Friday, January 17, 2014

Chalkboard Globe

Happy Friday, to you! 
I am so soo very excited to share my chalkboard globe with you today. 
One of my assignments for the Maya Road Booth was to "make something into a chalkboard". I had been dying to alter one of my globes for quite a while so it seemed like the obvious choice. I started out with a brightly colored, flat globe (without the elevation bumps/ridges) because I wanted it to be an easy surface to write on. I then, chose a phrase to cut out in vinyl with my Cameo. The font is called Arsenale White.  And this is how it looked pre-paint...

I loved the way this looked and I really didn't want to mess up this beautiful globe, but I had to press on despite my fears. From this point, I made sure that the vinyl was stuck down really, really well, I taped off all the metal, primed the globe, and gave it a few coats of chalkboard paint before removing the vinyl and painters tape. I decorated the base and added a sweet little plane to the top and this is how it turned out...

I can't wait for it to return to me. I have just the spot in my dining room for it. 

You can find a complete supply list for this project in my post on the Maya Road DT Blog.

Thanks for stopping by!