I have some other ideas for Christmas, so when the calendar clicked to November 1, I decided to roll with the subway art idea. I printed out words reminiscent of November (at least in my mind) in various fonts and sizes, and used painter's tape to arrange the words on the chalkboard.
Getting the arrangement of the words to look like it was balanced and creative, yet purposeful took longer than I expected it to, but was pretty easy overall.
The next step was to use a chalk transfer process to transfer the words onto the chalkboard. To do so, I took one word at a time off the chalkboard, rubbed chalk on the back of the paper, and replaced it on the board. I then took a pencil and traced and filled in each letter, which transferred the chalk from the back of the paper onto the chalkboard perfectly.
One tip that I have while doing this transfer process would be to work from left to right and top to bottom, so that your hand and arm do not rub the letters you have already transferred. I would also suggest that you remove the papers only when chalking the words, so that your careful arrangement of words is not lost.
|You can see that I needed to do some clean up around the words above.|
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