How to Make Altered Blackboard W/Swirlydoos July Kit 2016

by Swirlydoos Kit Club

How to create a Blackboard from the Swirlydoos July 2016 Moments Captured kit, using the Main, Mediums, Flower & Embellishment Add On Kits.


  • Swirlydoos July 2016 Main Kit
  • Swirlydoos July 2016 Flower kit Add on
  • Swirlydoos July 2016 Mediums kit Add on
  • swirlydoos July 2016 Embellishment kit
  • Petaloo Botanica Vintage Velvet Dogwood - Teal
  • ColorBok 12x12 Chalkboard Paper 'Blackboard'
  • Indigo Blu Gee-sso Good Black
  • SIL craft ribbon
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    This is the Plywood that came in the Mediums Add On kit with the July 2016 Moments Captured kit. This is going to altered into a Blackboard!

    Step 2

    Paint all around the edges and sides of the plywood with Black Gesso. Using a Crop-o-dile put two hanging holes on one side of the Plywood.

    Step 3

    Cover one side of the Plywood with a 12"x12" piece of 'Chalk Board' paper. Re-punch through the holes you made before so the paper is punched too.

    Step 4

    Use a kraft doily from the Main kit and cut in half. Using one of the applicator ends on the Finnabair brushes in the mediums kit, add some texture with the Art Alchemy Opal Blue Gold paint.

    Step 5

    I then started arranging my clusters, this is the start of the small one in the top right corner. The Teal Petaloo flowers are from a previous Swirlydoos kit.

    Step 6

    The main cluster I start in the bottom left corner. I arranged some flowers, Fabric badge clock & string around the cut doily. I add some Salvage District ephemera & the Kaisercraft packaging label.

    Step 7

    I added flowers and leaves with various stem lengths to poke into the cluster to add height and length. The ephemera I distressed and inked the edges.

    Step 8

    Add a Petaloo Kraft butterfly to each cluster and string bows.

    Step 9

    I cu the fastening ends off of the brads so they are completely flat and glued them onto my blackboard.

    Step 10

    I finished off by gently brushing over the tips of flowers with the Blue Gold Art alchemy paint and splattering a little around the clusters onto the board.

    Step 11

    I used some rustic ribbon from my stash to hang the Blackboard with. Just poke it through the holes and secure with knots.

    Step 12

    Wrap some of the string from the Petaloo flowers in the Flower Add On around a piece of chalk....

    Step 13

    ....and tie around the ribbon handle so it hangs down the Blackboard ready to use.

    Step 14

    The finished Blackboard!

    Step 15

    A close up. For more photos visit my blog

    Step 16

    This is a Design Team creation made for Swirydoos Kit Club. Find out more about our monthly scrapbook kits & to subscribe visit