Well I finally finished my chalkboard art on my kitchen island.
Before I write another word I have to tell you that I got this idea from the blog Dear Lilly.
Jennifer Holmes is one amazing chalkboard artist and if you don’t have the time or interest to make your own project, you can go HERE and she’ll show you how to download and frame a beautiful chalkboard art print for your home. Tell her I said “Hi” if you stop by.
Me? I’m certainly no expert at this, in fact I’ve only done this two other times:
this framed project in my office
and this large wedding menu for Anne and Ryan.
I’ve also discovered that I’m an impatient chalk artist so I’m probably not the best person to learn from; I simply print out my message in a font I like and I jump right in..
Plus, I didn’t want to spend a whole lot of time on my kitchen island because I had visions of splattered milk eventually finding its way to my writing. So I downloaded this free font and went to work eyeballing the entire space for my five words.
Once I had an idea where my words were going, I used a level to put down straight pieces of tape. And I began to sketch out my words free-hand, using plain white chalk. Some people recommend working with wet chalk but I prefer my chalk dry.
I’ve found dry chalk seems easier to erase with my finger or wet cu-tips.
This is a photo of the words printed out in regular chalk. After I was done I went over the message with a Chalk pen because it looks more dramatic.
Can you see the difference?
Unlike Jennifer’s kitchen, my chalkboard art is not as easy to read because there are chairs and a table next to it.
But I actually like that I can’t see it from every angle. Right now whenever I happen to glance at the words I think, “Oh hey, I remember you,” and I smile
because I like the message.…
How about you?
What are you working on right now?
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