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Clapboard Chalkboard Menu

This clapboard chalkboard menu is a memorable touch for any Oscars party.
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Martha Stewart Crafts ® 2oz Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint - Wedding Cake
Item #32076
High-performance, patented, premium acrylic paint is specially formulated for use on all surfaces. Its highly pigmented color provides superior coverage-perfect for all craft and hobby painting techniques, including brush painting and detailing, sponging, stenciling, stamping, and printing. UV- and weather-resistant for indoor and outdoor use. Self-priming for use on porous and non-porous surfaces. Dishwasher-safe on glass. Non-toxic; waterbased; USA-made. 60 Satin paints provide a soft, subtle, sheen.


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Martha Stewart Crafts ® Basic Brush Set - 5pc
Item #32244
Use these brushes for basecoating, blending, strokework and detailing. Ergonomically designed, easy-grip handles. Contains 5 white nylon bristle brushes: #6 round for lines and details, #10 and #16 flat for blending and strokework, 1/2in angular for blending and strokework, 3/4in utility for basecoating.


Martha Stewart Crafts ® Stencil Tape
Item #32292
Low-tack tape is safe for fabrics and other surfaces. Use to hold stencils securely in place or to mask off areas while stenciling. Contains one roll, 3/4in x 25yds.


Martha Stewart Crafts ® Typewriter Adhesive Stencils
Item #32307
Adhesive stencils are ideal for adding painted designs to any project, especially on curved or slick surfaces. Repositionable, reusable. Contains 2 multi-design 5-3/4in x 7-3/4in stencils and instructions. 78 total designs.


Martha Stewart Crafts ® 2oz Erasable Liquid Chalk, White
Item #33554
Erasable Liquid Chalk is more durable and long-lasting than regular chalk. Applied like paint, it doesn’t smudge and washes away with a damp sponge, leaving no shadow. A convenient foam pouncer makes stenciling and silkscreening quick and easy. For best results, use it on top of Martha Stewart Crafts Multi-Surface Chalkboard Paint that has been conditioned by lightly rubbing chalk over the surface.


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Black foamboard


  1. Starting with a 11"x13" piece of black foamboard, cut of the top 1-1/2" of the long edge. This will be the clapboard arm.
  2. Paint the arm and remaining board with 2 coats of Chalkboard Paint. Let completely dry. (Tip: Paint the backside as well to help prevent warping).
  3. Starting from the right, stencil tape off a diagonal design (approx. 55 degree angle) on the arm and top 1-1/2" of the board, leaving approx. 1-3/4" spacing between the tape.
  4. Paint the design with Craft Paint in Wedding Cake. Let dry, then carefully remove the tape.
  5. Adhere Adhesive Stencils to the board underneath the design edge. Apply Erasable Liquid Chalk to the stencils, then remove stencils.
  6. Trim the left corners of where the arm and board meet. Glue a small piece of foam board to the back of the base and arm so that the arm is skewed diagonally.
    • Tip: Use a brass fastener to allow for the arm to move.
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