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Chalkboard Lettering

Back when I shared my dry erase board turned chalk board, several people had pondered about the process I used to create the lettering. It really is quite simple and probably any creature with opposable thumbs could do it.

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Here is what you will need:
-Print Out (I whipped this puppy up in Photoshop, but you could easily create something in a word document, or physically cut out words with fonts you like.)

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Make sure your chalkboard is {primed.} Then start out by using the side of a piece of chalk and completely color over the backside of your print or words. This chalk dust is what will transfer onto the chalkboard later on in the process.

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Turn the print over, carefully place it on the chalkboard, and tape it down. I just kind of eyeballed it to make sure it was centered. It doesn’t have to be perfect.

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Using the pencil, trace around the outside edges of each letter and image. The pressure from the pencil tip will transfer the chalk.

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Here, I lifted up a couple pieces of tape to check and see how things were looking. I decided that I wanted the letters filled in, so I went back and did that too.

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Once you are finished, remove the print and you should have awesomeness on your chalkboard. That’s it! Easy peasy lemon squeezy.

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