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Last week I shared with you my new Custom Color Chalkboard Paint and Wall…you can see that post HERE.
Today, I am sharing with you “Easy Chalkboard Graphics”. Many of you emailed to ask how I decorated my chalkboard. Most times I can free-hand fairly well. When I want a more polished, professional look I use the following methods. Remember, with chalk your design doesn’t have to be perfect. Using a dab of water and a cotton swab as your eraser you can fix almost any design. Or erase your whole wall and start over.
I started with a clean chalkboard wall with my beloved Bessie 🙂
I knew I wanted a laurel wreath design under her neck. Using chalk, I marked the bottom of her neck and then removed her from the wall.
I used a very large pasta platter to trace out a half-circle pattern.
I then began drawing leaves around the entire half-circle alternately each leaf drawing – right side then left side…
…and adding veining for each leaf.
I wanted to add Bessie’s name to the top of her head. I selected a font I like and enlarged the size to 98. After printing I needed to piece the letters together a bit to fit in one continuous piece.
I then taped the graphics to a window so that the graphics were backwards and so that I could see through all of the letters. Pressing very hard, I traced out each letter in chalk.
I then carefully placed the graphics into place, being sure not to rub it on the wall.
I used a debit card inside of an envelope and began rubbing each letter onto the wall – transferring the chalk design to the wall.
And it looked like this…
I always prefer to use small pieces of chalk. I think designing is more manageable and the chalk doesn’t break in mid-design. I pressed the chalk into the transferred design and make the chalk lettering darker and more filled in.
Here’s how the graphics look totally complete. I love how it turned out…and have you heard how much I love Bessie?
Do you have a chalkboard wall? How do you create your graphics? I hope you give this easy method a try.