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Chalkboard Ceramic Trophy with Clear Chalkboard Topcoat

A ceramic trophy becomes the center of the home when you use it to honor your family's accomplishments.

At a Glance:

#5132 Skill Level: Beginner Time:
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supplies

FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Look...

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Mod Podge ® Clear Chalkboard Topcoat, 8 oz.

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instructions

Other Supplies

Ceramic mug, Brush basin or container for water, Paper towels, Foam plate, No. 10 or 12 flat brush, White chalk, Stencil tape, Rubbing alcohol

Instructions

  1. Wash ceramic trophy in warm soapy water; rinse well and allow to dry.
  2. Wipe ceramic trophy with rubbing alcohol dampened paper towel to remove any remaining dirt, grease or soap film. Allow to dry.
  3. Using stencil tape, mask off desired label shape and size on front of ceramic trophy.
  4. Basecoat trophy handles, label area and base Look at Me Blue. Allow to dry and reapply for opaque coverage.
  5. Allow to thoroughly dry several hours.
  6. When dry, bake to cure paint to ceramic surface before creating the chalkboard finish. To cure paints, place ceramic trophy in a cool oven. Turn oven on to 350 degrees and bake for 30 minutes. Turn oven off and allow trophy to cool down in oven as oven temperatures cool down too. (Note: you are heating your painted piece up and cooling it down in the oven.)
  7. Your FolkArt Multi-Surface paint should now be cured to the ceramic surface and you are ready to apply the Clear Chalkboard Topcoat to the painted label area. Allow to dry. Reapply a second coat. Allow to dry.
  8. The chalkboard surface area should be “conditioned” prior to using. To condition the label, hold a piece of chalk on its side and chalk over the entire label coating the surface with white chalk. Note: if a surface is not conditioned prior to use, you may always see a “ghost” of what was first written after it has been wiped away.
  9. Wipe away conditioning chalk with a paper towel and your trophy is now ready for your message.

Tip: You can choose to tie a pretty bow on a handle, or fill the trophy with “the winner’s” favorite candy or treasures!

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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.

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