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Painted Canvas Sign DIY - Create Your Own Magic

At a Glance:

Project #15918 Skill Level: Intermediate

This project features these great brands:

  • FolkArt Sign Shop Logo
supplies

Plaid Supplies

FolkArt ® Sign Shop™ Acrylic Stencil Paste - Black, 2.53 oz. - 11985

Number Needed: 1 $0.00
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FolkArt ® Sign Shop™ Acrylic Stencil Paste Set - Fun Brights, 6 pc. - 11977

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FolkArt ® Sign Shop™ Squeegee Set, 6 pc. - 36354

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FolkArt ® Sign Shop™ Mesh Stencil - Create Magic, 2 pc. - 63369

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Other Supplies

  • 11 x 14 canvas
  • Stencil Tape

instructions

  1. Tape off top ½ of canvas as shown with stencil tape.
  2. Using the largest squeegee and black paste- squeeze a long line of paste onto the top edge of canvas and spread to cover like shown in photo.  * Tip- imagine spreading butter onto toast!  Let dry completely and remove tape.
  3. Layout stencil design as shown on bottom of canvas.  Cut out each word for easy placement.
  4. Following basic instructions on Stencil apply Stencil paste in different colors to create bright rainbow words. 
  5.  Remove stencils immediately and move onto next word, Repeat Cas needed, washing and drying stencils between use. let dry.
  6.  Layout stencil design for top of canvas and paint following colors in photo.  Remove stencil immediately and let dry.

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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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.