# Chalkboard background to write on

I was wondering if it is possible to create a chalkboard background in LaTeX, like in this picture (minus Bart of course). Then write in the chalkboard using white fill (chalk)?

Is it possible to do this in a non beamer type document class, i.e. not as frames?

## 1 Answer

One option could be to desig a chalkboard with tcolorbox help.

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage{emerald}
\usepackage{tikz}
\usepackage{lipsum}
\usepackage{simpsons}
\usepackage[most]{tcolorbox}

\newtcolorbox{chalk}[1][]{
enhanced,
colback={green!40!black},
colupper=white,
fontupper=\ECFAugie\large,
notitle,
sharp corners,
colframe=brown!70!black,
height=.75\linewidth,
boxrule=2mm,
drop fuzzy shadow,
underlay={\tcbvignette{size=2mm,
inside node=frame, raised color=brown!70!black}},
#1
}

\begin{document}

\begin{chalk}
\lipsum[2]
\end{chalk}

\begin{chalk}[interior style image=blackboard.jpg]
\lipsum[2]

\hfill\Left\Bart
\end{chalk}

\end{document}


The handwritten font was taken from samcarter's answer to I need a beamer theme simulating blackboard presentation

And the background image on second example is an edited version of this blackboard

• Awesome. This is exactly what I was after. Thanks heaps @Ignasi. I also appreciate the Bart touch. – Mischief_Monkey Mar 1 '17 at 0:45