Isn’t this guy just adorable! I added some quick edits with Photoshop using predominantly filters and blending modes, and minimal brush work. Sometimes creating an image can be somewhat of a surprise when the edit is complete. I love the way the white digitized into neon lines on black in the middle of his adorable face.
On a different note,
I will be relatively digital free this weekend, so I will think of this guy when I am in the desert. Some friends and I are meeting up in Utah to camp near Lake Powell and have so much fun on the water. I cannot wait to try out some of my backpacking gear! My companions are car camping pretty comfy. Nevertheless this is a great chance for me to familiarize myself with the gear I have acquired from my dad for my trip in late June. I hope to be mindful this weekend and become more aware of my camping and trekking needs.
There are a few ways to make custom chalkboard paint and create fun DIY signs, objects, organizers .. the list goes on an on. The following tutorials are linked to the images in this post. They will help open your eyes to the wonderful world of chalkboard ideas for your home. I encourage craft lovers to explore several ideas from others on how to make custom chalkboard paint, and what to DO with it.
1) Chalkboard Wall
Non-sanded grout + Latex paint in any color + Mixing cup or bucket + Brush or roller + Drill w/ paint mixer attachment = Chalkboard Wall Paint
2) Chalkboard Paint with Any Color
1/2 cup acrylic paint + 1 tablespoon unsanded grout + mixing cup or bowl + spoon + paint brush+ object or board you plan to paint on = Colorful DIY Chalkboard Paint
Once you choose the recipe to use and get the materials together, it is time to get creative. The Gallery below has some of my favorite DIY chalkboard ideas from pinterest. From what I have seen the sky is the limit on creative chalkboard ideas. ^_^
Check out more fun chalkboard DIY craft ideas on pinterest! To see the sites I drew these ideas from look below. *NOTE: hover your mouse over the link to see the title, which will refer to the topic of chalkboard paint craft ideas and tutorials from the www and will open in a new tab.
I’d like to thank the following domains for this awesome chalkboard paint ideas:
I was a craft lover and a nature wanderer growing up. I remember some of my favorite craft projects as a child began with gathering natural items on a hike. When we returned to the house I would create art with rocks, twigs, flowers, etc. I have been exploring DIY craft ideas that combine nature and craft time, to inspire future projects with kids. Click the pictures in the index below to go to the corresponding craft tutorial page:
1) Flower Texture Art
Construction paper + Oil Pastels + Wild flowers + glue = Flower Landscape
2) Maple Seed & Twig Art
Maple Seeds + Twigs + Paint + Hot Glue = Cute Nature creatures ie: Dragon Flies
White cement glue + Stones + Non-drying clay + Coffee stirrers + Paintbrushes = Rock AniPals
12) Flower Pound on Fabric
1 yard of white or off-white 100% cotton fabric + Alum + Washing Soda + Clean Bucket + Water + Old wooden cutting board + Iron + Ironing board + Scissors + Wax Paper + Masking Tape + Hammer + Flowers + Fine Tip Permanent Marking Pen or Fabric Pen = Custom Natural T-shirt Design
13) Hammered leaf and flower prints
flowers/ leaves + watercolor paper + selection of hammers + hard work surface + paper towels + scissors + a pen + tweezers/ toothpicks + tape + acrylic finishing spray = Natural prints on watercolor paper
14) Natural Candle Holder
Pressed Leaves or Flowers + Votive Cup + Tissue Paper + Decoupage Solution + Foam Brushes = Glowing Leaves
15) Whootastic Pinecone Owls
3 Open Pinecones + White craft stuffing + 1 sheet of brown felt + Large goggly eyes + Scissors + Hot Glue + A stick = Pinecone Owls
16) Andy Goldsworthy for Kids
assortment of leaves + glue + canvas = Leaf Mosaic
17) Autumn Crowns
duct tape + brown paper grocery bags + scissors + colorful mix of leaves, flowers, & misc. embellishments = Natural Crown
18) Printing with leaves
assortment of leaves + paint/ ink + paper = nature print
19) Twig & Bead Trees
paper beads + twigs + string + scissors + handsaw + drill w/ tiny bit + large-eyed needle = Handmade tree ornament