By Emily R.
- 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.
- Go to dafont.com and search for a scripted font that you’d like to use in your design. This website allows you to write your phrase into a search box so you can see what it’ll look like in different fonts.
- Using the preview feature on dafont.com, write “Here Comes the Sun” and see what it will look like using your chosen font.
- Start copying what you see! Most of the process is just copying what you see on your phone and comparing it to what’s happening on the chalkboard. I usually go letter-by-letter (as you’ll see in the video) and thicken each one as I go on the downstroke instead of thickening the letters at the end of the process – but either way is fine.
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.
Another Note: This video makes it look like I write really fast! The whole process takes me probably about 20-30 minutes or so 🙂
Tip: I keep a wet washcloth next to me to erase any mistakes! It helps to create a clean slate.