Hand Lettering Using Kassa Chalk Markers
Kassa Chalk Markers can be used for a variety of things, and that includes hand lettering. Lettering can work on many different surfaces. There are also many tips and tricks when it comes to hand lettering with chalk markers, and they really help with the whole process of lettering. It’s easy to do, and it really lets out your creative side!
Lettering can be done on chalkboard, chalkboard vinyl, glass, wood (when it’s sanded down), and even doors if they’re covered with either chalkboard paint or chalkboard vinyl. Here are some different surface options for lettering with chalk markers:
Chalk markers work well on glass because it’s easy to erase the markers from the surface. They glide easily on glass and write just as easily, possibly easier, as the markers write on chalkboard related surfaces. A tip for lettering on glass is to avoid smudges by leaning your arm against a cloth or plastic surface so you don’t accidentally scratch or leave smudges on the glass surface.
For chalkboard surfaces, chalk markers obviously work best on them because the markers are chalk based. A tip to creating a good lettering design with chalkboard surfaces is to first create an outline with chalk. Use regular chalk to write out your design on the surface and then use chalk markers to write over the chalk. It’s easier to create an outline with chalk since it may be easier to erase than chalk markers. Once you have your design set, you can choose to add some extra designs around the lettering to add some extra decoration to your piece!
For wooden surfaces, it’s not as easy to create lettering with chalk markers, but it can become easier by following these easy tips: First, sand down the surface to make sure it’s as smooth as possible. Then, stain the surface to make sure the surface is strong and as compatible with the markers as possible. Now, you can easily draw on wood with chalk markers!
For drawing on surfaces that aren’t meant to be drawn on with chalk markers, you can either cover the surface with chalkboard paint or chalkboard vinyl. It makes your project much easier and gives you a surface to letter on! You may want to letter on unconventional surfaces to create decorations for a party, your home, or just to add an extra surface to draw on!
Some tips to perfect your hand lettering skills are described below:
- Practice - The easiest tip anyone can give is to practice. You can practice by examining different fonts and then copying those fonts over and over on any surface, or you can even read up on the history of fonts. It’s all up to you, but practice makes perfect!
- Outline - As mentioned before in the chalkboard portion of the different surfaces, if you’re drawing on a surface that also supports regular chalk, create an outline with chalk and then overline with chalk markers. It makes lettering easier leaves more room for mistakes.
- Darken - To truly make your piece stand out, once you’ve completed your lettering, go over the lettering one more time with chalk markers. It makes the whole piece brighter and bolder!