I'm really excited to bring you a project I just finished this weekend that I couldn't wait to make. Since it was my first time doing this, there are some things I know now from doing it that I may try to go back and fix. But as a first attempt, I think it turned out pretty decent. And it was fun!
Here are the tools I used for my project:
First I took my canvas board and painted it with two coats of acrylic paint of any choice. I chose just some cheap paint that was under $1 in a nice turquoise color.
After I let the paint dry for an hour or two, I then masked off around the border with my masking tape.
This started to become a bit frustrating so I decided to just eye it when I went to placing the masking tape on. I had to adjust a few squares as I went along. They aren't all completely perfect, but they were really close enough.
And this was the finished product hanging on the wall. I printed out on the computer the days of the week in a chalkboard font and glued them to the board under the month and year space. Then I filled in the dates and the month. *Note-it is not fun, easy or amusing to use your child's huge sidewalk chalk to do this part. I was so frustrated beyond compare. I didn't have smaller chalk, so this was what I had to work with. it was a pain, trust me. Once I find the smaller chalk, I will redo the numbers and be able to add more events tot he calender. But can't you see the sheen on it? I couldn't get a better photo with the light. But it's good enough. You get the point.