Tuesday, January 8, 2013

faux chalkboard sign...

another faux project,--you might remember this quote from an earlier post.  after reading lucy's post yesterday, i played around with picmonkey.


here's what i did. -- first, grab a free chalkboard background download.


then, i  uploaded the chalkboard background into picmonkey and added the wreath, fading the wreath a bit. 
i love this wreath, which can be found in the christmas theme section, under wreathery.  but there are tons of free images to use on picmonkey-so be sure to check them out:)  

the last step is to add the text.  the cute font i used is only available on picmonkey, if you upgrade to their royale membership.   if you have the upgrade, you can add the text in picmonkey--easy peasy.   the upgrade -$4.99 a month, --gives you access to more fonts and images than the basic free program has to offer.

but, i don't have that, so, i saved my design to my computer. 


i  downloaded the "janda stylish script font here and added the text to the design using photoshop.  if you don't have photoshop-- here is a free program- gimpyou can use, to add the text.  


these can be printed out and added to frames, for papercrafting, like tags, labels, cards or used on your blog, ect.  

today's beautiful blog is passionate for white :)

gotta run--thanks for looking!

  
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21 comments:

  1. Thanks for the how to! I appreciate it.. Love the blog you shared as well. Have a great day!

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  2. I just love how clever you are! Darling image!

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  3. I can think of a lot of uses for this. Thanks for sharing. I want to let you know that I changed my URL and Blog Title. I am afraid I have lost my followers because of it. You were following me before at JocelynesTeaParties. I am now at http://mylittlechouchou.blogspot.com if wish to continue to follow my blog. I hope you will.

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  4. A really, really cute idea! Love it- xo Diana

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  5. Very creative fun, Lynn. I always love your ideas.
    Mary Alice

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  6. That looks great, Lynn! I want to do a faux chalkboard with some black foam board. I just need to find a stencil I really, really like, since I don't want to have to change it out too often. Although, it would just be the foam board that would be changed.

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  7. I love it . . . and aren't you a clever gal :)

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  8. I just looked at picmoney this last weekend for the first time, I would love to upgrade, but it is a little steep, love your wreath, I did not find the clip art yet, headed back to look!

    Oh, so excited you plan on attending the dress form ball!

    Carol

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  9. What a creative blend of projects you are always coming up with. This is a fun idea. Thanks for the download link. I will use that for sure! Hope you are doing well!
    Liz

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  10. Thank you so much Lynn for sharing this! LOVE this idea yours looks so pretty too!
    xx
    Anne

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  11. I love this! I can't wait to give it a try:) Thanks for the great tutorial and the info about the products. Happy New Year!!

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  12. Love the idea of faux chalkboard art! With my lack of computer skills, it would probably be quicker for me to actually draw the letters with chalk. :@

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  13. I've been wondering where to get the fun chalkboard background, thanks for the tip! Now I just need to decide where to display your print. :) Thanks Lynn!

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  14. This is so fun, Lynn!! Thanks for sharing :)

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  15. Love this project, perfect.!

    Cynthia

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  16. Very nice Lynn.love this....sujatha:):):)

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  17. I'm so impressed! I've been wanting to try something like this-thanks for the info :)
    Susan

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  18. This is such a beautiful and clever idea! I love Pic Monkey! (Sorry I am late getting by this week). ~Diane

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  19. You always have the greatest ideas. I've missed visiting your blog. Happy New Year!

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  20. Lynn this is lovely; and you are such a smart girl with computers too:). This is a perfect fit for your personal style which I LOVE...!!!!

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