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Alphabet Wedding Decor

Decorating and personalizing for any special occasion cannot only be fun but it can be made very easy using FolkArt large paper alphabet stencils and FolkArt Multi-Surface Acrylic Paint.

At a Glance:

#4594 Skill Level: Beginner Time:
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supplies

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Villa Green, 2 oz. - 2636

Number Needed: 1 $1.59
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FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Bark Brown, 2 oz. - 2907

Number Needed: 1 $1.89
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FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Wicker White, 2 oz. - 2894

Number Needed: 1 $1.89
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FolkArt ® Mediums - Textile Medium, 8 oz. - 796

Number Needed: 1 $13.99
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Folkart ® Brush Sets - Artist Variety Set, 10 pc. - 50536

Number Needed: 1 $7.99
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Folkart ® Brush Sets - Stencil Brush Set, Short Handle - 34107

Number Needed: 1 $4.09
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FolkArt ® Peel & Stick Painting Stencils - Our Wedding - 61144

Number Needed: 1 $5.49 $2.75
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FolkArt ® Laser Cut Adhesive Stencils - Bride Tribe - 39237

Number Needed: 1 $7.99
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FolkArt ® Stencil Value Packs - Wedding, 12" x 12" - 6099E

Number Needed: 1 $13.49
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instructions

Other Supplies

Wedding surfaces of your choice, Brush basin or container for water, Paper towels, Foam plate, Fine grit sandpaper, Stencil tape

Instructions

Wedding Project Instructions:
1.    The wedding “Best Wishes” banner was stenciled with Wicker White on a pale blue linen fabric.
2.    The “Mr. and Mrs.” Chair plaques were basecoated Sea Green and trimmed with Bark Brown. The words were stenciled Bark Brown. Hot glue a section of ribbon to the back of the personalized plaques then tie to the chairs.

Preparation Instructions:
1.    Prewash all fabric to remove manufacturer’s sizing. Dry thoroughly being careful not to use fabric softeners or dryer sheets. If needed, iron wrinkles without using a spray starch.
2.    Basecoat wood surfaces, allow to dry, sand smooth and reapply base color. If desired, apply a complimentary color along the routed edge of the wood plaques.
3.    Position large stencil on project surface where desired; secure in place using stencil tape. 

Stenciling Instructions:
1.    Fabric Surfaces – Squeeze a small amount of paint onto a foam plate or palette.
2.    Mix two parts paint with one part FolkArt Textile Medium. Using the fabric medium when painting on fabric will help to keep the decorated fabric soft when dry.
3.    Load stencil brush with paint and fabric paint mixture by dabbing into the puddle. Dab a few times more on a clean spot on the foam plate to ensure you have the entire stencil brush properly loaded with paint. Holding the stencil brush as you would a pencil, begin dabbing up and down over the opening of the large paper stencil. Continue stenciling until the entire design area has been painted. Set the stencil brush aside and lift the paper stencil to reveal the stenciled letter.
4.    Continue stenciling each letter creating your personal message.
5.    Wood Surfaces – Load stencil brush in the same manner using paint only, (without any medium). Stencil to personalize wood plaques with either “Mr. & Mrs.” or with personal names.
6.    Set completed projects aside to thoroughly dry.

Curing Instructions:
1.     All project surfaces painted with FolkArt Multi-Surface Acrylic Paints should be cured to increase the paint’s durability. Follow the Heat Setting to Cure Technique when decorating fabrics.  

Heat Setting to Cure Technique – Allow your decorated fabric to air dry 24 hours then heat set using either one of two recommended methods.

Dryer Method – Turn garment inside out; place item in dryer for 30 minutes on highest setting allowed for the type of fabric used.

Iron Method – Place decorated item right side up on ironing board; cover with dry pressing cloth. Set iron to highest setting allowed for fabric used. Place dry iron (no steam) on area pressing for 30 seconds, lift iron moving to another area until all sections are heat set.

Wood plaques can be sealed for protections when thoroughly dry. If a sealed finish is desired, brush on one or two coats of either satin or gloss finish.

Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

Copyright: All Rights Reserved. No part of this Project may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing, except for your personal use, except by reviewer, who may in reviewing this project, quote brief passages in a magazine or newspaper.

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