Thursday, August 22, 2013

Chalkboard Writing Tips & Tricks

I love ALL things chalkboard & I love changing my framed chalkboard with the season or my mood. I thought I'd share my favorite tips, tricks & advice!

My 2 favorite "secret weapons" are baby wipes & a sharpener. 
Wipes come in handy for mess-ups & sharpening chalk is just a genius idea...I just can't even handle it.
I don't wet my chalkboard or my's just personal preference.  Wetting your chalkboard will give you darker, thicker lines but also crumbles your chalk while doing so. 

The chalkboard I use was made from an Ikea frame & I used Martha Stewart chalkboard paint right on the plexiglass that came in the frame.

Some of my chalkboards come from other prints or designs I see on blogs or through pinterest.  To create my own design, I start out by scrolling through all my computer fonts to get some inspiration or even design the whole thing then draw it on the chalkboard.

All my lettering is done free-hand & takes some practice or even design change to get it juuuust right.  So don't be afraid to mess-up (that's where the baby wipes come in handy!) or tweak the design a bit.

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  1. This is so awesome! Found you at Sugar Bee Crafts party and I'm loving your awesome fonts! Come share it at our weekly link party that goes til Friday!

    www {dot} theprincessandhercowboys {dot} com

    Have a good one!

  2. Great tips! Thanks for sharing. I love chalkboard projects but when it comes to actually writing on them I'm always a little nervous. I'll give your tips a try. Thanks for sharing! Stop by my Friday's Five Features and link up this post (and others)!

  3. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday over at Sugar Bee Crafts - I featured you yesterday!

  4. Great job free handing those fonts love the baby wipe idea!

  5. Great tips! Thank you! ~M.

  6. I love designing and decorating my chalkboard, and I never even though to sharpen my chalk!! I would always get so frustrated that I couldn't make this lines. Im kinda embarrassed to realize it was so easy!

    Amanda @ Happily Ever After

  7. Is there a way to make chalk lettering permanent, or at least less likely to rub off?

    1. Hairspray! The aerosol spray kind. It sounds crazy but it definitely works. The more you spray, the more permanent it will be.