Good day, bloggy friends, faithful followers, and new visitors! Is it cold where you are? We officially had frost on the pumpkin this morning and I know some places nearby even had SNOW! I’m not ready to give up fall quite yet. Speaking of fall, have you seen this?
Mr. Autumn Man
Too funny. I love fall, don’t get me wrong. But doesn’t it seem like it’s getting a little out of hand? I mean, this season just makes people lose their minds a little, I think. From the myriad of ways to bedazzle a pumpkin, to the fall coffee flavors, the use of the word “cozy,” and the way people get excited about putting on a sweater…it all just kinda cracks me up. Funny story: my husband and I were having dinner at an outdoor locale in early September and there was a slight–and I mean slight–chill in the air. Mind you, we were still comfortable without jackets, and in the sunshine it was downright warm. We noticed a woman strolling across the park nearby. She was in jeans, a duster coat, and had a scarf on, and she almost seemed to be kicking at leaves on the ground (even though none had fallen yet) as she held hands with her boyfriend and ambled slowly along. You could almost hear her saying, “Feel that chill in the air? I just love fall,” as she inhaled deeply. She was so clearly overdressed, that you just had to notice her. My husband remarked, “Now there’s a woman who’s ready for fall.” Maybe you had to be there…but it cracked us up. Anyway. People freakin’ love fall.
So…here’s some artwork I made to honor this beloved season. I had two pictures that I’ve never loved, but I liked their burlap sides. Here they are before:
So I sprayed the painted canvas parts black, downloaded some chalkboard fonts, and here’s how they turned out:
Fall Chalkboard Art
Nap Rating = 1 nap (not including dry time)
Tools & Materials
- Black spray paint
- Sharpie paint pen in white
- Painter’s tape
- Hot glue gun
- Faux fall accents like silk leaves (I got mine on clearance at Jo-Ann’s)
- Spray paint your canvas black and let dry.
- Meanwhile, download the chalkboard fonts you like (I got a lot of great ideas from Pinterest just by searching “chalkboard fonts”), then print out the words and phrases you want.
- Using the pencil transfer technique, transfer your phrase to the canvas.
- Trace over the pencil lines with the Sharpie paint pen and fill them in.
- Attach faux fall foliage to the edges of the canvas using a hot glue gun, or if desired, wire on a small glass bottle by poking small holes through the canvas and twisting the wire in the back. Just be careful not to tear the canvas by tightening it too much.
Hope you’re enjoying the season! Until next time…