So as I said last week, I was in a blog slump.
Nothing was sounding good to me, I had no ambition to create anything new and then my one planned project that I was using this for:
Just another blah moment last week to add to my blog blahs.
So I got out my Goodwill frame again.
Can you tell which is which? Pretty close, huh??
I then sprayed the adhesive to the cardboard part of the frame and to the back of the wrapping paper and paper bags ( the wrapping paper is in the middle section, paper bags on the sides) as well and this is how it looked:
I smoothed out most of the wrinkles and tucked in the paper where I couldn’t cut anymore to fit into the frame.
Then I added this to the top after spraying the back with adhesive as well as the paper it is going to be sticking to:
Then it sat and dried overnight.
I wanted to make sure it was completely dry before I did anything else as I am going to be hanging this on a wall.
But here is the kicker: I had no idea what I wanted to put on the chalkboard section.
I knew that I would be using my chalk pens because a) I already have them so no extra money spent and 2) I just love my chalk pen.
Then came my inspiration via Pinterest.
I saw this adorable piece of artwork and pinned it to my board just last week:
PICTURE IS GONE BECAUSE HELLO LAWSUIT.
Go to the blog link below to see the inspiration.
And check out the blogger behind this here
It is artwork with the words to your favorite song! It could be a wedding song, or a song you and a friend used to sing at the top of your lungs driving down an old country road….”I’m a cowboy, on a steel horse I ride……” sorry, I was reminiscing….anyway, I remembered this and immediately knew what I was going to do.
The hubs and I never really had “a song” the first three years we were dating. There was never any music playing when big events happened so nothing to pinpoint a song for us that represented our relationship which is pretty ironic considering how much we both love music. But after a tumultuous third year of dating (which included breaking up once (him), getting engaged, then breaking up again (me)) we found “our song” playing on the radio one summer day. To make a long story short, my husband and I dated briefly when we were 23, broke up, made up and became friends (he was even at my first wedding) and then dated nine years later when I was again single and were a couple for almost four years when we got married five years ago.
Are you keeping up?
I know, it is kind of complicated.
Anyway, this “song” was playing on the radio:
Got out my chalk pens and chalk.
Went online and printed the exact lyrics to the song.
And wrote the entire song by hand with regular old chalk. Now, if you know me by now, you must know that I have terrible hand writing. I really do. But I decided I wanted to write this myself because I know that it would mean a lot to my husband if I did and I didn’t want it to be perfect. So I just went for it, I mean if it was really bad, I could just paint over it, right? So I did this free hand. No ruler involved just writing the lyrics as I read them off the paper (some I knew by heart) and this is how it turned out. You can see some of the eraser marks but that’s okay, I like the look of it. Kind of like a board in a coffee house or something.
And here it is with the chalk pen! That pen makes even the worst handwriting look good. So it is a magic pen.
Here is the final product:
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