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DIY Chalkboards: Add Character to Your Wedding, Event, Shop, or Home!

Kathy Leonard, Calligraphy, Invitation Design, Watercolor

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11 Videos (46m)
    • Introduction

    • Measuring & Painting

    • Sketches

    • Setting up your workspace

    • Laying out your design

    • Seasoning your chalkboard

    • Transferring your design

    • Tracing

    • Tracing & faux calligraphy

    • Fixing mistakes

    • Closing


About This Class

In this class, you will learn to create a chalkboard from scratch using chalkboard paint and a picture frame. Then, you will learn the basics of laying out your chalkboard in Adobe Illustrator and will learn how to transfer that design to your actual chalkboard.

8 of 9 students recommendSee All

I've done several chalkboards before, but I definitely learned some new tips and techniques! Easy to follow class with a nice pace.
Cindy Clearwater

Graphic/Web Designer, Photography Enthusiast

She outlines the basics well enough to understand the steps. It was a little quick on the illustrator part, but if you understand the program its no problem. Enjoyed class!





Kathy Leonard

Calligraphy, Invitation Design, Watercolor

Hi! I'm Kathy of Ocean & Coral Creative. I started out doing calligraphy in 2014 when I came across a class on Skillshare (!!) and I fell in love with the art! Since then, I have expanded my calligraphy skills to include envelopes, invitations, bar signs, chalkboard signs, place cards, escort cards, back drops, seating charts, logos, and lots more.

I currently have two classes on here, so be sure to check them out!

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