I usually write something seasonal on the chalkboards…..but in all honesty…I have been feeling that my efforts would not get very good grades for creativity and penmanship!
I decided it is time for me to spend some time perfecting….or at least improving…. my chalkboard art skills.
I guess that might be an irony goal for a retired teacher….but heck…I have nothing but time now!
|In My Own Style|
Diane Henkler at In My Own Style has done wonderful post with lots of tips.
This post has a link to some great fonts to download!
One of the tips that I found most helpful was how to season a new chalkboard to eliminate “ghosting”.
Here is a post from Kelly at the Lily Pad Cottage. Her 10 tips are worth taking a look at.
My favorite on this post was to use Q-Tips…..well why did I have to read this to figure it out????
Sara D at Sincerely SaraD has really nailed it with this tutorial for Perfect Chalkboard lettering.
I think I am going to stick with regular chalk…..somehow using markers seems like “cheating”.
She does a chalk transfer technique that makes it simple to do “fancy” script with perfect spacing.
There is also a link to some font downloads here!
Tausha at Sassy Style Redesign has a list of great tips.
Use the cheapest chalk….it is the best!
Use a make-up sharpener to sharpen your chalk!
I can’t wait to start practicing my “art”!
I will share when I have something I am proud of!
Now….off to spend a few minutes (hours???) searching Pinterest for just the right words!
Have A Wonderful Day!