Step 2) Pour in 1/4 cup of the Pepto Bismol Bright Magenta craft paint.
Step 3) Add 1 1/2 teaspoons of white acrylic craft paint.
At that point, I really liked the color, but I was going for perfection, and I had the Pantone website up and was trying my very best to match what I saw on the screen. I could tell I needed to mute it slightly with some black.
Step 4) Add 1/8 teaspoon black acrylic craft paint.
Step 5) Stir for a couple minutes with a cheap paintbrush or stick.
You will need between 1 and 3 coats depending on your medium. For my wooden calendar, I used 3 coats on top of a piece of 1/8″ MDF (I primed with Zinsser water-based primer).
I also used it on some cardboard cereal boxes and made chalkboard Chinese take-out boxes. I’ve been planning to do this for my daughter to take to school as gifts and was excited to have some Honeysuckle to use! This time I only did one layer, and I did not prime it. I just cut the box and painted directly on the inside with the chalkboard paint. Then I used the Chinese take-out box pattern I designed (available as a free download on my blog) and cut it out.
So with that one bowl of Honeysuckle, I covered a 28″x18″ board with three coats, and a three 12″x15″ cardboard boxes! Total cost for this chalkboard paint project is about $.35. I can handle that. I hope you had fun learning with me, and I’d love to see what kinds of things you chalk up in Honeysuckle (or any other color with this tutorial for that matter)! Stop by to visit. The weather is beautiful, and we LOVE tourists! Aloha, Charlie
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