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The other day I shared my basic chalkboard 101 tips. I know not all of you are comfortable free handing a design onto chalkboard, so today I wanted to show you how you can easily transfer an image onto chalkboard for professional looking results!
This is literally something that anyone can do and your design possibilites are endless!
First you need to pick an image that you would like on your chalkboard. If you are looking for designs, Graphic Stock has over 300,000 beautiful images to choose from – the hardest part is just choosing which one you want! To get started you just need to head over HERE for your 7 day free trial and you can download as many images as you would like. I have been a member for over a year and especially love it for all of the seasonal designs. If you do not wish to continue with Graphic Stock after that time, be sure to remember to cancel within the 7 days as you will be billed automatically after that time. For my chalkboard projects, I chose a swirly heart and a rubber stamp “Kiss Me” design. I also downloaded this one for a future project.
Now that you have chosen your image, download it as a JPEG and print it out onto plain ol’ white paper. If you would like a larger size of the image, just put it on a USB stick and take it down to any printing store to have it enlarged and printed onto engineer paper It only costs a few dollars even for really large sizes. My kitten got a hold of mine after I had it printed out, but even all crumpled it still worked. 😉
Next you need to turn the image over. Using the side of a piece of chalk, completely cover the entire area where the image is.
Turn the image back over and place where you would like it to be on your chalkboard. If you have a larger piece of paper, you may want to tape the corners down so it doesn’t move. Take a thick pencil or pencil crayon and trace over the image that you want to transfer, pressing fairly firmly. Once you are done, remove your paper and the outline of the image will be left on the chalkboard.
Take a chalk pen and go over your image. You may want to use some regular chalk as well to shade in areas and give it a more authentic chalkboard feel. Once you are done, you can use a soft cloth or cotton swab to remove any excess chalk. I added some wording to mine and a few more embellishments but you could always add these prior to the printing of the design if you didn’t want to free hand anything.
It even worked great for intricate designs. Just outline what you need to and fill in the rest on your own.
This was the perfect design to add my photo banner to!
So head on over to Graphic Stock to get started on your FREE 7 Day Trial! I’d love to see what you create!
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