Meanwhile, I've been struggling a bit with how to transfer designs and fonts from my computer to a chalkboard base. I tried cutting a paper stencil. Didn't work. Bought plastic stencil material and an X-acto knife. Nope. So, when I thought about that cool chalkboard that my daughter saw and that I really wanted to make for her, I needed to find a way. The last option (or so I thought) before I hit the "search" button on Bing was to use white carbon paper and trace the design. I was a bit worried about the white lines showing up though. On to Bing.... lo and behold there's a GREAT SOLUTION!! Three EASY STEPS: Print up a picture or a Word doc of what you want. Rub chalk on the back side up and down and then across. Put the paper on your board and trace over the design with a pencil. That's it. Seriously, that's it!!
So, get an old frame or a piece of wood. Spray paint the surface with chalkboard paint and follow the directions here and you'll have a great decoration!