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Joy Around the Block with FolkArt Acrylics

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!
Use surfaces in different ways with this fun and quirky project.
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Supplies

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Peach Fuzz, 2 oz.
Item #2489
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

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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Deep Tomato Red, 2 oz.
Item #2575
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 ® Painting Stencils - Leaf Variety
Item #30731
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 ® Painting Stencils - Laser - Alphabet Lite Felt Tip Marker
Item #30739
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

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

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Buttercream, 2 oz.
Item #614
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 - Glazed Carrots, 2 oz.
Item #741
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

Mod Podge ® Matte, 8 oz.
Item #CS11301
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.

$7.29

Other Supplies
8” x 10” Oval canvas
Tall oval scalloped wood plaque
Paper mache cube block ornament
1 1/8” Acorn dowel cap
Brush basin or container for water
Paper towels
Fine grit sandpaper
Scissors
Pencil
¾” Flat brush
Color complimentary scrapbook paper
Hot glue/gun

Instructions

  1. Basecoat large scalloped plaque Buttercream. Allow to dry. Sand smooth using fine grit sandpaper.
  2. Load ¾” flat brush with both Buttercream and Peach Fuzz, using the slip slap technique, paint a mottled background on the plaque. Be careful not to over blend as you want to see the two colors slipped and slapped over each other. Allow to dry.
  3. Position the Leaf Variety stencil where desired and stencil randomly over the plaque. I used Peach Fuzz, Glazed Carrots and Deep Tomato Red to stencil a fall colored leaf. Allow to dry.
  4. Basecoat the underneath side of the oval canvas Glazed Carrots. Allow to dry.
  5. Using the slip slap technique, paint a mottled background on the canvas sides and edge using both Peach Fuzz and Glazed Carrots. Paint the same on the wood acorn dowel cap. Allow to dry.
  6. Using a pencil and the Leaf Variety stencil, trace a few leaves onto your scrapbook paper. Cut the paper leaves out using scissors.
  7. Attach the paper leaves inside the canvas panel using Matte Mod Podge. Allow to dry.
  8. Basecoat the paper mache block ornament using the slip slap technique with Peach Fuzz and Buttercream. Allow to dry.
  9. Stencil “Joy” on all four horizontal sides of the block ornament. I stenciled an ombre effect using Peach Fuzz, Glazed Carrots and Deep Tomato Red.
  10. Attach the painted wood acorn dowel cap to the top of the canvas edge using hot glue.
  11. Hang the completed block ornament from the acorn dowel and enjoy the message of “Joy.”
Tip: Switch it up change the word to “Fall” or change the color palette to represent winter holiday colors! Have fun, express yourself!
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