Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Process Behind Seating Chart

I was recently hired to lettering on a giant chalkboard, the dimensions are 6 feet by 4 feet wide. The best part of this story is the groom is in New Jersey and the bride is from Missouri, and I was referred to them by someone who had seen my work at another wedding.  Cool, right?  I love stories like this!

This chalkboard was custom made by the bride's father, transported by the brides mother to me and the grooms parents picked up the chalkboard.  So, let's get to my process.

Here I'm standing next to the chalkboard to give you an idea of the size.   

The chalkboard needs to be primed first, this will prevent ghost images when changes are made.

Next is planning the layout, spacing and lettering styles.  This was the first layout.

I scrapped the first layout, and reworked the wedding date banner, curving it upward.  This created a more appealing look, but I still needed to do rework the guest names.

So I changed the seating chart to flow with the banner for an aesthetically pleasing look. 

The finally product, I had so much fun with this job.  

The products used for this chalkboard, cheap chalk for priming the chalk board, ruler, good chalk for layout design and chalk markers for the finally piece.  

Your Creative Friend,

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