I have some fall craft ideas that I have been itching to do. I love to do chalkboard art and I have been wanting to make a scarecrow, so I combined the two ideas and this is what came from that!
I love Moroccan / quatrefoil frames. I have a hard time finding them, so I decided to design one. With the help of my awesome hubby, we designed and cut out this layered frame out of MDF.
I do sell them on my ETSY shop if you are interested.
First I spray painted the frames with my favorite Heirloom white paint. I had to spray them a few times to cover them evenly.
After the paint dried, I lightly sanded the frame to rough it up a bit.
I like to use a faux glaze that I have tinted with some brown acrylic paint to give it a bit of antiqued look. I usually apply it to the areas I have sanded and a bit here and there - I wipe it off rather quickly with a rag so it doesn't give it a smeared look. If you want more of an antiqued look you could use the tinted faux glaze all over the frame.
Then, I add the chalkboard art. I have a tutorial demonstrating how I like to do chalkboard art HERE if you are interested.
I fit the chalkboard art in the frame and glued it in using a few spots of hot glue.
Now the fun part - finding a good place to put it!
Have you started decorating for fall yet?
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