I do not have a very steady hand when it comes to fine lines and making exact measurements, but I do know a trick.
*This post contains affiliate links. Please see the disclosure policy for more information.
A simple way to get the perfect lettering and artistic design elements is to trace them.
I have seen a few methods in doing this, and while I appreciate the creativity of others in finding a way to trace by using chalk dust, sometimes I think going simple is just as effective. It also removes a few extra steps.
Chalkboard Tip: Tracing
- design printed in black that you want to use
- dull pencil
- white graphite paper
I used this particular graphite paper. It worked very well for me and was easily erasable on my chalkboard.
First, you need to lay your graphite paper down. Then place your design page on top. I taped down one side. This kept my paper in place and made it easy for me to flip it up and peek as I went along tracing.
Using a dull pencil — You don’t want a sharp point or you can tear through the design paper and graphite — press firmly as you trace over your design page.
I actually filled in the ‘Merry’ by coloring in my design on the graphite paper. I used chalk to go over the ‘Christmas’.