Using Chalkboard Paint in Scrapbooking

Chalkboard paint is a hot trend right now and it is a medium that I am definitely loving! You can find inspiration for chalkboard paint DIY projects all over pinterest these days and it is a fun thing to incorporate into your home decor! When Amercian Crafts came out with their own line of chalkboard paint I was super excited to try it in my scrapbooking projects too! Jessy has a darling layout to share with us today using the black chalkbaord paint and shows us just how versatile this medium is!

Lately, I have really enjoyed looking at chalkboard craft and that sparked an idea I wanted to create with the American Crafts Chalkboard Paint

Here is the layout that I'll be sharing a simple step-by-step today! 

First, use a wet wipe and dip into the gesso. Spread it all around the patterned paper.


Once the gesso is dried, used a new wet wipe and spread the chalkboard paint evenly by forming a square frame in the middle.


Next, sew all around the square frame. I sewed twice for mine.


After that, trim 1.5" of the patterned paper and adhere it onto a white cardstock. I have also decided to use the white and gold glitter tape to enhance the edges. All I did was to adhere the tapes under the patterned paper. 


I used some white mist and splattered the edges. It looked awesome on the chalkboard paint.


After all that, I used the polka dot black & white patterned paper to just paste it in the middle of the painted chalkboard paint. Be sure you trim it a little smaller so you can see the paint and the white thread. 

I absolutely love the gold rub-ons and decided to use them on the layout as well. QUICK TIP >> Be sure to cut the words/images before you rub it onto the layout. You will avoid the rest of the images getting "rub" onto the layout by accident that way. And of course it is easier for you to plan your placement too!


Here is the completed layout again. I added a silhouette die-cut flower, vellum & chipboard shapes to complete my layout. 


Here are some close-ups: 



Once again, thank you for letting me share with you today! Hope you enjoyed today's simple step-by-step! Happy Scrapping :) Xoxo Jessy

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Happy Thursday!


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  • kristi boyd
    August 7, 2014 at 7:38 am

    love this layout!!! any chance you could share which flower die cut you used??
    thank you for creating!!!

  • Bernii Miller
    August 7, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    What a sweet layout!! Great idea with the chalkboard paint ♥

  • Amelia
    August 7, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    WOW! Your pages are just BEAUTIFUL! I adore this!

  • Jessy Christopher
    August 8, 2014 at 3:23 am

    Thanks Kristi! Here’s the link for the die cut:

  • Jessy Christopher
    August 8, 2014 at 9:16 am

    Thanks Bernii for your kind comments all the time!

  • Jessy Christopher
    August 8, 2014 at 9:17 am

    Thanks Amelia!

  • Lynnda Hosni
    August 8, 2014 at 6:28 pm

    Beautiful layout!!

  • kim Stewart
    August 8, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    Love this technique jessy! The white splatters and stitching make such a pretty texture over the chalk paint!

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