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FolkArt Chalkboard “K” Letter

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!
Decorate a letter with paint and stenciled accents for your teenager to use as a chalkboard surface!
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Supplies

FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Bright Pink, 2 oz.
Item #2896
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

FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Licorice, 2 oz.
Item #2934
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

FolkArt ® Painting Stencils - Large - Simply Scroll
Item #30597
These intricate, laser-cut designs are perfect for backgrounds, borders, focal points and so much more! Durable and reusable, these stencils even come with project ideas, how-tos and a supply list.

$5.99

Folkart ® Paint Tools - Stencil Tape
Item #34002
Holds stencil securely in place; will not damage background paint or stencil's delicate features.

$2.59

Stencil Decor ® Brushes - Stencil Brush, 5/8"
Item #34058
A Stencil Decor ® tradition, high quality, white China bristle brushes feature solid wood handles and seamless aluminum ferrules for maximum paint hold and professional results every time.

$3.79

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

$7.99

Other Supplies
Wood letter of choice
Brush basin or container for water
Paper towels
Foam plate
Fine grit sandpaper
¾” Flat brush
White chalk

Instructions

  1. Basecoat front of letter FolkArt Multi-Surface Bright Pink. Paint sides of letter FolkArt Multi-Surface Licorice. Allow to dry.
  2. Sand smooth using fine grit sandpaper and reapply basecoat colors. Allow to dry.
  3. Position Simply Scroll stencil where desired on letter and hold in place using stencil tape. It is best to allow the scrolls to “fall off” the edges of the letter.
  4. Load stencil brush with FolkArt Multi-Surface Licorice and stencil swirls. Allow to dry.
  5. When dry, brush a top coat of the clear chalkboard topcoat over the entire wood plaque. Allow to dry. Reapply a second coat; allow to dry.
  6. The chalkboard surface should be “conditioned” prior to using. To condition the wood letter, hold a piece of chalk on its side and chalk over the entire wood letter 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.
  7. Wipe away conditioning chalk with a paper towel and your wood letter chalkboard surface is now ready for chalk designs and messages.

Tip: Think of descriptive words like “Kutie Kate” or “Karing” “Kind” using the first letter of the person’s name when personalizing your letter in chalk.

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.

Copyright: All Rights Reserved. No part of this Project may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing, except for your personal use, except by reviewer, who may in reviewing this project, quote brief passages in a magazine or newspaper.