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FolkArt Chalkboard Birdcage Plaque

Create a work of art with a painted decorative birdcage made from a simple wood plaque.

At a Glance:

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instructions

Other Supplies

Rectangle wood plaque, Brush basin or container for water, Paper towel, Foam plate, ¾” Flat brush, Fine grit sandpaper, White chalk

Instructions

  1. Draw a simple birdcage shape and transfer shape to wood plaque. Basecoat birdcage shape FolkArt Multi-Surface Pure Orange. Allow to dry.
  2. Basecoat area around the birdcage FolkArt Multi-Surface Magenta. Allow to dry.
  3. If desired, basecoat paint the routed edge of the wood plaque with FolkArt Multi-Surface Licorice. Allow to dry.
  4. Sand smooth using fine grit sandpaper; reapply all areas with a second coat for opaque coverage.
  5. Position Daisy Floral stencil over the base of the cage and tape in place using stencil tape.
  6. Load stencil brush with Licorice and stencil over floral stencil creating the decorative base of the cage. Allow to dry.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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!

supplies

FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints...

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

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FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints...

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FolkArt ® Painting Stencils - Small - Ditsy Floral

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Folkart ® Paint Tools - Stencil Tape

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Stencil Decor ® Brushes - Stencil Brush, 5/8"

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Mod Podge ® Clear Chalkboard Topcoat, 8 oz.

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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.

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