Creations, Chalkboard Art “Recipes”
Whenever I do a painting or a project, I like to have a plan, a “recipe” if you will, sort of like a map to refer to so you know where you are going…
You can use your computer to make a collage of different words in different fonts, and add colors and shapes. Of course you can draw or sketch this, but on a computer it’s so quick to change colors and move things around until you find a combination and composition you like.
I also look to Pinterest for ideas and fonts, and make printouts to refer to
I knew I wanted to start with a big C
and her name
This is my favorite font, which is so forgiving because you can go high and low and slant and turn, and can get the word to fit just about any space.
A crown on the “C” and Happy Birthday
and then I added the “1” and the “I love” list
squiggles, dots and swirls for fun
a birthday “candle”
and let the space determine the rest
changing the fonts and colors keeps things interesting
and a cherry topped cupcake!
The Easter chalkboard came together in the same way,
I made and printed a collage of Easter things I liked by taking screen shots of free printables and pasting them on a document
I use chalk ink pens that I bought on Amazon.com
You can always add real chalk strokes too the chalk ink if you like a more chalky look~
You can see more chalkboards on the posts below:
As you can see, there are endless possibilities for fun with chalkboards~
My chalkboards are from a good friend and local Birmingham artist Joanne, you can see all her wonderful boards and creations and order here: Down Mulberry Lane By the way, the chalkboards are magnetic too!
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