DIY Antique Farmhouse Chalkboard Chicken Pig Cow Stencil

Welcome to another Oak Lane Studio tutorial for our DIY Antique Farmhouse Chalkboard, featuring our Cluck Oink Moo stencil. This craft doesn't take too long and can be used many times for different stenciled designs. The tools create this craft are listed below.

Cluck Oink Moo Stencil
Repositionable Spray Adhesive
Frog Tape Painter's Tape
Black Bristle Stencil Brush

You will also need a mirror or other surface to spray some Chalkboard Paint onto. For this project we use Rust-Oleum's Chalkboard Aerosol Paint. Before you start spraying the surface of your mirror, be sure to use Frog Tape painter's tape and some scrap paper to mask off any areas you don't want to be covered in Chalkboard paint. Chalkboard paint is unique in that it sticks quite well to most surfaces like glass, metal, wood, and plastic. Once you have masked any unpainted elements with Frog Tape painter's tape you're ready to spray the Chalkboard paint. From about 8-12 inches away spray on the Chalkboard paint in overlapping lines. You will want to do about 3 coats of chalkboard paint allowing a couple minutes between each coat. Make sure that you use this aerosol chalkboard paint in a well ventilated area or outdoors. If you do paint outside, make sure that leaves or bugs don't get into your wet paint. Once you have full coverage, remove the mask and let the chalkboard cure for about 24 hours. After waiting for the Chalkboard Paint to cure, mask off that portion if you wish to paint the frame a different color. Here we are using white linen Annie Sloan chalk paint and a regular brush. Now we can prepare our stencil. Start by spraying the back with repositionable spray adhesive and waiting 30-60 seconds before affixing it to the chalkboard. When it is in place measure the edges of the stencil to make sure that it is centered properly before pushing down the details. If you determine that it is centered, use some more Frog Tape around the edges to keep your brush from straying outside the boundaries of the stencil. So now that the stencil is in place it is time to get to stenciling your new chalkboard! For this you need a piece of chalk, a dish of water, and a flat tipped stencil brush that is the right size for your project. For this larger 12 inch by 18 inch stencil we are using a half inch stencil brush. To stencil with a piece of chalk start by dipping your stencil brush in clean water, flick the drips off the bristles, then swirl your damp brush into the chalk. When the tips of the stencil brush look slightly white then you should begin swirling the stencil brush into the stencil design. Be sure to swirl onto the edges of the design to get crisp details in the design. As you stencil you may not see the design but rather a wet spot where you swirl your stencil brush into the design. This is normal. As the chalk dries the color will begin to appear. If you need to touch up any of the objects in the design we recommend swirling your brush over the entire section. You will need to continue dipping your brush into the water and swirling it into the piece of chalk so that the design comes out clearly. When the design is completely filled in you are ready to peel off the stencil! For a final touch we used a hot glue gun to attach a stylish farmhouse bow to the top of our chalkboard. Thank you for checking out this tutorial!