Gosh this month is flying by so fast!
Can you believe it’s almost the middle of the month already?
Just two weeks until Christmas. Are you done shopping yet?
I still have a bit to do but I’m almost ready!
Today I’m sharing with y’all this super fun chalkboard art I created.
I’ve got the chalkboard up on my “new” beverage/bar cart.
Perfect spot for it and that cute saying.
The chalkboard was an old print from the thrift store.
I bought it (and made it into a chalkboard) about 3+ years ago now.
I used Graphite (Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan) and painted right over the glass to create the chalkboard.
That’s my favorite for chalkboards. (even though, technically, it’s not a “chalkboard” paint)
Here’s where it used to be…
I’ve since painted this wall and have something new planned in here.
I can’t wait to share with you all what I’ve done (and made!) :)
I thought it was time to change that chalk art. It’s been on there for a few years now!
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I created this graphic in Picmonkey.
Picmonkey is a free online editing and creating tool.
They do have a paid version also. (I use the paid version because you can do so much more)
You can download the FREE printable here. Personal use only, please.
The watermark will not be on the downloadable graphic.
I printed it out using blockposters.com. (I use that for most larger things)
Shade the back with a piece of white chalk.
Lightly tap the paper to remove excess chalk dust then arrange it over your chalkboard.
Now just take a pencil and trace the outlines of the letters.
(tape it down if you are afraid it may move)
You will have this, once done.
Which looks like quite a mess with all the chalk dust from transferring.
But a cotton swab fixes that.
Just grab a clean one and wipe carefully around all of the letters to remove the excess dust.
See the difference??
Then just “color in” the letters with chalk.
Be sure to keep a pencil sharpener around to sharpen the chalk.
You can also use a Chalk Ink Pen too.
I decided to add a bit of artwork to mine as you can see below….
I don’t have those on the printable because I free handed those.
I went by this book (The Complete Book of Chalk Lettering: Create and Develop Your Own Style) to create them.
I also love her tip of using a damp cotton swab to create shadowing on the letters.
It really makes them pop!
I just love how it turned out. (those hydrangeas were still going strong!)
I think the added artwork (tree, holly and snowflakes) really added a nice touch.
You can do that too! Or something completely different.
Or even just leave it with the letters.
You can also print out the graphic and use it in a frame, if you like.
I hope you’ll enjoy it if you decide to use the printable. :)
PIN to save this for later!
I’ll see you guys back here on Tuesday with my Christmas Home Tour. (I had planned on getting it done and on the blog by Sunday but I don’t think that’s going to happen! We’ve had quite a lot going on around here so I’m a bit behind on things….you’ll soon see!! ;) )
Hope you all have a great weekend!
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