So chalkboards are all the rage, huh?
I know … I’m really onto something here.
Anyhow, I got a lot of comments on the different chalkboards Shannon and I made for Henry’s party so I thought I’d share some things I learned.
Use a template.
Shannon designed the chalkboard art above in Photoshop. I printed it as an engineering print at Staples and then traced it onto the chalkboard with a pencil. Actually, I only did half of it before losing my mind and then Shannon finished it with her good handwriting. Half credit is still credit. C’s get degrees.
Why did no one tell me this before I started these chalkboards? Dip your chalk in water and you’ll get a really nice crisp line.
If you need a really crisp line, use your chalkboard pen.
You don’t have to have a real chalkboard.
My eyes were opened to the possibilities of faux chalkboards when I read this post at Perfectly Imperfect. So I started making chalkboards everywhere I wanted. Go read about Jenn’s faux chalkboard system and see her gorgeous artwork. Mine are quick and simple. But, I love the look and it was so simple and temporary.
It’s not perfectly, but I traced the same design Greg created for the invitations.
Just a few tips I’ve learned. Obviously no chalkboard expert here.