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Garden Arrow Sign

This way to the garden! Every day more people are learning the joys of gardening. Why not combine your crafting hobby with your gardening hobby and create an eye-catching garden sign!

At a Glance:

#4427 Skill Level: Intermediate Time:
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This project features these great brands:

  • Acrylic Paint Logo
  • FolkArt  Logo
supplies

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Classic Green, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $1.59
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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Cinnamon, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $1.59
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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Bark Brown, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $1.59
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Plaid ® Stencils - Value Packs - Letter Stencils - 2" Wedding Day Alphabet

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $5.29
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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Cardinal Red, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $1.59
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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Vintage White, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $1.59
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FolkArt ® Mediums - Crackle Medium, 8 oz.

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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Fresh Foliage, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $1.59
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Plaid ® Wood Surfaces - Unpainted Layered Shapes - Snail

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $0.99
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instructions

Other Supplies

Wooden Arrow - 6" x 16", Brush Basin or container for water, Paper towels, Foam plate for palette, Fine grit sandpaper, Paint daubers, ¾” Flat brush, No. 10 Flat brush, No. 1 Liner brush, White craft glue

Instructions

Preparation Instructions

  1. Arrow Sign – Basecoat entire arrow sign Cinnamon and allow to dry. Sand smooth using fine grit sandpaper and reapply color.
     
  2. When dry, apply a liberal coat of FolkArt Crackle Medium to top of arrow sign. Allow to dry.
     
  3. Paint Vintage White liberally over dried crackle medium in a slip slap motion. Do not over stroke as crackling will immediately begin.
     
  4. Snail – basecoat body Classic Green and swirl on shell Fresh Foliage. Allow to dry.

Painting Instructions

  1. Arrow Sign – stencil “G A R D E N” Cardinal Red. Shade lower half of each letter Bark Brown.
     
  2. Paint Cardinal Red daisies along the base of the sign. Paint a Cinnamon dot for the daisy center. Accent with Classic Green grass and leaves.
     
  3. Snail – Paint Vintage White stripes on the neck.
     
  4. Highlight the swirl with Wicker White and shade with Classic Green.
     
  5. Accent with Cardinal Red polka dots.
     
  6. Paint a Bark Brown eye and Cardinal Red cheek and smile.

Finishing Instructions

  1. Paint the edge of the arrow sign a trim color of choice, Bark Brown, Cardinal Red, or Cinnamon.
     
  2. Attach the painted snail to the arrow sign using white craft glue.

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.