March Chalkboard Design

By Emily R.

  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 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.
  3. Using the preview feature on dafont.com, write “Here Comes the Sun” and see what it will look like using your chosen font.
  4. 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.

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