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How To Stencil A Chalkboard With Chalkboard Markers

In my last post, I shared with y’all how to use House&Canvas Furniture Paint as chalkboard paint… you can read it here.

As I mentioned in my previous post, you can easily use traditional chalk on your new chalk board… I got my white chalk from the dollar store! It’s a great option because it erases so easily and looks adorable. It’s a great option for kiddos just playing around, or for a project that changes all the time (like a to-do list). Sometimes, there are designs that require more precise lines, or something more durable than traditional chalk. This is when Chalk Markers are a great option.

How To Stencil A Chalkboard With Chalkboard Markers

My favorite chalk markers are by Chalkola. I love the color options, and the quality is top notch. They are non-toxic, xylene free, and odor free. You can use them on a variety of surfaces such as whiteboards, glass, non-porous blackboards, metal, ceramics, plastics and vinyl.

How To Stencil A Chalkboard With Chalkboard Markers

Here’s how I create a decorative sign using House&Canvas Furniture paint as chalk board paint, and Chalkola markers.

How To Stencil Using Chalk Markers

Materials:

  1. A Stencil (printed on normal paper)
  2. Tape
  3. Chalk
  4. Chalk Markers
  5. A Chalk Board (How To Make A Chalkboard).
  • Print your design out on normal printer paper and cut it out to size.
How To Stencil A Chalkboard With Chalkboard Markers
  • Flip your paper over and on the back and cover the surface with traditional chalk. Where ever you see the design, make sure there is a good layer of white chalk.
  • Tape the paper stencil to your chalkboard.
How To Stencil A Chalkboard With Chalkboard Markers
  • Trace your design with a pencil and remove your paper. You will see that the chalk has transferred to your surface leaving a perfect outline! Now you’re ready to use your chalk markers!!
How To Stencil A Chalkboard With Chalkboard Markers
  • To get your chalk markers started, ensure the lid is on the marker and shake. Remove the lid and press the nib down on a test surface, press down firmly to pump the marker until the chalk ink floods the nib and produces a smooth mark. For more information watch this video.
How To Stencil A Chalkboard With Chalkboard Markers
How To Stencil A Chalkboard With Chalkboard Markers
  • To remove the left over traditional chalk, use a damp q-tip or a small wet artist brush to get all those tiny details. You can repeat this process as many times as you like to achieve your finished design.
How To Stencil A Chalkboard With Chalkboard Markers

You can shop Chalkola markers on Amazon or on their website here.