Let me first wish you all a very happy, healthy and prosperous new year ahead 🙂
I made a few chalk board fridge magnets a while back. Here is a not-so-great picture of those.
Can you see the Heart that I have written with chalk?! 😀
Here is a very simple way of making a chalk board paint at home:
You will need:
One part of water
Two parts of Plaster of Paris (PoP)
Three parts of Acrylic paint (any colour of your choice)
Mix all these three ingredients and voila! your chalk board paint is ready to use. Apply it on any surface you like. Let it dry. Apply two or three more layers depending upon the look of the surface and your DIY chalk board is ready…
You will see that I have used only black paint and the reason is not just that Black is one of my favourite colours but also because I made a lot of chalk board paint and I din’t want to waste it… 😆 😆
TIP: Keep fan off while working with this paint as due to PoP, this paint dries up fast. Dexterity will help 😉
Here are some more chalk boards that I created. Have a look:
This one is my favourite 🙂
Hope you like these… there are some more in making. Will share in a few days!
Cub wanted to tie n dye a tee shirt for herself but I was a bit skeptical for her to use traditional methods which use boiling of dyes. Hence, we both tried tie n dye with acrylic paints.
White (or any light shaded) tee shirt
Acrylic paints, brush and palette
Water (to dip the t-shirt initially and also for the paints and brush)
Old plastic sheet to cover the working space
First dip the tee shirt into the water and wring it dry. This will help in gripping the paints when applied. Once done, lay it flat on the plastic sheet that you have used to cover the working space. Now, pinch the t-shirt with from the center and swirl it as shown in the picture no. 2. Complete the swirl and it will look like a flat pan cake (picture no. 3). Now, apply rubber bands to hold this swirl in place (Picture no. 4). Also, these rubber bands would not allow the colour to be taken on the fabric (i.e. it will resist the colour). once done, apply acrylic colours (a little runny so that it will be soaked up by the fabric). Use whichever shades you like, we have used the primary colours. Once done, let the pan-cake to dry for a few hours. Remove the rubber band and see how the pattern has come out.
And this is how it turned out. 🙂 More brighter colours would have been better, I guess. But cub was happy with even this. 🙂
That’s all for now. Ciao till the next post. Take care and be safe 🙂