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Dump Truck and Bulldozer Plaques

By: Jane Chandler
Jane Chandler
Jane Chandler
Jane Chandler is an artist/designer who resides with her hubby, three kids, and dog in Northwest Arkansas after “growing up” in Little Rock. She enjoys antiquing, flowers, decorating, watercolor/mural painting, and spending time with family and friends in her spare time. She’s worked for publishing, paint, and needlework companies within the craft and hobby industry for 25+ years. She loves to create unique items, using a wide range of mediums.
Coordinating wood pieces for a boy’s room.
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Supplies

FolkArt ® Outdoor™ Acrylic Colors - Grass Green, 2 oz.
Item #1626
Rich and creamy premium quality acrylic paint formula formulated for use outdoors. UV and weather resistant, FolkArt Outdoor is self-sealing and dries to a satin sheen. Paint on a variety of surfaces, including: unpainted or painted metal, tin, terra cotta, wood, stone and concrete. Use for traditional stroke work, stenciling or sponging, colors blend like regular FolkArt acrylic paints. Cures in 48 hours.

$2.59

FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Engine Red, 2 oz.
Item #2948
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 satin 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

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Calypso Sky, 2 oz.
Item #524
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.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Pure Orange, 2 oz.
Item #628
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.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Lemon Custard, 2 oz.
Item #735
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.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Wicker White, 2 oz.
Item #901
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home decor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Licorice, 2 oz.
Item #938
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.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Maple Syrup, 2 oz.
Item #945
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.

$1.59

Other Supplies
Two 11” x 11” pine plaques – by Walnut Hollow X7145 Item #24005
Round foam Spouncer® brushes – ¼” and ¾”
Ruler
Pencil
Paintbrushes – ½” and ¾” flat; #6 filbert; and #8 shader
Foam plate for paints

Instructions

  1. Use large flat brush and one coat of Wicker White to basecoat plaques; let dry.
  2. Use small flat brush and Licorice to paint side rims of plaques; let dry.
  3. Transfer dump truck pattern to one plaque, placing ground line 2” from lower left corner; transfer bulldozer pattern to remaining plaque, with ground line 4” from lower left.
  4. Use Calypso Sky to paint sky areas on both plaques; let dry.
  5. Use ¼” Spouncer and mixture of one part white to four parts Calypso blue to paint dot pattern on sky area; let dry.
  6. Use end of paintbrush handle dipped into Engine Red to paint small dots at center of larger dots on sky; let dry.
  7. Refer to photo for placement and use the following colors to paint designs. Dump truck: Tires – Licorice, Wheels – Engine Red, Dumpster – Yellow, Custard Dumpster insets – Pure Orange, Cab – Lemon Custard, Truck bed – Grass Green, Ground and dirt load – Maple Syrup, Bulldozer: Tires – Licorice ,Bucket/cab – Pure Orange, Body – Engine Red, Bucket dirt – Maple Syrup, Ground – Grass Green
  8. Use ¼” Spouncer dipped into Pure Orange to paint dot over center of wheels on both designs; let dry.
  9. Use ¾” Spouncer and Grass Green to paint border of dots across Dump Truck plaque, approximately ¼” from bottom edge: repeat process on Bulldozer plaque, using Maple Syrup paint.
  10. Use end of paintbrush handle dipped into Engine Red to paint dots at center of large border dots; let dry.
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