Chalkboards are very
popular right now, the
lettering ranging from
stunningly simple, to
What are you supposed
to do if you are not able
to duplicate the tight
spacing and even lines
that it takes to make
this craft shine?
Print out your lettering, rub a piece of chalk over the back of the paper, and transfer it to the chalk board by tracing each letter with a pen. Fill in the outlines with chalk for a tight hand lettered look.
This Practically Pinterest post shows how easy this is to do yourself at home.
Make your letters look as good as those of a artist by following this simple tutorial I found on Pinterest from Emily Jeffords, who wrote a guest post for Indie Craft Parade.
She printed out her quote, rubbed the back with a piece of chalk, and transferred it to the chalk board, by tracing over the entire letter with a pencil, and filling in the chalk transfer on her board. Easy-Peasy!
Mine was made in a hurry, I needed to catch the daylight with my camera, so don’t laugh at my birds, this board gets changed out every week, it was rushed.
I took a old frame that was hanging around and gave it a quick dab of cream chalk paint, and cut a piece of board to fit inside.
Here’s another tip for you, found on Pinterest, use black mat paper instead of a chalkboard, it’s easy-peasy to work with, inexpensive, and looks like a chalk board. Use a pencil sharpener to sharpen your chalk, I also used a artist pencil filled with chalk pastel to give me nice clean lines.
Find a old frame, get some mat black paper, and create your own work of art.
Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams