Pi Day Chalkboard How-to

March 26, 2014, In: Hand Lettering, How-to
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For the back of the pie table, we decided to recreate the invitation pi drawing onto a real chalkboard. I thought I’d share with you how I did it!pi day party tablescape

I started out with a large printout of my drawing. Your local FedEx/Kinko store should be able to handle this.

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I went over the back of the drawing with chalk. You don’t need to be exact here. Just make sure you have chalk coverage on the entire drawing.

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I then flipped the drawing over and traced over it with pencil. Make sure you trace over the entire drawing.

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The chalk on the back will transfer to the chalkboard. It will be faint, but you’re just looking for a guide here. I then used the transfered guide to draw my illustration.

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The sides of the chalkboard need a little something so I freehanded a scallop edge.

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The final chalkboard!

We needed to transport the chalkboard to my mother’s house still. To keep the chalk from rubbing off, we gave it a light coat of hairspray.

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Salute, Denise

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