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Create chalkboard art!
This is a quick tutorial of how I create chalkboard lettering and the tools I use. I plan on doing a more in-depth tutorial at some point once my chalkboard wall in my apartment is done!

Posted by Erin M. from Los Angeles, California, United States • Published See Erin M.'s 7 projects »
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  • How to create a drawing or painting. Chalkboard Lettering - Step 1
    Step 1

    First, you will want to rub chalk all over the board. I like to do this to give it a more authentic chalk-y look.

  • How to create a drawing or painting. Chalkboard Lettering - Step 2
    Step 2

    Then you can rub this in using any cloth; I suggest not using your hand too much, though, because it can get the board oily.

  • Step 3

    Here's my process! I start with a chalk sketch, editing sizing as I go. Exciting side note: you can sharpen chalk in a pencil sharpener! Or you can use a pre-sharpened soapstone pencil. Then I go over the sketch with a chalk pen, if you want it to stand out more, and wait for the pen to dry. Once the pen dries, you can wipe away the sketch with a normal cloth.

  • Step 4

    Then I go over the sketch with a chalk pen, if you want it to stand out more, and wait for the pen to dry. Once the pen dries, you can wipe away the sketch with a normal cloth.

  • How to create a drawing or painting. Chalkboard Lettering - Step 5
    Step 5

    And you have the finished product! This is a pretty simple example with plain all-capital lettering, but you can get fancy with different typographies!

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