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FolkArt Rainbow Pastel Sign

Create a dreamy first day of school sign that can be reused every year!

This project features these great brands:

  • FolkArt Acrylic Paint Logo

At a Glance:

Project #16566 Skill Level: Intermediate
supplies

Plaid Supplies

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors Value Paint Set - Pastel Rainbow, 16 Colors - 13513

Number Needed: 1 $33.99
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Plaid ® Wood Surfaces - Plaques - Scalloped Panel, 12" x 12" - 44998E

Number Needed: 1 $5.99
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Plaid ® Surfaces - Mini Clipboard Frame - Whitewash - 44950

Number Needed: 1 $2.79
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Mod Podge ® Matte, 4 oz. - CS11305

Number Needed: 1 $4.49
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Plaid ® Wood Surfaces - Letter Packs - Bold - 12363

Number Needed: 1 $5.99
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Waverly ® Inspirations Tools - Sponge Applicators, 3 pc. - 60743E

Number Needed: 1 $0.00
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Other Supplies

  • Small screwdriver
  • Paintbrushes

instructions

  1. Base coat your wooden plaque in light blue and allow to dry 

  1. Using Light Lavender; Rosette Pink, Baby Pink, Daybreak, and Minted Aqua, create a blended rainbow from the bottom toward the middle of your plaque. You can use paint brushes or sponges to blend.  

  1. Using your sponges create 3 clouds using Wicker White.  

  1. Remove the small screw from your Mini Clipboard Frame and place the clip to the side. Lightly paint your clipboard with Wicker White. For a more aged look, wipe off some of the paint with a paper towel. Allow to dry and screw the clip back onto the board.  

  1. Using Mod Podge, glue down your clipboard to your plaque (see picture for placement). 

  1. Paint the front of your letters (G, R, A, D, E) with Baby Pink. Add a second coat if needed.  

  1. Using Mod Podge, glue your letters down next to your clipboard to create the word “Grade” 

  1. Allow to dry and finish off with a post-it note that refers to the child's grade! 

resources

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Learn about FolkArt Premium Acrylic Paint

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FolkArt Formula Guide

FolkArt Formula Guide

Crafting a new surface? Learn which FolkArt paint works best!

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FolkArt FAQs

FolkArt FAQs

Frequently asked questions about FolkArt Paint.

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Related FAQs

Cool colors are all the colors on the Green and Blue side of the color wheel. Yellow, Yellow/Green, Green, Blue/Green, Blue, Blue/Purple, Purple are all cool colors. All colors on the color wheel can be both warm and cool except Orange.
Transparent colors are thinned with medium or water to create a wash or a glaze of color that you can see through to the underlying surface.
Warm colors are all the colors on the yellow and red side of the color wheel. Yellow, Yellow/Orange, Orange, Red Orange, Red, Red/Purple, Purple are all warm colors. All colors on the color wheel can be both warm and cool except Orange.
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