How to Create a Hand Lettered Chalkboard

Take your calligraphy and lettering skills to new heights and mediums by working with chalk and a chalkboard! Learn how to go from concept to sketch and refined chalk art, and get nice n' dusty while you're at it. We'll put our personal spins on the project by highlighting a favorite local restaurant and our most beloved dishes in the design! Chalk is fun to work with because it's so versatile and easy to edit, unlike ink. Enjoy the flexibility this old fashioned medium has to offer.

Topics Covered

  • From concept to final chalkboard design
  • Refining layout ideas into tight thumbnail sketches
  • Lettering vs. Calligraphy
  • Typography basics 
  • Chalk art best practices
  • Guideline set up

Want to join us for class? It's offered on-demand and now available to enrolled students. Enjoy this video and printable worksheets today!

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Hand Lettered Glass Signs

In this class, you’ll learn:

  • Preferred supplies for glass lettering,
  • Two methods for achieving a high quality design from a sketch,
  • How to best use a paint pen on a slick surface,
  • Purposes and uses for glass letting projects. 

After joining in on this class, you’ll be well equipped to beautifully create glass signage for your own personal needs, a sweet personalized gift, or even for your business or special event!

Want to join us for class? It's offered on-demand and now available to enrolled students. Enjoy this video and printable worksheets today!

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Materials Needed:

    • Glass (can be any kind: window, picture frame, mirror, etc.)
    • Sharpie Oil Based Paint Pen
    • White China Marker (found in craft sections and also used to mark on butcher paper)
    • Pencil
    • Eraser
    • Grid paper
    • Tape
    • Glass cleaner (Windex or something similar)
    • Paper towels (one for washing, one for removing China marker)
    • Optional: Acetone (nail polish remover) for mistakes or to erase your writing
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How to Hand-Letter Different Types of Ornaments

After joining in on this class, you’ll be well equipped to tackle ornaments for your own personal enjoyment, a sweet personalized gift, or even for your business needs!

Topics Covered:

  • Materials needed for a successful ornament personalization
  • Tips for writing on glass, acrylic, and wood ornaments
  • Ideas for different types of ornaments and their wording.

Want to join us for class? It's offered on-demand and now available to enrolled students. Enjoy this video and printable worksheets today!

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Materials Needed:

Wood Slice Ornament:

  • Wood slice with hole drilled (I purchase mine from Hobby Lobby but Amazon and many DIY/craft stores carry them)
  • Craft paint
  • Paint Pen (Sharpie, Posca, or Sakura Pen Touch all work well)
  • Ribbon

Acrylic Ornament:

  • 4" round acrylic circle with hole drilled in top (can be any piece of acrylic in any size or shape)
  • Sharpie Oil-Based Paint Pens
  • Ribbon

Classic Glass (or Plastic) Ornament:

  • Glass or plastic ball ornament
  • Sharpie...
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June 29-July 5: Hand-Lettered Wood Signs Class

Homework Challenge: #kcawoodsigns

Walking through a store with beautiful wooden signs for sale, have you ever found yourself thinking, “Hmm.. I could totally make that but I have no idea where to start”? That’s where Carrie comes in, friends! She's spilling all of her sign-making secrets just for you. She's been through enough trial and error for all of us and is here to share her very best tips for lettering on wood.

In this class, you’ll learn:

  • How to prep your wood and why it is important to do so
  • The materials needed for both prepping your sign as well as for lettering
  • And a step by step process for taking the fear of error out of the sign lettering equation.

After joining in on this class, you’ll be well equipped to tackle signage for your own personal enjoyment, a sweet personalized gift, or even for your business needs!

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