My latest love is this Chalkboard paint and direct stamping over the chalkboard paint.
The best results are when you paint the bare wooden piece and then stamp with a clear embossing ink and heat emboss with white embossing powder. This was the way this stamped gift bag was made: painted wooded bag from kids craft store, chalkboard cheap paint, clear ink and a lot of work. I stamped all sides and then added some pearls as my flower centers. The stamp set used was this new May release one and then I added the sentiment using IBS new die set too.
You can also color the stamped images if you wish; I like this " bare chalkboard" effect more.