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Be You DIY Project

Create this colorful sign to decorate a kid's room or work space with encouraging words. Use FolkArt Sign Shop products to paint a variety of bright and bold colors that will add a unique touch to any space.

At a Glance:

Project #15825 Skill Level: Intermediate

This project features these great brands:

  • FolkArt Sign Shop Logo
supplies

Plaid Supplies

FolkArt ® Sign Shop™ Acrylic Stencil Paste Set - Fun Brights, 6 pc. - 11977

Number Needed: 1 $0.00
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

FolkArt ® Sign Shop™ Squeegee Set, 6 pc. - 36354

Number Needed: 1 $0.00
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

FolkArt ® Sign Shop™ Mesh Stencil - Be You, 2 pc. - 63368

Number Needed: 1 $0.00
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

FOLKART STRIPING TAPE 1/8" AND 1/4", 10 YDS

Number Needed: 1 $9.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Other Supplies

  • White Frame
  • White Foam Core

instructions

  1. Tape off stripes in the bottom corner of your frame. Apply stencil paste to your squeegee and drag it over the open areas. Rinse off your tool in between colors.
  2. Cut out a piece of foam core to fit inside your frame.
  3. Cut out and arrange your stencils onto your foam core.
  4. Squeeze your stencil paste onto your squeegee, and apply the paste to your stencil by dragging the squeegee over your stencil. Replenish your squeegee with more paste if needed. Rinse off your squeegee in between colors.
  5. To achieve an ombre look with your stencil, double load your squeegee and drag it across your stencil like you would normally. Keep dragging with your double loaded squeegee to blend.
  6. Remove your stencil from your surface while the paste is still wet.
  7. Wash your wet stencils with warm water to reuse.

resources

Related Videos

Introducing FolkArt Sign Shop

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Basic Stenciling Tutorial with FolkArt Sign Shop

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Using Multiple Colors with FolkArt Sign Shop

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Related FAQs

No, once fully dry, the paint has a no-smudge beautiful chalk effect.  As a matter of fact, if the message or design were sealed with a spray clear acrylic sealer, it would no longer be erasable and the surface could no longer be reused.  However, if the project is to be a permanent, non-changeable sign, then yes, of course, the surface can be lightly spray sealed with a clear acrylic sealer to seal and protect the design.

Yes, FolkArt Sign Shop Stencil Paste will mix well within the colors of each variety set.  Simply squeeze out a small amount of each color to be mixed. Begin by adding a small amount of the darker color into the lighter color, then continue adding small amounts of the darker color, a little at a time, until the desired color or value is achieved. It is recommended to use a palette knife to mix two or more colors when creating a custom color. 

No, FolkArt Sign Shop Multi-Surface Chalkboard Paint should not be mixed with water, mediums or other acrylic paints.  Mixing will destroy the properties that make this paint work as a chalkboard surface.

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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.