For those of you who follow me here…you know I have a chalkboard canvas that I love to doodle and draw on. I first shared how I made my chalkboard in this post. I have been posting my almost monthly creations and drawings…see here, here, and here, for a few of my favorites.
Today I want to share a quick little tip that makes chalk art and lettering so much easier!
As most of us know, chalk comes out of the package with a blunt, flat end. Not the easiest to use when trying to make precise lines and letters. There are chalk pencils you can purchase, but why buy the more expensive option when I have just the tool I need…a good old fashioned pencil sharpener.
I have had this sharpener for years…and it is perfect for two reasons. It has a regular pencil size opening and a larger opening…just the right size for a standard piece of chalk. It also has a plastic case attached to catch shavings and very fine chalk dust. Just a few turns and your blunt chalk comes out perfectly pointed.
So much easier to make those straight lines and details with the pointed tip. Sometimes it is the simplest tips that make the biggest impact.
I am currently working on my February chalk art, and shared this sneak peek…
Can you guess the theme? Finished photos will be posted on Friday…see you then!