DIY Wedding, Mixed Media Art

DIY Wedding Decorations | Small Chalkboard Signs

Making decorations or accents for a wedding doesn’t have to be difficult… or expensive. In fact, if you are a papercrafter, a journal artist or a mixed media artist, it is no doubt that you probably have everything in your stash to make beautiful wedding decorations. IMG_1806Today, we will be looking at how to create small chalkboard wedding signs that can be placed on a table or hung nearby. These signs can display menu or drink items or anything pertinent to the bride and groom’s special day.
Watch the full process video HERE:

 

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I started with a package of Stampers Anonymous – Tim Holtz – Mini Tag – Thickboard. These mixed media tags are much thicker than regular chipboard, and the smooth surface makes them perfect for creating a chalkboard sign.


Stampers Anonymous – Tim Holtz – Mini Tag – Thickboard – $5.69

Stampers Anonymous – Tim Holtz – Mini Tag – Thickboard

Each package comes with a little circle reinforcement piece, which I adhered to the tag with some Prima – Finnabair – Art Basics – 3D Matte Gel – 8 Ounces. I love using this matte gel medium because it dries relatively quickly and holds EVERYTHING from metal to glass to paper to thickboard.


Prima – Finnabair – Art Basics – 3D Matte Gel – 8 Ounces – $11.69

from: Scrapbook.com

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Then, I applied a nice coat of Plaid FolkArt Chalkboard Paint 8 oz. Slate Gray. The first coat will dry fairly quickly. The second coat should be applied in only one direction (instead of painting swipes back and forth), and it really should cure overnight for best results.


Plaid FolkArt Chalkboard Paint 8 oz. Slate Gray – $7.29

from: CreateForLess

Once the paint was dry, I could use a chalkboard marker to write whatever I wanted on the surface. Finally, I added some flower embellishments and a piece of thick, rustic twine to the top. That’s it!close up
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