Post # 1
…WAY better than expected, you share them on Weddingbee!!
they may have taken me 765.32 hours, but I am just so happy with them! Now only 6 more ginormous ones to go!
question.. Anyone have experience with these things? I’m afraid if I don’t spray some sort of clear krylon on them that they are going to smudge all over the place in storage and transit. But if I spray them, then I can never use them again :/ help!
Post # 2
Personally, I say spray them anyways! I would much rather have them be stuck with their current design forever than redrawing everything the day of the wedding 🙂 They look great!
Post # 3
anabaugus : wow! Looks great!! I say spray them! Better be safe than sorry!
Post # 4
These are gorgeous!!! I didn’t spray mine and didn’t have issues but now that I found them in the garage I can see that depending on how early you made these and where you put them they can definitley get ruined. I found mine in a box and most have scratches through the text. Unless you’re a few weeks out I say spray them.
Post # 5
They look great!! I’m making a bunch of signs as well, but I have atrocious penmanship.
Post # 6
- Wedding: April 2016 - Manhattan, NY
anabaugus : You’ve got skills! My handwriting would never allow me to create something so pretty 🙂 Definitely spray those boards! You don’t want to worry about re-doing all of that hard work, especially on the big day!
Post # 7
anabaugus : Spray them and eat whatever money you *may* spend in the future on chalkboards. Rather that than having to redraw everything the morning of the wedding or having it look smudged in all of the photos.
Post # 8
Wonder if you could spray them with hairspray that could be scrubbed off later…
I have no experience with that, so you’d want to try it out first, but it sounds like it could work. I know I’d hate to have them scuffed up in transit!
Post # 9
kcoast : ana2017 : carrolltobee : ladyvictoria : MrsMeowton : Thank you ladies! You’ve all convinced me – I’m off to the store to get some matte krylon – definitely dont want to spend another trillion hours on these later!
bethio : Hmmm.. harispray is in an interesting idea! I wonder if it would leave them a bit sticky though… either way, I suppose I can always paint over them with a new coat of chalkboard paint at a later date so I could reuse them!
honeybadgered : I bought a calligrapgy book specifically for chalkboards! It’s helped a ton, but I have definitely spent a LONG time practicing and working on them! I’ve also found that looking up designs on the internet that others have already used/created is helpful – then its more just about copying instead of trying to create amaxing font on your own! Good luck to you in your sign adventures! 🙂
Post # 10
If you spray them with hair spray, the chalk will be fixed until you wash it off with water/soap.
Post # 11
I second the suggestion about lightly spraying them with hairspray…works perfectly!
Post # 12
anabaugus : Did you use the chalk pens? We did some for our engagement photos with chalk pens and it rained the whole time we were taking pictures and they didn’t have a smudge on them.We didn’t spray them or anything. We did protect them for travel by wrapping them in paper just so they wouldn’t scratch. (the paper was from hobby lobby to protect them, but I think newspaper would work just as well). Those are super cute btw