Step 2) Pour in 1/4 C. of the
Pepto Bismol Bright Magenta craft paint.
Step 3) Add 1.5 teaspoons of white acrylic craft paint.
At that point, I really liked the color, but I was going for perfection, and I had the Pantone website up and was trying my very best to match what I saw on the screen. I could tell I needed to mute it slightly with some black.
Step 4) Add 1/8 teaspoon black acrylic craft paint.
Step 5) Stir for a couple minutes with a cheap paintbrush or stick.
You will need between 1 and 3 coats depending on your medium. For my wooden calendar, I used 3 coats on top of a piece of 1/8″ MDF (I primed with Zinsser water-based primer).
I also used it on some cardboard cereal boxes and made chalkboard Chinese take-out boxes. I’ve been planning to do this for my daughter to take to school as gifts and was excited to have some Honeysuckle to use!
This time I only did one layer, and I did not prime it. I just cut the box and painted directly on the inside with the chalkboard paint. Then I used the Chinese take-out box pattern I designed and cut it out.
So with that one bowl of Honeysuckle, I covered a 28″x18″ board x 3 coats, and a 12″x15″ cardboard box x 3! Total cost for this chalkboard paint project is about $.35. I can handle that. 🙂
This opens up SO many new chalkboard color possibilities! I’d love to hear what you’re chalking up!
Update: I was asked how long I let each coat dry since the spray paint chalkboard stuff says to let it dry one day between coats. Truth-be-told, I’m super impatient, and I was in a rush! I painted each layer, then used my blow dryer to dry it until it was really dry to sight and touch. Seriously dries really fast! Just like any old acrylic paint project! Yet another advantage to DIY’ing! Sweet. 😉