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Last month I was invited to a VIP breakfast for Plaid Crafts at CHA. This was really exciting as I had the opportunity to see some of the new products that will be hitting the craft market this summer. I’m a big fan of Plaid,  the manufactures of Mod Podge, Folk Art paint, and Martha Stewart craft products just to name a few!

As soon as I saw Plaid’s new chalkboard fabric paint, my head was spinning with ideas! You can make a chalkboard on anything from a pumpkin to a mason jar, but chalkboard paint will not work on fabric, well not until now!

This super awesome new paint will be available at  Hobby Lobby this July, and also at Plaid sent me a few samples to try out, so of course I created a video and you can see for yourself how fun this paint is!


I’ve tried many times, to create a dreamy chalkboard like the ones you see on Pinterest, making a chalkboard is the easy part, creating the beautiful lettering has been challenging. Once I painted an entire wall in my kitchen with chalkboard paint and then I attempted to write on it… my handwritting  looked so lame that I ended up painting over the entire wall again with regular paint.  I wanted my tee shirt to look amazing, but the thought of attempting chalkboard lettering again gave me anxiety, so I decided to give myself a quick 101 course in chalkboard lettering, I googled, ” how to write on a chalkboard” and  I found a ton of tips and tricks that actually work, even for someone like me with meh penmanship. It really not hard to do, I wish I had taken the time to do a little research when I painted the wall in my kitchen. Live and learn 🙂

Here are my tips,

-Season the board with chalk before lettering, as shown in my video, so you can easily erase and practice.

-Buy inexpensive chalk and sharpen it with a makeup pencil sharpener, the box I found at Staples is made by Prang and  cost 99 cents, it writes like butter, with very little dust, and it also erases well!

-For more tips and chalkboard inspiration check out my Pinterest board and Plaid’s Blog.

If you want to try making a reverse stencil, like the one in my video, go to I printed out the shapes on my computer, enlarged them to the size I needed for my t-shirt and painted with white fabric paint.
I have an extra kit to giveaway and you can be the first to try this fun stuff before it even hit’s the stores! The kit includes the one bottle of paint, (enough to make 8-10 shirts) with a brush and stencils.

I’m  also adding a box of chalk and a sharpener to the giveaway.

To enter, subscribe to my Youtube channel, share this video with a friend and leave a comment letting me know how you shared it. I will announce the winner in next weeks video.

Let me know in the comments how you would use this paint,  some of the comments on my youtube channel have been pretty fun to read, one viewer said this would be great for mood tee shirts, so you know when its not good idea to approach someone, LOL I have had many days when I should come with a warning label.

What would you do with chalkboard fabric paint?

What about a bikini?

wishing you a creative and happy week!


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