Rectangle wood plaque, Brush basin or container for water, Paper towel, Foam plate, ¾” Flat brush, Fine grit sandpaper, White chalk, Stencil tape
- Draw a simple birdcage shape and transfer shape to wood plaque. Basecoat birdcage shape FolkArt Multi-Surface Pure Orange. Allow to dry.
- Basecoat area around the birdcage FolkArt Multi-Surface Magenta. Allow to dry.
- If desired, basecoat paint the routed edge of the wood plaque with FolkArt Multi-Surface Licorice. Allow to dry.
- Sand smooth using fine grit sandpaper; reapply all areas with a second coat for opaque coverage.
- Position Daisy Floral stencil over the base of the cage and tape in place using stencil tape.
- Load stencil brush with Licorice and stencil over floral stencil creating the decorative base of the cage. Allow to dry.
- When dry, brush a top coat of the Clear Chalkboard Topcoat over the entire wood plaque. Allow to dry. Reapply a second coat. Allow to dry.
- The chalkboard surface should be “conditioned” prior to using. To condition the wood plaque, hold a piece of chalk on its side and chalk over the entire plaque 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.
- Wipe away conditioning chalk with a paper towel and your birdcage chalkboard surface is now ready for chalk designs and scrolls.
Tip: You can even add a wood dowel and small bird as part of your design. I found a small wood bird and drilled a hole on his back to hold the chalk; but you can also hot glue a small feathered bird to your birdcage!