Since it’s feeling like spring time, I’m adding some spring touches to my decor. I enjoy changing up this chalkboard seasonally. It’s an easy way to add a favorite quote or a seasonal saying. It doesn’t take long to create chalkboard art. If you have wonderful handwriting, you can free hand it. If you’re like me and you haven’t mastered the art of pretty penmanship, you might not want to free hand the art. I’m sharing an easy way to get a fun look for your chalkboard art.
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The easiest method of transferring words and pictures onto chalkboard for me is by using Saral Transfer Paper. It’s easy to use and it’s not very expensive. I buy it from Amazon. To make a template for my chalkboard art, I choose a font I like and type out the phrase I want to use. Once I’ve got the phrase aligned and sized correctly for the project, it’s printed. Sizing can be a bit tricky. This particular font is called Give Me Some Sugar (click here to download) and the size I used is 130.
The surface area of my chalkboard is a little over two feet. Using a large font size works great for this chalkboard, but depending upon the size of yours, adjust the font size to fit.
I don’t use any special programs to print out the phrase I want. It’s a Microsoft Word document. I’m using a line from an old favorite song, “I Can See Clearly Now.” The original version was released by Johnny Nash in 1972. If you remember it, you might now be silently singing it! It’s one of those songs that can get stuck in my head! One of the last lines is “It’s going to be a bright, bright sunshiny day.” I thought this would be a fun phrase for my Spring Chalkboard Art.
I usually try out a few different positions before deciding on the final look.
Once it’s positioned in a way I like, I trim off the excess paper and line the pieces up to fit the chalkboard.
Once I have them in place, I add the Saral Paper beneath the word pieces. It helps to use tape to hold the paper in place.
You can use either a pencil or a pen to trace the words onto the Saral Paper. If I use a pen, I use a red one so that I can see the tracing lines and make sure I don’t miss any of the lines. I used a pencil for this project. Once all of the lines have been traced, the prints and the Saral Paper are lifted off. Next, go over each outline with either chalk or a chalk pen. I prefer to use a chalk pen for words and chalk for any images that I use.
After I’ve gone over the words with a chalk pen, I use a damp cloth to erase any stray marks. I used a piece of yellow chalk to color in the sun.
The chalkboard is in my sunroom and along with my Spring Blooms Wall Art, the room is starting to have a fresh, spring time look to it. It’s not so warm that I don’t still need my basket of throw blankets, though!
Have you used Saral Paper? Once I started using it, I’ve been changing up the look of this chalkboard monthly.
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