Sunday, February 3, 2013

Chalkboard Art for Valentine's Decorating

Although the post title states Valentine's decorating, I suppose you could this phrase all year long if you wanted to.  All you need is love, love is all you need.  No truer words could be spoken in song by the Beatles.  While browsing Pinterest, I noticed a lot of people using Beatles songs for their chalkboard art...I love it!
Mr. Bear seems to be smiling in approval of the chalkboard art that is hung above him...or maybe its his flower made with cupcake liners that he holds in his hand.  I found the idea HERE.  So sweet, but very time consuming!
To create my chalk masterpiece I used white chalk only.  I wrote out the complete phrase first and then went over it several times to make it more bold.  The "love" was gone over probably about 4 or 5 times.  To make the white area that the "love" sits in I simply turned the piece of chalk on its side and ran it across the surface and then rubbed it with my finger tips to make it blend better.
To create the shadow effect I used a damp paper towel and removed the chalk back to the black chalkboard color. Cool huh?  And just for a little added Valentine's detail, I dotted the I(s) with hearts.
Only 11 more days till Love Day!  Good thing we decorated early so we could enjoy all the colors of Valentine's Day a little longer.

It doesn't have to be done all at once.  It is a slow process in the works! C-ya next time!

I'm Linking to:

Under the Table and Dreaming by Stephanie Lynn

The Self Sufficient Home Acre 
The Chicken Chick
Between Naps on the Porch
DIY Home Sweet Home
Keeping it Simple

Thrifty Decor Chick

Not Just a Housewife
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

Lil’ Luna
Clean and Scentsible
Green Eggs and Goats
Lady Behind the Curtain 

4 You with Love

Two Yellow Birds Decor

Tatertots and Jello
Joyful Stamper

Positively Splendid
I Heart Nap Time

Or So She Says 
Your Homebased Mom 

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  1. Love your chalkboard art and would love to have you come over to Finding the Pretty & Delicious Linky party and share!

  2. I really love your chalkboard art; it is perfect for this coming Valentine’s Day...and makes your valentines a very romantic one.

  3. What a great project! Gotta love Beatles tunes. One of our dogs is named Martha just like Paul McCartney's dog (from the song, "Martha my dear!"). I'm hosting a loving valentine's day party and I'd love for you to join in.

    I'm following along on GFC so I can keep up with your latest creations!


  4. I'm LOVE this project. Beatles songs are always great inspirations! One of our dogs is named Martha like Paul McCartney's Dog (from "Martha my dear"). I'm hosting a loving valentine's day party and I'd love for you to join in.

    I'm following along on GFC so I can keep up with your latest creations and inspirations.


  5. Beautiful! Thank you so much for linking up on the Farmhouse Style Blog Hop!

  6. YEA! Thanks for sharing at the Loving Valentine's Day Party! I'm so glad you did!


  7. Hi! I found you via Pinterest and really like your blog. I'll add it to my blogroll for a while. Come and visit me @ inside9B. ;)
    (although I post in German most of the time, I have the translator on my blog)

  8. Cute project! Thanks for the tutorial.


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