I did a lot of chalkboard writing " back in the day" before Smartboards replaced them. I was pretty proud of my "teacher penmanship" skills!
It is humorous that chalkboards are " historical artifacts" in the classroom, and yet, those same chalkboards have become popular home decor accents!
I recently found a cute little easel chalkboard at a consignment shop that fits perfectly on the kitchen counter.
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!
Here is a round-up of all the great tips and techniques that are sure to turn my chalkboard art from novice to pro!
|In My Own Style|
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!