Friday, March 16, 2018

Etched Chalkboard Slate

This project was created for the etchall® & StencilGirl blog hop.  Each designer received product to create a project using etchall re-usable etching crème and stencil spray together with their choice of stencils from StencilGirl. 

Most people think of glass, or mirror as a surface for etching, so I thought it would be fun to show how etching creme can also be used to etch designs on slate...

You will need the following supplies:
  • etchall® etching crème
  • etchall® reposition/reuse stencil spray
  • etchall® squeegee
  • StencilGirl Stencil
  • Chalkboard
  • Waverly chalk paint - White
  • 18 gauge wire - 15"
  • Folk Art glitter paint - Unicorn
  • Foam brush
  • Painters/masking tape


1. Following directions on the container, spray the back of the stencil with stencil spray. Place inside a box to avoid overspray, or spray outside, weather and temperature permitting.  Let dry for a few minutes.  The stencil will become tacky.

2. Position the stencil on the chalkboard then press firmly in place using the squeegee. Tape around the edges of the stencil and cover exposed areas of the chalkboard.


3.  Pour etching creme onto the painters tape above the stencil, then spread over all open areas with the squeegee. Let sit for 15 mins.


4.  etchall etching creme is reusable. After 15 mins, scrape the creme back into the container.  Remove any remaining residue with a damp paper towel, or cloth then remove the tape and stencil. Wipe over the slate one more time if needed.


5.  Position tape on top of the slate along the inside edge of the frame, then paint the frame with chalk paint. Chalk paint requires no prep, so you can paint directly on top of the wood. When the paint is dry, remove the tape. 


6.  Spread glitter paint sparingly on top of the frame to create a sparkly, frosty look. Let dry then make two holes at the top of the frame; one in each corner.  Use a small screw and screwdriver to make the hole. Push the tip of the screw into the wood then use the screwdriver to turn the screw thru to the opposite side.  Back the screw out of the wood.


7.  To create the hanger, wrap one end of the wire around the foam brush handle to curl. Push the opposite end thru the hole in front of the frame, curve then push thru the hole from the back to the front at the other corner.  Curl the end.  Option: Place a small washer over each opening, so the curled wire doesn't scratch the paint.

8.  Use colored chalk to write the word "Winter" at the top of the slate and the month and day at the bottom.  My granddaughter also thought it would be fun to dot the letter "I" in Winter with an adhesive acrylic jewel and we also added one to each button.

This side of the frame is for the Winter season, which ends on March 20th. The other side can easily be decorated for Spring and a second chalkboard can be decorated for Summer and Fall.

Stencils are a great way to add custom, etched designs to many surfaces using etchall® etching crème. This project is one of many created for the StencilGirl & etchall blog hop.  A list of all the participating blogs is below featuring some wonderful projects. I hope we've inspired you to try some of these ideas for yourself - Time to get your creativity on!

One lucky winner will receive an etchall® Glass Etching Bee-ginner Kit,
reposition/reuse stencil spray
AND a $25 Gift Certificate to StencilGirl Products!

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Then be sure to visit the other blogs in the hop and comment to win.
The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN!
One winner will be chosen at random from all blog comments!
(One comment per blog please.)
You have until Tuesday, March 20th at 11:59PM Central Time to leave your comments.
Winner will be announced on
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  1. Very cute seasonal sign - nice work!

  2. Absolutely darling! I never would have thought to etch a chalkboard!

  3. Such a creative idea to do this on slate. Thank you for the inspiration.

  4. This blog hop has been a revelation! I only thought of etching glass. I love the idea of etching a chalkboard! I'm definitely putting this on my list of projects.

  5. great sign, especially nice that you can still use it for dates and messages but leave it unchalked without being plain & boring

  6. How charming your
    chalkboard is. A
    great idea for the
    Carla from Utah

  7. I love the effect of the etching on the chalkboard. Such great ideas!

  8. its' so cute, slate is something I have not worked on yet, I think it's time I do.

  9. love the look on chalkboard!!

  10. You must love this crazy March weather. Your project is so cute. Love it

  11. Love the blackboard. I always
    have something hanging on my
    front door. This would be
    something that would fit the
    bill. Fun project.
    thanks for sharing

  12. Anonymous3/16/2018

    This looks great! The snowman is adorable. Thanks for the tutorial!

  13. hoping and hopping Bailey (at) BaileyFiberArt (dotcom)

  14. What a cute idea - especially great for kids! Thanks Julie!

  15. My goodness I love this project!! It's such a great idea and great size to do one for every season, or as a gifts for teachers!

  16. I didn't realize you could use it on a chalboard. Very cool.