Simulated Chalkboard Labels and Other Things

I’m on page 50 of the handbook with only 40-some left to go. I need to get with it.
In plant news, the hanging basket plants that were on death’s door are getting better:

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The bizarre find of the day:

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Though it’s hard to see, someone carved Patt into the door frame. This was hitherto unnoticed by us, but has been there a long time, as whoever did the bad varnish job varnished over it. Thank you Patt.
In organization news, I organized the bathroom cabinet:

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And in failed projects I learned that liquid nails does not stick to rope.

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The goal is to wrap the garbage can in it. Google says to try hot glue, which is packed, so might be easier to buy a new gun.
And now for the craft success. I got my cook book covers done:

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How did I do it? First I covered them in wrapping paper (and rubber cement), then I printed out my patterns while that dried – and cut them out:

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The shape I stole from a website selling chalk board stickers and then I enlarged it. The font is by Kimberly G (I forget her name) but I paid 5$ for it a bit back. I went ahead and printed this out because my hand lettering sucks.
I cut the “labels” out of black card stock, then flipped the words over and “colored” over them with a number 2 pencil.

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Then, centered them on the label…

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And traced them with the same pencil, pressing fairly hard.

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When I was done I had this:

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Ta da! Like the old carbon paper. To simulate chalk I used white paint and a tiny brush:

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Then when they dried (which was hard to wait for!) I glued them on:

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A layer of clear contact paper later, and they are kitchen ready. Now to get a red folder for that cook book of mom’s…
And it’s now almost 4 so I really need to hit the hay. Have a good one!
Jo 🙂
PS – bonus sunset pics:

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About Joleene Naylor

An independent author, freelance artist, and photographer for fun who loves anime, music, and writing. Check out my vampire series Amaranthine at http://JoleeneNaylor.com or drop me a line at Joleene@JoleeneNaylor.com

2 responses to “Simulated Chalkboard Labels and Other Things”

  1. dm yates says :

    Wow, the house is looking great. AND you’ve given me some ideas for my cookbook covers.

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