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  1. Maple Hill Memories
    May 30, 2013 @ 12:26 pm

    Where do you find good chalk to use for the designs on your chalkboards? The chalk I have doesn't leave nice lines…

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    • Julie
      May 30, 2013 @ 12:38 pm

      I just use basic school chalk in no particular brand. I turn it at different angles to get thick or thin lines. Many people do chalk art on a wet chalkboard for crisp lines, so you may want to try that. 🙂

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  2. Stacey
    May 30, 2013 @ 1:12 pm

    Perfect! Your patio looks like a great place to hang out.

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  3. Maple Hill Memories
    May 30, 2013 @ 2:50 pm

    Thanks for the informtion – I never would have thought about wetting the chalkboard down first!

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  4. Deneen@dreaming-n-color
    May 30, 2013 @ 2:53 pm

    Julie I love it! Looks like a great hangout too! Cute image!

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  5. Laura @ Top This Top That
    May 30, 2013 @ 9:54 pm

    Julie I just love your summer sign. Did you freehand that?

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    • Julie
      May 30, 2013 @ 11:24 pm

      Yes, I did, actually! 🙂 So glad you like it!

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  6. Angela Ryder
    May 31, 2013 @ 12:42 pm

    Great project, Julie! Love your porch! Looks like the perfect place to hangout! Happy Summer!!~~Angela

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  7. Jan G.
    June 2, 2013 @ 2:38 am

    love chalkboards (yours in particular); have zero artistic talent… what do you recommend to create chalkboards besides the "graft" style that was suggested to me… i want this to be fun-not a dreaded project!

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    • Julie
      June 2, 2013 @ 3:11 am

      The reply below is for you! My comments aren't cooperating! 🙂

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  8. Julie
    June 2, 2013 @ 3:09 am

    I recommend starting with some inspiration pieces or even just some fonts you like and just try copying them. Take special note of the scale of the letters or elements. The great thing about chalk is that you can easily erase isolated areas if you need to. Practice will help you get better! Your designs may not turn out exactly like someone else's, but they can be just as great. Good luck!

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  9. Laurel Stephens
    June 8, 2013 @ 1:54 pm

    I absolutely love your sign!

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  10. Tracy Greene
    July 8, 2013 @ 4:37 pm

    Brilliant! Gorgeous! I love your summer artwork too!

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  11. Dianne Humble
    February 18, 2019 @ 9:54 am

    Can you tell me what chalkboard paint you used? I bought some and used it and it is shiny, not like a chalkboard at all. Thanks!

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    • Julie
      February 18, 2019 @ 2:58 pm

      Yes! This was Krylon chalkboard spray paint 🙂

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