Friday, October 26, 2012

Chalkin' Up a Frame

Another one of our weekend travels brought us a little further south in VA.  A few weeks ago, Kerry's brother was married. His brother and now wife asked us to help take photos of their wedding.  I like taking photos.  I am very far away from being a great photographer, but I like to try.  I just need more practice.  So I took this as an opportunity to practice and to test out some props that I had seen in other wedding photos - chalkboards.  Chalkboards are so popular now. I see them in paint form, frames, and labels.  I figured I could incorporate one into their photos.

I stopped over at my favorite craft store, Michaels's, and purchased an off-white frame and self-stick chalkboard sheets:

All I did was peel apart the back of the chalkboard adhesive and stick it to the matte of the frame.

Then I taped it to the back of the matte just to secure it.

And that was it ! Nice and easy framed chalkboard.  No painting necessary and it was pretty cheap.  I believe it was under $6 for the whole project.  And I still have three more chalkboard adhesives to use for some other future project.

I used it with Kerry's beautiful nieces:

And with his brother and his wife:

                                                 Congrats to Kerry's brother and his new wife !

How do you fancy up your photos?

Now you can Do It Yourself Too !


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