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Chalkboard Style Thanksgiving Placecards

By: Damask Love
October 23, 2017

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Chalkboard Style Thanksgiving Placecards
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This Kid’s Table just got a lot more colorful and a tad bit more sophisticated with the addition of DecoArt Extreme Sheen Metallic paints. 

For these easy placecards, I transformed simple wooden frames into chalkboards that the kids will love. 

Items needed:

  • DecoArt Extreme Sheen 2oz - Bronze
  • DecoArt Extreme Sheen 2oz - Copper
  • DecoArt Extreme Sheen 2oz - Rose Gold
  • Americana Acrylics 2oz - Mulberry
  • Americana Acrylics 2oz - Mustard Seed
  • Americana Acrylics 2oz - Canyon Orange
  • Americana Acrylics 2oz - Calypso Blue
  • Watercolor Paper
  • Leaf Dies
  • Die Cutting Machine
  • Paint Brushes
  • Mini Wood Frames
  • Chalk
  • Glue


My favorite way to use Extreme Sheen is to create metallic ombre, which is the perfect backdrop for making perfect paper leaves. 

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Start my brushing three shades of Extreme Sheen paint onto mixed media paper. Use the same brush for each shade – this will help blend each layer together.

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Allow the ombre paint to dry completely. Use a leaf shaped die and a manual die cutting machine to create paper leaves.

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Once you’ve got the leaves cut, it’s time to whip up some quick chalkboard frames. For these, I used Chalky Finish and Americana acrylic craft paints.

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These easy chalkboards will serve as great placecards, but will also keep the kiddos busy. Just leave a few pieces of chalk on the table and let them doodle during the big dinner!

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Be sure to visit Damask Love  for more projects and to learn more about Amber.


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