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As a crafter, I'm always looking to try out new crafts and new techniques. I realized not that long ago that I haven't really played around with cork board.
This started my curiosity about what I can do with cork board. So I went out and purchased this 4 pack of cork tiles which were super in expensive. I liked that they were already cut & ready for me to experiment with. I figured, I didn't want to spend that much on cork until I mastered a technique.
So, I figured I'd try transforming the cork using 3 different materials: paint, fabric & chalkboard paint. This first post in the series of 3 will focus on the disaster I had with regular paint! I learned quickly that this would be my least favorite!
So I don't know if I didn't like how this turned out because it wasn't clean or crisp how I envisioned. I didn't use painters tape mostly because I thought I had some but couldn't find it. And my paint didn't come out how I wanted it to.
I would suggest using painters tape if you have it (I used masking tape) and tape any type of design you'd like. I chose stripes to start off easy.
I worked out any bubbles in the tape and make sure it was tightly on the cork. Then I began painting.
The first color is actually a light purple- but on the cork it came out more of a white which I wasn't thrilled with.
The second color I used was this really awesome blue- which wasn't reflected in the cork. The cork was obviously going to soak up some of the paint, but I'm not sure why it absorbed so much of the blue & not much of the purple?
Once I was done painting- I got pretty over painting a billion coats of the blue just to see it get soaked up- I began to peel off the tape. You want to peel off the tape before the paint dries.
I really didn't like how the lines weren't clean when I pulled the tape off. I do think painters tape would have helped with that since it's meant for well, ya know, painting.
I also wasn't a fan of how the colors dried. I would try this again, using painters tape & different paint to see if I got the results I was looking for.
I did try it with a second cork board & my first initial. I stayed away from that blue since it did nothing for the first cork. I liked this one more but still didn't love it. Even the paint was uneven despite how even my coats were. It still looked cute though!
I say, try this attempt anyway! Even though I didn't have luck with it, that doesn't mean you won't! And I will try this again- maybe using a thicker, higher quality cork!
Later this Week: Cork & Fabric
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