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Garden Arrow Sign

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!
This way to the garden! Every day more people are learning the joys of gardening. Why not combine your crafting hobby with your gardening hobby and create an eye-catching garden sign!
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Supplies

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Classic Green, 2 oz.
Item #2554
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 ® Acrylic Colors - Cinnamon, 2 oz.
Item #2558
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 ® Acrylic Colors - Bark Brown, 2 oz.
Item #2560
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.


Plaid ® Stencils - Value Packs - Letter Stencils - 2" Wedding Day Alphabet
Item #30618
Letter-perfect stencils are ideal for all paper crafts, scrapbooking, school crafts and everyday needs. Alphabets contain one each: A-Z, 0-9, $&!@?;""


FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Cardinal Red, 2 oz.
Item #414
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 ® Acrylic Colors - Vintage White, 2 oz.
Item #515
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 ® Mediums - Crackle Medium, 8 oz.
Item #696
Gives a weathered, time-worn finish to projects.


FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Fresh Foliage, 2 oz.
Item #954
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.


Plaid ® Wood Surfaces - Unpainted Layered Shapes - Snail
Item #WM97089
Plaid Wood Surfaces are ready to paint, stain, decoupage, woodburn or embellish. Create a groovy project or show your allegiance with this high quality, smooth finish wooden shape.


Other Supplies
Wooden Arrow - 6" x 16"
Brush Basin or container for water
Paper towels
Foam plate for palette
Fine grit sandpaper
Paint daubers
¾” Flat brush
No. 10 Flat brush
No. 1 Liner brush
White craft glue

Instructions

Preparation Instructions

  1. Arrow Sign – Basecoat entire arrow sign Cinnamon and allow to dry. Sand smooth using fine grit sandpaper and reapply color.
     
  2. When dry, apply a liberal coat of FolkArt Crackle Medium to top of arrow sign. Allow to dry.
     
  3. Paint Vintage White liberally over dried crackle medium in a slip slap motion. Do not over stroke as crackling will immediately begin.
     
  4. Snail – basecoat body Classic Green and swirl on shell Fresh Foliage. Allow to dry.

Painting Instructions

  1. Arrow Sign – stencil “G A R D E N” Cardinal Red. Shade lower half of each letter Bark Brown.
     
  2. Paint Cardinal Red daisies along the base of the sign. Paint a Cinnamon dot for the daisy center. Accent with Classic Green grass and leaves.
     
  3. Snail – Paint Vintage White stripes on the neck.
     
  4. Highlight the swirl with Wicker White and shade with Classic Green.
     
  5. Accent with Cardinal Red polka dots.
     
  6. Paint a Bark Brown eye and Cardinal Red cheek and smile.

Finishing Instructions

  1. Paint the edge of the arrow sign a trim color of choice, Bark Brown, Cardinal Red, or Cinnamon.
     
  2. Attach the painted snail to the arrow sign using white craft glue.
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