January Chalkboard Art

  1. Find the center of your chalkboard – try to figure out your spacing before you begin. Sometimes it helps to just write it out as a rough draft (not using the fancy font) to get the spacing right.
  2. Go to dafont.com and search for “Pumpkin Pie Lattes”. This website allows you to write your phrase into a search box so you can see what it’ll look like in different fonts. I settled on “Pumpkin Pie Lattes” as the font for this month’s board.
  3. Using the preview feature on dafont.com, write “Baby It’s Cold Outside” and see what it will look like using “Pumpkin Pie Lattes”
  4. Start copying what you see! Most of the process is just mimicking what you see on your phone and comparing it to what’s happening on the chalkboard. I usually go letter-by-letter. Since this is a printed font, it’s easier to fix a letter if it doesn’t turn out the way you want it to.

Notes: I am using a standard piece of chalk, not a pen or chalk paint. It makes it easier to correct as you go. However, if you’re left handed you might consider using a chalk pen instead to avoid smudging over your work and erasing it.

If you’d like to see the process from start to finish, check out the video below! My niece, Pippa, makes an appearance at the end 🙂

Wildflower Collective: January Chalkboard Art from Stephanie Grantsaris on Vimeo.

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