Sunday, October 30, 2016

Chalkboard art ideas and benefits of sketching

Vintage windows repurposed into chalkboard art


Before children, teachers, educators and business people used iPads and computers…

… before markers on whiteboards were popular: in school classrooms and at home, chalkboards or blackboards were commonly used for education and creative, artistic play.

9-pane window found at an estate sale with chalk art
My son Nathan found this 9-pane window at an estate sale. It was repurposed with chalkboard paint by my husband Stan. He asked me to write something on it and hopes to sell it at Mudcreek Antiques in Abilene, Kansas.

Chalk as an art medium on chalkboard is trending decor

  • boutique signage
  • kitchen and family rooms in homes
  • deli, bar and restaurant menus
  • wedding and other events
  • dorm lounge
  • daycare
  • school and church classrooms

chalkboard window panels with Bible verse Ephesians 4:32
I used the bottom 3 panels to do chalk lettering of the Bible verse “Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.” Ephesians 4:32


Chalkboard art ideas


Chalkboard art: It is not happy people who are grateful, it is grateful people who are happy
It is not happy people who are grateful, it is grateful people who are happy.

How to use old windows to make chalkboard art

  1. find old window at estate sale or salvage yard
  2. wash it
  3. let it dry
  4. mask frame with tape or remove the panes
  5. lightly sand off chunks and flakes
  6. paint frame or…
  7. leave vintage patina and spray with satin clear
  8. replace broken panes with new glass or…
  9. …cut new material (cement board was used in the image shown)
  10. paint panes with chalkboard spray paint
  11. insert and secure prepared panes (replacements) into window frame
  12. sketch ideas, thumbnail size, with pencil on paper
  13. re-draw thumbnail sketches using chalk on actual panes

chalkboard art 1 Corintinians 16:14
“Let all that you do be done in love”
I Corinthians 16:14


Ideas for organizing and splitting the workload

Families take turns doing certain chores around home. Utilize a chalkboard to mark out whose turn it is to wash dishes, sort socks and fold underwear. Each week jot down important dates such as a parent-teacher conference, dental appointment and wedding anniversary.


Change it weekly and make celebratory notes!
Organize all kinds of things in your household for
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Memorize Bible verses on a chalkboard

Christians strive to grow in faith and share it with others. I’m so thankful my grandma inspired me and blessed many people throughout her entire life. Even after she lost her eye sight, she was always thankful, optimistic and shared her rich knowledge of the scripture she’d memorized.

love bible verse quote on chalkboard
“Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant”
1 Corinthians 13:4

Keep love fresh and healthy with the help of a chalkboard for Spiritual tips.

I love you and flower sketch on chalkboard
I love you and a flower sketch can brighten a mood like a fresh bouquet, hug and kind voice.

Benefits of sketching

Drawing in a sketchbook or on a chalkboard is well worth the time spent!
  • visual thinking tools
  • temporary, erasable
  • method of expression
  • form of communication
  • promotes discussion
  • extends memory
  • creative and design development
  • share ideas
  • aids problem-solving
  • learn about art and other subjects
  • explore variations
  • enhances concentration
  • generate ideas quickly
  • develop motor skills
  • play games like hangman or tic-tac-toe
  • encourages planning
  • builds ability to organize
  • distracts from difficult situations
  • pleasure — fun pastime

Sketching makes a wide variety of subjects interesting…

The Bible Project provides an illustrated video for every book of the Bible that outlines its structure and design and how it fits into the entire biblical story.

Many people, like me, are more teachable with pictures and demonstrations. We often sketch and take notes during
  • classes
  • seminars
  • symposiums
  • meetings

be awesome today chalkboard quote
Be awesome today is an encouraging statement! Our God is an awesome God! His grace and the power of His Spirit lives within all who believe and trust in Jesus Christ.
Who is it that overcomes the world except the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God? 1 John 5:5

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