I am super super excited about today's project!! I have been LOVING the wood slices cut from trees for a while now and have seen so many fun things with them! In fact I recently gathered up a few logs myself and I have a friend cutting them into slices for me!! Amanda is showing us how to create a chalkboard wood slice and then she even takes it a step further and shows us a darling way to use it as a display board! I cannot wait to create this project myself as soon as I get my wood slices!! Thanks for the darling idea and tutorial Amanda!

Hi Friends! I have a fun project for you today that requires two of my favorite supplies: paper and paint.  I have been so inspired by all of the amazing layouts Maggie and the design team  have been creating, I thought it would be fun to put a crafty spin on the traditional paper layout.

To start, I began painting my wood slice with chalkboard paint. I found it works best to first create a thin outline all the way around using a small paintbrush. Once your  outline is created, continue painting the entire wood top. I left a inch of wood showing around the edge, which keeps the natural look.

While I waited for the paint to dry, I started laying out my instax photo's and began working on my layout. 

To create the banner, I used two of the styleboard embellished gold studs and a thin piece of lace . The studs pushed right into the wood holding the lace into place.  Once the banner was set , I  added my photos with mini clothespins and began layering with paper cut outs and embellishments. I love layering and adding different textures together. 

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After everything was in place, I used a regular piece of chalk to create a dashed boarder. However when writing out the words, I found that it works best to use a chalk pencil vs a regular piece of chalk.  

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I hope this project inspires you to have fun with your layouts, finding new ways to display your photos! 

One important tip >>  when using chalkboard paint for the first time on a project, make sure you season your board before writing. Seasoning is when you lay a piece of chalk on its side chalking your entire area. Once the paint has been covered with chalk, wipe off with a damp towel. This will prevent and make sure your first writing does not leave any permanent etchings.

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Happy Thursday!

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