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Project #15909 Skill Level: Intermediate

This project features these great brands:

  • FolkArt Sign Shop Logo
supplies

Plaid Supplies

FolkArt ® Sign Shop™ Acrylic Stencil Paste Set - Botanical, 6 pc. - 11978

Number Needed: 1 $0.00
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FolkArt ® Sign Shop™ Mesh Stencil - Kindness, 2 pc. - 63365

Number Needed: 1 $0.00
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FolkArt ® Sign Shop™ Mesh Stencil - Love Grows Here, 2 pc. - 63353

Number Needed: 1 $0.00
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Wicker White, 2 oz. - 901

Number Needed: 1 $1.69
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FolkArt ® Painting Tools - Stencil Tape, 3/4" x 25 yds. - 50380

Number Needed: 1 $9.99 $6.90
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Other Supplies

  • Square Wood Surface
  • 1” Wood Block

instructions

  1. Paint your wood surface with your darkest blue color from your stencil paste kit and let dry.
  2. Apply some of the white from your stencil paste kit to your 1” wood block. Drag your wood block down the edges of your surface. This will create a distressed looking effect.
  3. Cut out the words you’ll need from your mesh stencil pack to create your sign. Arrange the stencil(s) onto your surface. Remove the backing from your adhesive stencil(s) and place them on your surface.
  4. Squeeze your stencil paste onto your squeegee, and apply the paste to your stencil by dragging the squeegee over your stencil. Replenish your squeegee with more paint if needed. Rinse off your squeegee in between colors. Tape off areas of your stencil if needed to achieve a cleaner design.
  5. Remove your stencils from your surface while the paint is still wet.
  6. Wash your wet stencil with warm water to reuse.

resources

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Introducing FolkArt Sign Shop

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Basic Stenciling Tutorial with FolkArt Sign Shop

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Using Multiple Colors with FolkArt Sign Shop

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Related FAQs

No, once fully dry, the paint has a no-smudge beautiful chalk effect.  As a matter of fact, if the message or design were sealed with a spray clear acrylic sealer, it would no longer be erasable and the surface could no longer be reused.  However, if the project is to be a permanent, non-changeable sign, then yes, of course, the surface can be lightly spray sealed with a clear acrylic sealer to seal and protect the design.

Yes, FolkArt Sign Shop Stencil Paste will mix well within the colors of each variety set.  Simply squeeze out a small amount of each color to be mixed. Begin by adding a small amount of the darker color into the lighter color, then continue adding small amounts of the darker color, a little at a time, until the desired color or value is achieved. It is recommended to use a palette knife to mix two or more colors when creating a custom color. 

No, FolkArt Sign Shop Multi-Surface Chalkboard Paint should not be mixed with water, mediums or other acrylic paints.  Mixing will destroy the properties that make this paint work as a chalkboard surface.

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