So as I said last week, I was in a blogging slump.
I had no ambition to create anything new and the one planned project that I was using this for:
So I got out my Goodwill frame again.
Can you tell which is which?
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:
I let this sit overnight because I wanted to make sure it was completely dry before I did anything else since I’m 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 and 2) I 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.
It’s artwork with the lyrics of 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……”.
My husband and I never really had “a song” for the first three years we were dating.
But after a tumultuous third year of dating, we found “our song” while listening to 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 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’s kind of complicated.
Anyway, this “song” was playing on the radio:
Bless The Broken Road by Rascal Flatts
I got out my chalk pens and chalk.
I 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 handwriting.
But I really wanted to write this myself so I just went for it.
I mean if it was really bad, I could just paint over it, right?
I really like the look of this.
Kind of like a board in a coffee house or something.
Here it is all done!