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

      4:25
    • Measuring & Painting

      6:01
    • Sketches

      4:01
    • Setting up your workspace

      3:39
    • Laying out your design

      11:11
    • Seasoning your chalkboard

      1:38
    • Transferring your design

      5:55
    • Tracing

      5:03
    • Tracing & faux calligraphy

      1:40
    • Fixing mistakes

      1:33
    • Closing

      0:42

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.

11 of 12 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 Leigh

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!

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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!

Visit my website: www.oceanandcoralcreative.com

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