me on in my creative adventures even when their tea is late!……oh, and I mustn’t forget our huge golden retriever Comet who likes to try to scare off the postman when he brings me happy crafting mail!!!


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Sharon Field

Simply said.............gorgeous! Just subscribed to your blog!

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