I'm sure most of us crafters/DIY-ers have gone through the chalkboard phase (it's been really rad this past year and it still is) and I guess most of you already have the know-how in making any surface a chalkboard. But what about this?
Magnetized chalk and clip with the help of tiny super magnets from Daiso!
A mini chalkboard that actually holds magnets? If you're interested in how I made it, read on!
So, the materials that I used are:
- Martha Stewart's Magnetic Paint
- Martha Stewart's Chalkboard Paint in brown
- Canvas board 12" x 16"
- Make up sponges from daiso
- A large plastic bag/sheet to protect my work area
I started with painting 4 coats of magnetic paint. But before each painting, I mixed the paint thoroughly with my chopsticks (I guess that's to evenly distribute the magnetic component). The paint's quite goopy, so the mixing took quite a while.
Using the same pair of chopsticks, I drizzled a generous amount of paint on the canvas and swiped the paint across the board with the make up sponge. To cover the whole board, I drizzled and swiped a couple of times. Each coat was let dry for 1 hour before the next coat.
My third coat of magnetic paint
After the last coat of magnetic paint, I let the paint set for 24 hours. After setting the magnetic paint, I proceeded with painting 3 coats of chalkboard paint. Like the magnetic paint, the chalkboard paint needed to be let dry 1 hour in between coats.
After the last coat, l waited another day before conditioning the board for chalk use. To condition the board, I rubbed the side of my chalk over the entire board.
That's a little crazy... I did wipe down the chalk powder a bit.. And voila! My own magnetic chalkboard!
A little note though.. The board works better with strong magnets.