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Countdown to Christmas Chalk Board

By: Cathie & Steve
Cathie & Steve
Cathie & Steve
Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza are handcraft designers, Emmy Nominated television hosts, book authors, lifestyle experts and the inventors of Hot Glue Gun Helpers. Their shows can be seen in the United States, Australia, South Africa, The Philippines and on the Armed Forces Network.  They were nominated for two Daytime Emmys. Cathie and Steve has also appeared on numerous network shows and specials for NBC, ABC, Discovery Channel, HGTV, DIY and Food Network.  Programs such as Rachael Ray, IVillage Live, View From the Bay and the Florence Henderson Show have featured their creative ideas.
Mark the days in anticipation of Christmas!
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Supplies

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Boardwalk Blue, 2 oz.
Item #2487
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.


FolkArt ® Chalkboard Paint - Red, 8 oz.
Item #2538
Now you can create a chalkboard writing surface on any piece of wood or even terra cotta! Our new chalkboard paint is great for decorating furniture, party favors or gifts. Easy to use: simply brush on, let dry and condition with chalk! Chalkboard paint is waterbased and non-toxic.


FolkArt ® Chalkboard Paint - Camouflage, 8 oz.
Item #2541
Now you can create a chalkboard writing surface on any piece of wood or even terra cotta! Our new chalkboard paint is great for decorating furniture, party favors or gifts. Easy to use: simply brush on, let dry and condition with chalk! Chalkboard paint is waterbased and non-toxic.


FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - True Burgundy, 2 oz.
Item #456
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.


Mod Podge ® Gloss, 8 oz.
Item #CS11201
Mod Podge ® is quick-drying for multiple coat build up and dries clear. Can be sanded to a smooth finish. Cleans up easily while wet with soap and water. Certified AP non-toxic; waterbase. Mod Podge ® is an all in one decoupage glue, sealer and finish


Mod Podge ® Dimensional Magic, 2 oz.
Item #CS11215
Create faux mosaic, quilt and other textures with added dimension. Dries clear and allows the full color of the surface below to show through. Works with Mod Podge, acrylic paint, dyes, pigments and more. Stay put formula won’t sag or run. Perfect for jewelry, paper crafting and accenting home décor items.


Other Supplies
11” x 13” Wood plaque
Foam paintbrush
Holiday themed scrapbook paper
25 1.5” wood disks
Detail paintbrush
Hot Glue
Letter stickers “Be Merry”
Chalk

Instructions

  1. Paint the plaque with two coats of True Burgundy paint. Allow to dry.
  2. Trace around the top of the plaque to make a template of the shape. Cut one shape from a piece of holiday themed scrapbook paper
  3. Coat both sides of the paper with Mod Podge, position on the top of the plaque and topcoat with more Mod Podge. Use your fingers to press out any air bubbles. Smooth your brush strokes. Allow to dry.
  4. Paint 1/2 of the wood chips with green chalkboard paint. Allow to dry. Paint a second coat of paint in the opposite direction. Once dry, rub chalk over the surface and wipe clean to season the chalkboard. Repeat with the remaining wood disks using red chalkboard paint.
  5. Using a detail paintbrush and boardwalk blue paint, paint small lines around each wood disk. 6. Position the wood disks and letters onto the plaque. Use the photo as a guide. Hot glue the disks to secure. Peel the stickers to secure.
  6. Add small pools of Dimensional Magic over design areas on the paper to highlight the design. 8. Chalk the number 1-25 on the disks.
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