The hardware store is full of potential art supplies that can encourage play. In this week’s Let’s Play video, the kindergartner in me came out to play. Which isn’t surprising because in the store, as I walked past the sandpaper, I just had to touch it.
That sandpaper got me thinking about chalkboard art…I love the look of chalk but hate dealing with the smearing. So I wondered if I could use sandpaper to create non smearing faux chalk art? The answer is yes!
How does the hardware store help me play? There is no wrong way to use it because I am already using it in a way that wasn’t intended by the manufacturer. As I played, my inner my inner kindergartner took over and just wouldn’t let me stop using crayons!
Watch How to Make a Faux Chalk Drawing with Sandpaper in an Art Journal on YouTube.
Now you’ve seen my play for this week, would love to see yours! Link up whatever you’ve been creating in the link party below!
Supplies Used: Kindergarten Writing stencil, sandpaper from the hardware store, black acrylic paint, crayola crayons, and a dye based ink pad.
This month’s giveaway is a $50 gift certificate to Walmart.com because you can find all sorts of non art supplies there that work wonderfully for art play! Link up what you’re creating (and you get a bonus entry into the giveaway for sharing your play) or leave a comment telling something that you liked about one of the photos shared. One comment per person but you can link up to 3 images of your play each week! Giveaway closes Monday, April 4th at 8am EST.
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