Are you dreaming of making something elegant yet functional? Something that screams sophistication but whose heart is just folk? How about creating a silver tray that has the power to expose your deepest secret, declare your love or just tell your husband to pick up bread? Well, a simple flea market find and some chalkboard paint can be used to create such an object as shared with us by artist and craftswoman Leila Marvel of Wilmington, Delaware. Leila creates assemblage art from found objects and eco friendly jewelry which can be found at her website redheart13.com. Here's the skinny on making your own very cool tray:
- Vintage silver / metal tray
- Chalkboard paint / chalkboard spray (The kind used in this tutorial is an acrylic paint by FolkArt which is non-toxic and safe)
- Face mask
- Painter’s tape if desired
- Flat paint brushes / paint sponge brush
- Wet cloth
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