Great design is hard, which is why we’ve come up with five fantastic chalk pen design tips to help you create truly awesome artwork!
Chalk Pen Design Tips:
Plan your design properly!
How many times have you seen a chalkboard where the letters are all squished up one end or the words gently rise and fall as they go across the board? Even when people have used a stencil, sometimes the design is off centre or wonky.
Planning your design is just as important as drawing it! Use a level and measuring tape to space out where everything will go.
Experiment with different fonts
Lots of people think it looks fine when they scrawl their message in bubble writing freehand and it looks like a child has attacked their chalkboard.
Newsflash, it doesn’t.
Introducing fonts to your chalkboard is an incredibly easy way to get a professional finish.
Make yourself a stencil.
The picture above is proof that even with a great design, and we think it is pretty awesome, freehand isn’t always perfect.
You won’e need an advanced ranking hostingów, just using a computer, find a font website (this website is pretty good), write out your text and print it off. Then all you have to do is cut out the text and trace around it on your chalkboard.
However, there’s something you can use to produce a stencil as big as you like on almost any flat surface… If you went to school before all of these high-tech digital projectors came out you might remember something called an OHP.
These fantastic machines are no longer needed in schools and are often sitting in a room somewhere, unloved and unused.
The beauty of these machines is that they can reproduce an image as big as you need!
All you have to do is trace your design onto the acetate, place the sheet onto the projector and retrace your image in chalk on to your wall.
Erase mistakes properly
For this, cotton ear buds are your saviour. Instead of trying to make small corrections with a giant flannel or sponge, an ear bud can accurately and inexpensively fix those mistakes you make.
You can use hot soapy water with your ear bud or this chalk cleaner.
Check your equipment!
Great designs need great equipment. If there’s something wrong with one aspect of your artwork then your entire project can look a bit lacklustre.
To get your gear up to scratch you need to make sure your chalkboard is clean and your chalk is good quality.
You have two options when it comes to your chalkboard – cleaning it or repainting it.
Obviously repainting it with Chalk Paint will give the best results as the fresh new layer will have absolutely no blemishes. It’s easy too, just watch this short video to see how quickly it can be done!
If you don’t want to repaint your chalkboard, then you can clean it with hot soapy water. If that doesn’t do the trick then Rainbow Chalk Cleaner fluid will get the job done.
Finally, your only option for a great, professional finish is a Rainbow Chalk Marker.
Rainbow Chalk Markers For Great Looking Chalkboards
Want to create great looking chalkboard designs?
Our fantastic, non toxic, waterproof chalk markers use liquid chalk to get a professional finish on of your chalkboards.
To get yours visit our liquid chalk section or choose one now from the product boxes below!
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