Do you have a sign or project that needs to get noticed? Elmer's recently introduced this vibrant version of their Foam Board In a vibrant Neon Pink color. It is available in a 20" x 30" sheet that is 3/16" thick. Elmer's Foam Boards are lightweight but strong and rigid enough to resist denting and crushing. The resilient polystyrene core bounces back after cutting to keep the board uniform edge to edge. The smooth surface satisfies a wide range of mediums including markers and paint. Perfect for crafts, school projects, framing and mounting!
When I decided to create this girl's chalkboard room sign, I immediately knew I wanted to try my hand at die cutting some foam board using my Sizzix BigShot Pro and layered flower dies. I used Elmer's White Foam Board in 3/16" thickness and die cut several flowers to embellish my sign. But before running pieces through the die cut machine, I cut them down to rectangles measuring approximately 6" x 8" so that they would fit through the die cutting machine. I used an X-Acto ® knife to cut the rectangles from the 20" x 30" sheet, using several passes with the knife.
Die cutting flowers from all the pieces cut from the foam board sheet yielded several flowers.
I stacked my flowers together, and used Elmer's CraftBond® Fabric & Paper Glue to hold the stacks together.
While the glue was setting up on my flower stacks, I painted the center portion of the Neon Foam Board with Chalkboard paint.
Chalkboard paint is widely available in both craft, home improvement stores and the DIY department of your local discount department store. I applied a couple of coats, let them dry and then lined the edges with the stacked flowers.
I also used the Black Painter's ® Paint Marker to dry brush the edges of the board. To do this, gently push the nib of the pen onto the surface of the board, allowing it to create a very small pool of paint. Then, with your index finger, swipe the paint across the surface for a dry brush effect
This Neon Pink Foam Board makes an adorable addition to Girl's Room Decor. Here are a few other ideas to inspire you;
- Make a vibrant cupcake stand. Using an X-acto knife, cut the board into several circles of different sizes and stack them. Place pretty cupcakes on your tiered stand to serve as a colorful centerpiece for baby showers, birthday parties, weddings or other Spring and Summer celebrations.
- Its a Girl! Wondering how to creatively welcome home the baby girl and the rest of the family? Imagine their delight when they arrive to see this explosion of pink embellished with appropriate motifs such as storks, baby rattles or the babies initials (all cut from Elmers's Foam Board). If the new addition is not a girl, consider making a cute sign for the big sister that proudly exclaims "Im being promoted to Big Sister, August 31st, 2013." She will adore and cherish for years to come!
- Create a wedding party or shower sign that gets noticed. Stencil on letters instructing guests which directions to go to arrive at the festivities. Decorate with flowers, birds, or other appropriate motifs in the couples wedding theme. Another hot wedding trend is the addition of the candy bar at receptions. Use the Neon Pink Foam Board to create a colorful and delicious sign for your candy bar.