Sunday, September 4, 2011

Blackboard Art for Digital Pages

It's Labor Day weekend.  In my neck of the woods that means school will start on Tuesday.  In honor of the start of school I used the theme of blackboard and chalk to create digital scrapbook pages.

Here are some of my ideas.  All of these designs were made using the Creative Memories Storybook Creator Plus 3.0 software.  To get started, the first thing to learn is how to create a piece of background paper that looks like a blackboard with chalk erased patina.

Here are the instructions for making the blackboard.  The blackboard paper will be the basis for all of the designs in these lessons.

Create a custom overlay using titles of school subjects and activities.

Here is a sample page with the overlay.

Make a blackboard page with cute kid letter fonts using Rainer's Kids Font - FREE at dafont.

Make custom embellishments using Dingbat fonts.

 Here's a sample page using custom dingbats as decoration.

Use the blackboard background along with some musical embellishments to create a school choral or instrumental themed page.

Create an elementary themed page.

Change some of your embellishments to coordinate better with a blackboard theme.

Download some chalk themed fonts to coordinate with the blackboard theme.  Most of these fonts can be found on the DAFONT website.  They are free fonts.  When you install them in your Windows system, they will show up in the SBC+ package in your font list.  Use pastel colors to give the impression of chalk.

You may want to purchase some school themed digital packages to go with your blackboard pages.  Consider Primary Elementary School , Primary High School , or Cheerful School Additions.

Here are some other embellishments that you can use.  Just right click on the picture and select "save picture as" and save the png file to your user content.

Happy Digi Scrapping!


  1. Hi Sher,
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  2. Very, very creative and sooooooooo cute!!! Thanks for sharing your ideas and talent Sher!! One day I'll dare to fiddle with digital. :-)

    Janet M.

  3. Thanks for sharing! This is great! I still scrapbook, just not as much! So busy! If you want you can put me back on your mailing list. I would love to schedule some time to digitally scrap. Take Care!

  4. Hi, looks great, do you recal the name of the digital overlay from Creative Memories; I cannot find it. I am trying to create a chalkboard background, and this one is perfect. thanks, Laura


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