Zig Posterman Signwriting new Chalkboard event notice highlighting Sign with marker

Learn how to make “Chalkboards” out of Masonry paint, according to John Niel Sign Writer in the United Kingdom this works much better than chalkboard paint. In a hurry just use a hair dryer to dry the board before you start.  Several of our application stories here on the Cohas Chalkboard Systems website review Zig Posterman Signwriting techniques and tips.

Sign painting is not only fun it can even be something you can turn into a home business.  Something many call a cottage corporation!  With just a few tools some training, imagination and Zig Posterman chalk markers you to could have a profitable enterprise.

Getting Started with Zig Posterman Signwriting

Using a soft pencil the first step is to put a border around the board that you can use as a guideline. In this video John dispenses the Zig Posterman marker “ink” or “paint” on to a pallet and uses a classic wide brush.

Lettering is done with the brush held at a steady 45 degrees to the board. This provides a calligraphy look to the sign. This is for the first word on the sign “Bahai” the second line of text is done in a block bold, sans-serif style with the brush at 90 degrees to the edges of the board. This would be a great time to switch over to the Zig Posterman 15mm if you are not as artistic as John Niel.

That simple text gets a surprising affect by dragging the letters down with his thumb. We have had this conversation with many that call or chat with us here at Cohas Chalkboard Systems. “Why do I need a black marker? I am going to work on a black board!” Watch in the video where with a straight edge our chalkboard artist creates a reflective look to the sign. Like magic the simple font is now sitting on the water!

Details Make The Difference

Layering a second coat with the fluid from the Zig Posterman marker puts a highlight in white on the letters. This segment of the video has been compressed so you only get a few seconds of it. Get a better view, pause at about 9:30 to take a look at how it’s done.

A quick lay down of red gives the main text some depth and a nice drop shadow. Using his pallet he mixes a little red with pink and creates highlights on top of the letters. One of the big advantages of the Zig Posterman Waterproof is that it will not lift once it has dried. Color layers are easy for the pro or first time user with waterproof Zig Posterman.

John shows us some canal boat and fairground lettering that gives inspiration to the sign in this video. Be sure to watch to the end where you learn how to make starbursts on your promotional signage.

Be sure to order his full length video HERE, for ideas tips and guidance on sign making with Zig Posterman markers!

If you are not quite up to the challenge of painting a board with roofing paint, consider Cohas Chalkflex.  This amazing plastic chalkboard with a textured easy to apply surface can make your Zig Posterman Signwriting easy to create and enjoy.  Don’t want to create your own chalkboard surface?  The Cohas Eco Chalkboards are ready made right here in America and available in standard sizes to fit most frames.

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