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Chalkboard Ceramic Trophy with Clear Chalkboard Topcoat

By: Chris Myer Williams
Chris Myer Williams
Chris Myer Williams
I have always found comfort and happiness when I was busy designing and creating. I have many interests and talents and often I am torn when deciding which art medium to work creatively in. Decorative painting is my first love; however, I also enjoy stenciling, jewelry making, sewing, crochet, needlework of all kinds, cooking, card making, faux finishes, decorating and gardening. Working in the craft and hobby industry for many years, I have enjoyed the pleasures of traveling, teaching, and sharing with others basic crafting how-tos! Currently, I am employed as the Marketing Education Director at Plaid. My career journey to this day, is still allowing me the gift of sharing with others the joys of crafting and finding their creative spirits! I hope that our creative paths may cross one day. Until then... happy creating!
A ceramic trophy becomes the center of the home when you use it to honor your family's accomplishments.
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Supplies

FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Look at Me Blue, 2 oz.
Item #2924
This is the only paint you'll ever need! Paint wood, glass, ceramic, metal, terra cotta, rigid plastic, canvas, styrofoam, slate, paper mache and fabric with the same bottle. Our patented, self-sealing formula offers superior coverage for fewer coats and quicker drying times. With a dishwasher-safe glossy finish, this water-based non-toxic formula resists moisture and rust comes in a wide color palette including basics and trend-right shades.

$1.99

Mod Podge ® Clear Chalkboard Topcoat, 8 oz.
Item #CS25262
Make any project a chalkboard with this clear topcoat finish.

$7.99

Other Supplies
Ceramic mug
Brush basin or container for water
Paper towels
Foam plate
No. 10 or 12 flat brush
White chalk
Stencil tape
Rubbing alcohol

Instructions

  1. Wash ceramic trophy in warm soapy water; rinse well and allow to dry.
  2. Wipe ceramic trophy with rubbing alcohol dampened paper towel to remove any remaining dirt, grease or soap film. Allow to dry.
  3. Using stencil tape, mask off desired label shape and size on front of ceramic trophy.
  4. Basecoat trophy handles, label area and base Look at Me Blue. Allow to dry and reapply for opaque coverage.
  5. Allow to thoroughly dry several hours.
  6. When dry, bake to cure paint to ceramic surface before creating the chalkboard finish. To cure paints, place ceramic trophy in a cool oven. Turn oven on to 350 degrees and bake for 30 minutes. Turn oven off and allow trophy to cool down in oven as oven temperatures cool down too. (Note: you are heating your painted piece up and cooling it down in the oven.)
  7. Your FolkArt Multi-Surface paint should now be cured to the ceramic surface and you are ready to apply the Clear Chalkboard Topcoat to the painted label area. Allow to dry. Reapply a second coat. Allow to dry.
  8. The chalkboard surface area should be “conditioned” prior to using. To condition the label, hold a piece of chalk on its side and chalk over the entire label coating the surface with white chalk. Note: if a surface is not conditioned prior to use, you may always see a “ghost” of what was first written after it has been wiped away.
  9. Wipe away conditioning chalk with a paper towel and your trophy is now ready for your message.

Tip: You can choose to tie a pretty bow on a handle, or fill the trophy with “the winner’s” favorite candy or treasures!

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.

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