It's a demo for class, so I did the stenciling in a variety of different ways. I was concerned that stenciling directly on the pane wouldn't leave enough room to write on the pane, so first I abbreviated the day on the pane (see above), and then I stenciled on the frame below the pane:
If you look closely, you can see where the paint peeled away in the corners, a result of not removing the painter's tape in between coatings. In order to make the window opaque, it took 5 layers of chalkboard paint, more than I expected.
I was going to leave the frame unfinished wood, but then decided to lightly brush periwinkle blue paint over it, sanding after it dried to create an aged look.
Finally, I affixed the Scrabble tile board to the lower left hand corner which provides a fun and convenient place to hold the chalk. We also are thinking about using cute handmade burlap bags as well as short Ball jars to hold the chalk.