Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Deflecto Blog Hop and Giveaway

Designer Crafts Connection members were challenged for a second time this month to create with a cube organizer and a frame from deflecto.  Each of us received the following:

I love doodling with markers, so I spent time on the frame.  I'm loving all the adult coloring books in the stores and thought I could do something similar that would be easy to share with everyone.  Since the frame has a black border, I came up with a "mock" chalkboard.  Here it is....

I created the 5" x 7" artwork in a Word doc then printed it out.  (You can find a copy of what I used in the "Images for Personal Use" tab here on my blog, but you can use any image, or design.) To center the wording inside the frame, I placed the frame, front side down on top of the paper, drew around the outside of the frame, then cut it out.

The next step is to place the artwork in the frame then trace over the design with a white marker.

Since the frame is acrylic and you'll be drawing on the front of the frame, you'll need to use markers that will work on the slick surface.  ZIG® Painty, Elmer's Painter® or Sharpie® markers are an excellent choice, but for this project I used Bistro Chalk Marker™s from Marvy Uchida.  They work well and if I mess up I can start over - always a good thing.  Painty and Sharpie are oil based and can be removed from glass or ceramic with something like nail polish remover, but not acrylic; at least in my experience.

Step 1 is to trace over the letters and the design with white then use colors to create doodly type designs inside the letters.  They were simply dots, lines, swirls and zig zag.  You can find lots of ideas for chalk style lettering on Pinterest if you get stuck.

Step 2 is to remove your design sheet and replace it with a 6" x 8" piece of black cardstock. Now your design is really going to stand out.  I added some dots on the corners, then free handed some white curly q's around the black border.

Did you notice how the markers fit perfectly inside the cube storage!  I didn't decorate the cube this time.... I like to see what's inside the drawers and I plan to purchase more to stack together.  I have so many things spread all over my craft room that I can use them for!

Don't forget to enter our giveaway!  You can win your own organizer and frame.  All you have to do is comment on as many designer blogs as you like, "like" the deflecto Facebook page then enter using the Rafflecopter widget that is on the DCC blog @  It's part of the DCC webring, so if you "hop forward" (using the blue logo in my sidebar) to see what everyone else has created, you'll easily find it.  That's it for now... enjoy!  Y'all come back now..........

Yours truly,
Julie :)



  1. Thanks so much for this great idea! I love how switching to the black paper makes the colors pop!

  2. Beautiful! Love the ink colors!

  3. So cute! I love Deflecto products.

  4. Anonymous8/27/2015

    love the frame, love the saying. great project.

  5. This is really cool, Julie! It looks perfect, like it came out of a book! Fun the way you used the cube for storing markers.

  6. Anonymous8/27/2015

    I LOVE the frame & the PRETTY decorated sentiment!
    G'ma Nancy
    sapps2luv (at) yahoo (dot) com

  7. I love what you have done with the frame! The sentiment is lovely as well. An awesome and inspiring project!

  8. Love it! What a cute idea! Thanks for the tutorial. :)