Chalkboard Art

So it’s all the rage!! I was inspired by all the cute signs I’ve seen at Winners and Pinterest and thought I’d try it!

I happened to have an old frame I wasn’t using that I got at Michaels, a can of chalkboard paint I bought years ago. All I had to buy was a chalk paint pen that cost all of $3.00!   It was so easy!!

Here are some tips:

  1. Spray chalkboard paint in a well ventilated area, preferably outside with newspaper underneath to catch overspray
  2. spray in thin even layers and allow to dry between layers.
  3. You can tape the edges of the frame to avoid getting it on the wood but I’m far too lazy for that so I just had a damp paper towel on hand to wipe off the excess. Let it completely dry before you use your chalk pen.
  4. You can Google your saying and you’ll find tons of examples. I Googled “baby it’s cold outside” chalk art and found tons!! Pinterest has lots of great ideas and YouTube has some videos.
  5. Don’t worry about being perfect, the imperfections are what make it unique. Handwriting and lettering is a lost art and I think it’s really beautiful. I practiced a few times on plain paper with a sharpie before I wrote on my chalkboard. You could also transfer your design or use a light coloured pencil first to trace. I’m a lazy crafter though and I just went for it! I almost think of chalkboard art as a lost art form in a way so be creative and have fun!! image.jpeg 😄

 

 

 

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