Holiday chalkboard art…

With the house tour coming up; I thought I would have some fun with some chalkboard art in my front entry. I sketched up a Santa and then added the lettering. I cheated on the lettering and did a transfer technique that I have used in the past to paint patterns and motifs on furniture.
It was fun to mix the fonts. I just printed them out in the size I wanted on my computer, right side up.
Instead of pencil on the back of the paper, you just rub chalk on the back side, tape it up where you want it to go, and trace over your text on the right side. It transfers just enough to see so you can darken your lines. I saw that suggestion some where on Pinterest(of course). I wish I knew who came up with it, I’d credit them. Pure Genius!
I like that he looks like when he laughs, it would be like  a bowlful of jelly.
 He’s a jolly old soul. After I was done, I started wondering if that saying was really Santa, or was that from Old King Cole?
 It belongs to Santa now! I wanted to write “He’s watching you”, you know, as motivation for the children  to not beat the snot out of each other,but I thought it might be a bit freaky.
 I am so excited getting everything ready for the walk! Hopefully Santa will still be here! The minute I finished the kids asked me when they can add to my artwork. :)
Jen
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Comments

  1. 4

    says

    Great job Jen! I need to work on my chalk art.It’s not so good right now LOL! As kids get older and they know about Santa you can still say “Santa is watching you”. Because he/she really is ;-)
    xx
    Anne

  2. 7

    says

    Jen, it looks fabulous and festive! Did you just use regular chalk and/or chalk pens. Seems like from what I’ve heard you can’t really use chalk pens on the chalkboards. Wondering if anyone has any experience doing such?????

    Such a great inspiration!

  3. 8

    says

    That is adorable. I was thinking about someone erasing it and then read what your kids said. Yikes, I hopw it makes it through the tour. I can’t wait to see all the beautiful homes.

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