Isn't this lovely? This was one of the wonderful samples at the Jenni Bowlin booth at the tradeshow.
We just had to get these chalkboard easels in the store,
and wait till you see the fun that members of Simple Pleasures ALPHA SCRAPPA BETA Monthly Scrap Club has been having with the easels.
The basic supplies for any of these easel projects are simply a Jenni Bowlin Chalkboard easel (yes, it even comes with chalk to use), some Basic Grey magnetic discs (you'll see why in a minute or so) and some pictures and embellishments (we like the Maya Road shaped bottle caps like the flowers shown above).
Janice used fibers, anchors and magnets to make her chalkboard easel a photo collage that easily accomodates changing the pictures out in an instant! She journaled in the upper lefthand corner (sorry this photo doesn't show the journaling too well) and in the bottom righthand corner, too. Again, easy peasy to just erase and journal something new when she changes out the photos.
Isn't her use of a photo in the Maya Road in flower "bottle cap" great?
Now here is where Janice gets really crafty ...
look at how she made it so she can also change out the photo in the flower, too.
She attached one of those handy-dandy Basic Grey magnets to the back of the photo,
so she is able to change out picture in the flower, too!!!!
How about another fun idea?
Lynne, another of the Alpha Scrappa Beta Scrap Club members,
and also one of our Design Team contributors,
also got crafty with her Chalkboard Easel.
Lynne used the Little Yellow Bicycle "Head of the Class" papers to frame the easel and for the embellishments on her project.
Lynne also used the chalk to journal on the easel. See the bottle caps at the opposite corners of the photo? Lynne decorated them and also added magnets to the back so that the photo can be changed out from time to time throughout the school year!
What do you think? Are some possibilities popping in your mind for these fun easels?
Here's a final sample to share with you.
It's Anne's "Good Times" easel.
Anne added the hook in the center, from which she hung a photo.
Again, a great touch, and a great way to keep the easel a perpetual focal point for any picture that strikes her fancy!
So, follow Anne's lead ....
Let the "Good Times" begin with an easel project of your own!