The Art of Chalk Lettering + Giveaway

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I have always admired chalk art but haven’t tried my hand at it until now. I recently received The Complete Book of Chalk Lettering: Create and Develop Your Own Style by Valerie McKeehan and hurried out for some chalk to start practicing.

The Art of Chalk Lettering www.radmomcoolkid.com

This book is like a beautiful and wonderful textbook – Valerie is very thorough in her explanations and the visuals are really helpful. The book is organized really well so you can move through the techniques easily as your skills improve. There are vocabulary terms you’ll have to get used to and once you do, you will find the tutorials fun and rewarding. The book also comes with fold out chalkboards so you can practice right away!

I started off with an easy cursive phrase to place behind our ceramic nativity.

The Art of Chalk Lettering www.radmomcoolkid.com

The Art of Chalk Lettering www.radmomcoolkid.com

Next, I decided to do a trickier holiday wreath to display on our mantle. I had no idea if it would turn out well or not but I am so happy with it! My mom and Noa are the artists in the family so I was nervous I was going to create something laughable. When Noa saw it he was really impressed! He also asked if he can borrow the book sometime.

The Art of Chalk Lettering www.radmomcoolkid.com

Not too bad, right?! I really like how it turned out for my first try at working with chalk! I feel like our driveway sidewalk chalk game is going to be pretty strong this summer so keep an eye out for it on Instagram!

You can buy The Complete Book of Chalk Lettering HERE or the Kindle version HERE or try your luck at winning a copy below!

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Be sure to check out Flax & Twine – she’s working on a project using chalk markers and I can’t wait to see it!

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Comments

  1. I do OK with a chalk pen, but when I try to write a message with chalk it looks like a toddler did it. I really need this book. You did an awesome job. I love the holiday wreath!

  2. I love those chalk letters! They look fabulous! I’ve always been a fan of chalkboard and chalk letters. I have a few chalk markers at home! What a fabulous giveaway!

  3. I didn’t even know chalk lettering was an “art”. I will have to check out that book. It looks like it has great tips!

  4. I LOVE Lily and Val and have a few of their pieces, as well as follow their Etsy shop quite a bit. I would love to learn better lettering-thanks for the chance to win.

  5. Wow! I had no idea that there was a book on how to do this. I’ve always admired others’ work in chalk. I’d love to win!

  6. Angelic Sinova says:

    My mom is a teacher and she writes so well with chalk. Me on the other hand… I’ll definitely have to check out that Chalk Lettering book. Great giveaway <3

  7. You did so awesome! Are you sure that was your first time? ;) I love how it looks, and should totally get the book too.

  8. Very pretty job. Never thought of decorating like this. What a great idea. Will have to get the book.

  9. Your design came out amazingly! I love to see chalk lettering, I personally can’t do it!

  10. The wreath looks really great. I’m impressed. I can’t handle chalk, the sound it makes when rubbing on the board is like nails on a chalkboard for me. lol

  11. That is so beautiful pen(manship), I am loving the wreath that’s nicely done.

  12. NYC SingleMom says:

    This is fascinating. I wouldn’t even have thought it was art. I think the book would be so helpful in adding to the decor of my home. You have definitely learned a lot because I love all your examples

  13. I am amazed with people who have this kind of skill. I want to learn how to do chalk lettering.

  14. I just got this book! I love it because I have always wondered how to do that on chalkboards.

  15. These pieces add so much to a room. Love that artwork displayed!

  16. I love chalk pens! These chalk boards are too cute…I want some! ;-)

  17. Always a fan of chalk lettering. Been seeing a lot of these from coffee shops.

  18. I tried a chalkboard in the kitchen for a weekly menu and it turned into a everyone writes on me board.. But it’s actually kind of cool!

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