I’m sure that, by now, you’ve seen the next big thing to hit the crafting world…
Heidi’s new Chalk Art line is the coolest, most innovative product to hit the market in I don’t know how long!
Of course…I may be biased, considering it’s my most favorite thing to create with right now…(smile).
Here are just a few of the Chalk Art creations I’ve made…
This was the very first image I made with the chalk paint. It was so fun! And, I gotta tell ya…really easy.
A few days later was my daughter’s birthday…and I got a bit more ambitious…
To get the shadow on the “Birthday,” I simply sprayed the Happy Birthday stencil in pink first, then moved the stencil a bit and sprayed in black.
And my biggest project…(so far!)…this giant Chalk Art design I sprayed for our current sermon series at church!
By “big,” I mean BIG…almost 8′ across and almost 7′ high…it’s so cool!
Now…I gotta tell ya. I don’t have any photos of the process.
I know, I know.
What??? No photos???
Nope, no photos. Truly, I think I was just so excited to see how/if this would work, I wasn’t thinking about documenting it.
BUT, I’m going to do my best to explain just how this came together.
This logo was created by some of the people who work on the church’s sermon planning committee. I love how simple and straightforward it is…and it has appeared pretty much everywhere around our building.
Here’s how we created the stencil we used to spray the image:
- We started by projecting the image onto a large blank wall using a computer projector similar to THIS ONE.
- Then we taped posterboard on the wall (over the projected image)…making sure to overlap the pieces so that there would be no open spaces in the design between pieces of posterboard.
- Next, I traced the image.
- Then, and this is important!, I shaded in the areas of the stencil that were to be cut out, so that there would be no confusion when all of the boards were taken down.
- Finally, before I took them off the wall, I numbered the posterboards so I knew which order to lay them in when it came time to spray.
Then, I simply cut the logo out using scissors…easy peasy! I didn’t have to be too ultra cautious about getting my cutlines entirely smooth & straight…the sprayed lines look great. I really just hacked away at the parts of the stencil I didn’t need.
We laid the stencil out…taped the boards together so they wouldn’t move while I was moving around the design and then I got to work spraying the logo!
And that was it!
The chalk dries almost instantly..and, even though I originally sprayed this design the Friday before Easter, it’s still there! Thousands of feet have walked over it and it shows very few signs of wear. It’s really just so awesome.
Here’s a little chalk-ing we did across the drop-off at the church’s main entrance. For this I sprayed “FREEDOM ROAD” 3 times…
- In white with the Chalk Art Stencil Alphabet
- In yellow with the Chalk Art Stencil Alphabet Shadow
- and then finally in black, again with the Chalk Art Stencil Alphabet Shadow
This was such a fun project! I ended up spraying this same logo design on the blacktop at each of our driveway entrances (so they could be seen by the cars first entering the lot) and at each of the building entrances…it’s made such a huge impact!
NOTE: Keep in mind that a design this big takes almost an entire can of Chalk Art Spray to complete! So, if you’re thinking of spraying your logo for your next event, make sure you order enough!
Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope I’ve inspired you to think up some ways you can use Heidi’s new Chalk Art collection at your next big event!
And check out Heidi’s awesome Chalk Art video…honestly…this girl:
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