1-I am a compulsive decor changer. I am constantly moving furniture, lamps, decor, even pictures on the walls. Holidays are no different.
2-I am lazy. Meaning, I am a lazy crafter/creator. If something has two many steps, or looks like it is going to take me longer than 15 minutes to get some sort of gratification-I am out!
That is why 10 minute Christmas Chalkboard Art is so up my alley! It's easy to change and takes minutes to do.
I have a special place in my heart for chalkboard art. I love words! I love the emotion and power that a couple of words can evoke. I even have a pin board titled Chalkboard Quotes. This is one of my favorite boards!
I know that some of you are thinking that you can’t do chalkboard art. Well, I am here to tell you that you can. Decide what you want to say, add some embellishments and go to town. I could go into more detail, but I think that Miss Rhonna of Rhonna Designs says it better than me.
A couple of tips that I have learned &I must share with you.
The cheaper the chalk, the better! I have found the cheaper the chalk, the less of a shadow it leaves. (I have no idea if that is the right term. ie-what's left when you erase or try to erase previous art work. I am not a chalk pen fan. They look super cute, but I don't think they erase well.
Sharpen your chalk! This was a-ha, groundbreaking, angels singing hallelujah moment for me! Make sure that you get a makeup sharpener. A makeup sharpener has 2 sharpeners, and one of them is bigger. You need the bigger one. Not that I learned this from personal experience of anything. I also may or may not have ruined the electric sharpener because I thought it would be smart to try sharpening chalk with it.
Embellish your own handwriting with lines, shading, polka dots, curly q’s, shapes and different fonts. When I do a chalkboard, I use my own handwriting, but in different fonts. Meaning, print, cursive, my funky printy-cursive thing I do. Also, just by adding polka dots & curly q’s-you can change your plain jane handwriting into fabulousness!
If you really hate your hand writing, there are so many awesome designs that you can print and trace off of an online source. I personally have a crush on a Rhonna Designs Christmas right now, so her sight is my go to for ideas.
I almost forgot to tell you about my globe. I love my globe all Christmas’ed out! Joy to the world! All I used was stickers from my ridiculous amount of paper crafting supplies and voila...!
Did I mention that I love it!
I hope that you will try your hand at your own chalkboard art. You will love it!Warning... It’s a little bit addicting!
P.S.-If you want to know how I make my chalkboards (it’s not with chalkboard paint)
you can read all about it.
P.P.S-You can watch & learn here if you want to..
Happy Creating my friends!
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