For our church’s Advent sermon series we’re going through the famous John 3:16 as a way to look at Jesus as God’s gift to the world. I usually come up with all of our sermon graphics, but I also wanted to create a large display in the foyer of our sanctuary. I had this idea of doing a large chalkboard display. In my mind, it would be really elaborate with tons of pictures of the nativity story, vintage-looking lettering, and tons of interesting things to look at. I had no idea what I was getting myself into.
I picked up some chalkboard panels at Home Depot… the same ones I used for my nightstands. I figured a five panel display should be big enough to make a statement. I used the title slide I created on photoshop, then projected it on the panels so I could copy the fonts/text. This took a lot longer than expected. I thought it would be easy since I was just copying, but even copying takes a long time. The projection made it a lot easier to keep things precise and centered on the chalkboard(s).
After I had finished the center panels, I was sick and tired of chalkboarding, but still had 2 more panels to go! I don’t know how the professional chalkboard artists do it.
All in all, the whole project took about a week. Even attaching the panes to the stands took more time than anticipated. I’m not sure if it was worth it. haha. Hopefully this helps people to focus on our sermon series more…