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…

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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.

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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


You can always add real chalk strokes too the chalk ink if you like a more chalky look~

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You can see more chalkboards on the posts below:

Wine Tasting Party

wine tasting chalk board

Valentine board

valentine board

Popcorn Bar

popcorn chalkboard

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!


I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Common Ground

It All Started with Paint

Uncommon Designs

Between Naps on the Porch

Coastal Charm

The Scoop

A Stroll thru Life

Memories by the Mile

The Gunny Sack

Centerpiece Wednesday

Wow us Wednesday

12 Responses to “Creations, Chalkboard Art “Recipes””
  1. Emily says:

    I love these fabulous chalk boards and what a fun way to be creative. I can see this would be great for birthday parties and a great way to announce the menu for get togethers. Love what you did for the birthday girl…………….

  2. What fun chalkboards you have here. I always enjoy changing mine out and speaking of that, I need to change it out for Easter.


  3. Linda says:

    Love these chalkboards. Thanks for the inspiration. And what to use. Wish I had seen this before I went to the craft store today! I saw the chalk pens and drew a blank for a reason to buy. Next trip for sure.

  4. Happier Than A Pig In Mud says:

    They all look great, love the pens:@)

  5. Mary says:

    Your chalkboard creations are all so inspiring Jenna! I especially love your Charlotte’s birthday one! I haven’t gotten the hang of those pens, so I’m still sticking to my chalk. I tried to add some highlights with them but they don’t seem to flow very well on my door. I think if I could lay it flat it would work better 🙂

    • Sometimes I have to push the tip up and down on a piece of paper to get the ink flowing again, the pens tend to get dry after a few strokes so try this~don’t give up, you will love them! I can’t get regular chalk to look like anything, while yours always looks wonderful!

  6. Lorraine says:

    I love chalkboard, yours are very inspiring!! Love the mix of fonts and colors! ~Lorraine (visiting from MIM

  7. Marty@A Stroll Thru Life says:

    This is amazing. I love your style and design. Fun. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  8. Jenna,
    Hop on over today and grab my featured button for your blog. Yes…you have been featured at my Nifty thrifty Tuesday party today:)


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