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"This Way" Santa Handmade Sign

By: Chris Thornton-Deason

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At a Glance:

Project #14903 Skill Level: Advanced Time:
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This project features these great brands:

  • Delta Ceramcoat Logo

Delta Ceramcoat Acrylic Paint - White, 2 oz. - 025050202W

Number Needed: 1 $1.59
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Delta Ceramcoat Acrylic Paint - Jubilee Green, 2 oz. - 024210202W

Number Needed: 1 $1.59
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Delta Ceramcoat Acrylic Paint - Bright Red, 2 oz. - 025030202W

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Number Needed: 1 $3.29
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Other Supplies

  • Chipboard arrow plaque (ours came from Hobby Lobby)
  • Medium flat brush
  • No. 1 Script liner
  • Tracing paper
  • Transfer paper
  • Palette paper or foam plate
  • Brush Basin or container for water
  • Paper towels
  • Painter’s tape 1.5” wide
  • Stylus
  • Cosmetic wedge sponge


Surface Preparation Instructions
The project surface is actually chipboard which requires no prep. However, if a wooden arrow plaque is used, follow the instructions below.

  1. Using the large flat brush, apply a smooth, even coat of All-Purpose Sealer.
  2. Allow the sealer to dry and then sand with fine grit sandpaper.

Painting Instructions

  1. Secure painter’s tape through the center of the arrow.
  2. Paint the arrow Bright Red using the medium flat brush. Allow to dry; then remove the tape.
  3. Next, place painter’s tape directly over the red areas along the paint edge. Paint the exposed center of the arrow White using the medium flat brush. Allow to dry; then remove the tape.
    1. NOTE: If opaque coverage is desired, a second application of paint may be required.
  4. Trace and then transfer the lettering pattern in the center of the arrow.
  5. Paint the lettering Jubilee Green using a No. 1 script liner.

Stenciling Instructions

  1. Once lettering is thoroughly dry, position an arrow stencil in the center of the White and secure in place with painter’s tape.
  2. Stencil the arrow design Jubilee Green using a cosmetic wedge sponge. First load the sponge with paint, then offload by dabbing up and down on a palette.
    1. NOTE: Do NOT stencil over the painted lettering. If needed, refer to the project photo for placement.
  3. Stencil an accent of Jubilee Green leaves in the corner section using the arrow with a leaf design.
  4. Embellish the painted leaves with Jubilee Green stems painted with a No. 1 Script liner. Accent Bright Red dot berries using a stylus or the end of a paintbrush handle.

Finishing Instructions

  1. Apply a couple coats of Delta Ceramcoat Satin Interior Varnish using a medium flat brush to seal and protect.

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