I had so much fun playing with this cheery beach collection – Sand & Surf by Bella Blvd – to create the embellished chalkboard frame and layout that I’m sharing here today!  And Therm O Web Adhesives helped me put it all together, even adding a little extra sparkle with my favorite Gold Glitter Dust™ Spray.

7 2013 Bella Blvd- Beach Chalkboard Frame 1rev PKM

Beach Chalkboard Frame by Patti Milazzo

Therm O Web Supplies:

Therm O Web Mini Runner – Sticky Dot (green)
Therm O Web Zots™ – Small
Therm O Web Glitter Dust™ – Gold
Therm O Web 3D Foam Squares Combo Pack – White

Other Supplies:

Bella Blvd. Sand & Surf Pattern Paper – Paradise, Flying High and Surf’s Up

Bella Blvd. Sand & Surf  Stickers – Alpha + Bits, Miniatures and Just Write Journaling

Bella Blvd. Sand & Surf Embellishments – Flags and Crochet Hearts

Bella Blvd. Spring Flings & Easter Things Stickers – Alpha + Bits and Miniatures

Co’redinations Cardstock (frappuccino), Jewels (Bo Bunny), wood craft frame, hemp, mini clothespins, staples and acrylic paint

Instructions:  

To create this embellished chalkboard frame, start by painting the wood frame with an acrylic wash (watered down white) and let dry.  Cover the chalkboard area with a piece of paper to protect the background and spray the frame with brown ink or acrylic spray.  Once it’s completely dry, sand and distress the wood to get the desired aged effect.

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Cover part of the chalkboard background with pattern paper.  Then cut a length of hemp a few inches wider on both sides of the photo.  Clothespin the hemp to the photo, as shown and string this across the front.  Lightly spray the sunny sticker with Therm O Web Gold Glitter Dust™ and let dry.  Then thread the banner/flag stickers onto the hemp on either side of the photo.  Tie a knot on each end of hemp and adhere to the frame with Therm O Web Small Zots™.  Use separate pieces of hemp to tie small bows and adhere those over the knots with Small Zots as well.

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Apply stickers and jewels/pearls to paper and stickers as shown.  Apply the Water & Waves sticker to cardstock strip, fold and create banner.  Then apply Therm O Web 3D Adhesive Foam to back of banner and adhere near top left of frame.

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Tip:  Add a few 3D Adhesive Foam Squares behind the photo without removing the backing.  The photo will hang unattached (allowing the option to change the photo), but the foam will help lift the photo away from the background a bit.

7 2013 Bella Blvd- Beach Chalkboard Frame 5 PKM

7 2013 Bella Blvd- Beach Chalkboard Frame 6 PKM

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 7 2013 Bella Blvd- By the Shore LO 1rev2 PKM  “By the Shore” Layout by Patti Milazzo

Therm O Web Supplies:

Therm O Web Mini Runner – Sticky Dot (green)
Therm O Web Zots™ – Small
Therm O Web Glitter Dust™ – Gold
Therm O Web 3D Foam Squares Combo Pack – White

Other Supplies:

Bella Blvd. Sand & Surf Pattern Paper – Surf’s Up, Borders, GPS, Beach Balls, Coconuts, Paradise, Flying High and Cute Cuts

Bella Blvd. Sand & Surf  Stickers – Alpha + Bits, Miniatures and Just Write Journaling

Bella Blvd. Sand & Surf Embellishments – Flags and Crochet Hearts

Bella Blvd. Spring Flings & Easter Things Stickers – Alpha + Bits

Co’redinations Cardstock (frappuccino), Bazzill cardstock, Jewels (Bo Bunny), bamboo cord, staples, gems and sequins

Instructions: 

This layout is designed around a block of cardstock.  Once photo placement was decided on, pattern paper was cut and arranged around the photos.  More layers of paper, stickers and embellishments were then added along the way.

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Tip:  Pieces with Gold Glitter Dust™ (sun, cloud pattern paper square, scalloped sticker layers and a gold mini brad) were sprayed early in the process to allow drying time.  For the “Soak Up the Sunshine” sticker, mask the words with a cardstock strip, spray and remove the strip.  This will add glitter to the stripes only.

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Use Therm O Web’s Sticky Dot Mini Runner to adhere pattern paper layers before stitching.  The Runner adhesive is strong, but forgiving when rearranging or moving adhered items.

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Therm O Web 3D Adhesive Foam Squares are great for creating dimension to accents like the sun and cloud on this layout.

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Use Small Zots to adhere tiny embellishments to the layout.  Therm O Web Bling Zots are even smaller to adhere gems and pearls, too.

7 2013 Bella Blvd- By the Shore LO 6 PKM

7 2013 Bella Blvd- By the Shore LO 7 PKM


Well we might not be able to offer you a trip to the beach, but we can offer to you a chance to win the NEW Bella Blvd Sand & Surf Collection along with a fun assortment of our Therm O Web products!

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