So, keeping things simple . . . with The Greeting Farm Garden Variety Tuesday!! I made a card with 'faux' chalkboard paint!! Just plain simple black background with a white 'chalk' Gracie stamped on! I used a white gelato to stamp her originally. I needed to turn up the color though and I used my favorite white gel pen to go over her lines and doodle around her! Simple and fun!! (Even though the chalkboard was super fun, it was very hard to photograph without major glare!)
I also added in the little present. I made the little box with a Linnie Blooms canvas piece. I water colored the canvas and then glued on the ribbon!!
Then I wanted to play more with the 'faux' chalkboard!! Here is my favorite summer herb . . . basil!! I used Linnie Blooms canvas pieces to make the basil leaves!!
First, I covered the canvas pieces in gesso and the paper with black paint.
My second step was watercoloring the green onto the canvas leaves. I mixed in a couple of different greens and the canvas took the color really well!
I wanted to add a little more texture to the 'basil' leaves. So I used my handy dandy Distress Ink and a fun Christy Tomlinson stencil! When they were dry I glued them onto the paper and finished off the journal page!
A couple of weeks ago I found some plain wooden frames at The Queen of Hearts Antique and Interiors store in Alpharetta!! I adore that place!! I painted them up with some Annie Sloan chalk paint, strung some wire from the frames. Now I can hang my little pieces to dry or display! Fun crafty time around here . . . now to just hang them on the wall!
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