Canvas Chalkboard w/ Vinyl Letters


I am sure you can tell that I have a small (well, maybe not so small) obsession with chalkboards.  I have painted just about everything you can imagine with chalkboard paint.  Well, now I have yet another favorite thing…patterned vinyl.  It is so fun, versatile, and you can use it on virtually any surface.  I decided to marry the two and came up with this fun canvas hanging for Kate’s room…she is currently going by Katie, because she is 9 going on 16.  
Here is how I made mine…
Okay, first…did you know that they make chalkboard spray paint?  Ummm…I didn’t, and now that I have found it, well…watch out!  I may turn every surface in my house into a chalkboard!
I started by spray painting a plain old canvas with my chalkboard spray paint.
(It took about 3 coats, and dries very quickly)
This is what it should look like after it dries.
Next, I cut my patterned vinyl on my Cricut machine.  
You can cut your letters by hand if you don’t have one…no big!


I pealed the paper off of the back of the vinyl letters and stuck them directly to the canvas.
Then, I wrote “Please Knock” with one of the coolest inventions ever!
This is absolutely the coolest invention…especially for a chalkboard addict like myself! 
It is a chalk pen!  Yes, you can write with it, and erase it with a wet cloth!
 It’s writes so much prettier than chalk, even though I still love chalk for some things.
Wondering where you can get some of the fabulous patterned vinyl that I used today?  
Mine is from Springfed Vinyl!  They have the most amazing patterns available!
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  1. says

    I love you and your Chalkboard obsession! You come up with the cutest ideas Jess! This is by far a great one, I bet she Loves it! I love the vinyl letters touch as well! Super Duper Cute!!

  2. Tamie erwin says

    I tried another project with vinyl and chalkboard and when I tried to rub the final on it peeled the chalkboard paint off – do you have a suggestion for that??


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