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Back to School Clipboards

Americana® Acrylics

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Back to School Clipboards

designed by PLA Schneider

Gather school papers fashionably with back-to-school clipboards colored with Americana Acrylics and sealed with Clear Chalkboard Coating.

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Learn more about Americana® Acrylics.

SUPPLIES

Americana® Acrylics

  • Baby Blue (DAO42)
  • Baby Pink (DAO31)
  • Boysenberry Pink (DAO29)
  • Bubblegum Pink (DA250)
  • Burnt Umber (DAO64)
  • Cadmium Yellow (DAO10)
  • Carousel Pink (DA274)
  • Foliage Green (DA269)
  • Leaf Green (DAO51)
  • Light Buttermilk (DA164)
  • Primary Red (DA199)
  • Turquoise Blue (DA268)

Chalkboard Products

  • Americana® Clear Chalkboard Coating (DS107)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • pencil
  • 3/4" flat brush
  • #8 round brush
  • liner
  • black fine-point permanent marker

INSTRUCTIONS

NOTE: Allow to dry between painting steps.

  1. Red School House Clipboard: Lightly sketch design on front of clipboard with pencil. (It can be erased later when paint is dry.)
  2. With 3/4 flat brush, paint clipboard with two coats of Turquoise Blue on top to Baby Blue on bottom
  3. Paint grass using #8 brush from Leaf Green to Foliage Green.
  4. Paint schoolhouse using #8 brush and Primary Red. Add accents using liner brush with Light Buttermilk.
  5. With #8 round brush, paint tree trunk Burnt Umber and leaves Leaf Green. Add accents in Light Buttermilk
  6. Paint clouds and walkway using #8 round brush and Light Buttermilk.
  7. Paint bee using #8 round brush and Cadmium Yellow and Light Buttermilk.
  8. Paint sun Cadmium Yellow with #8 round brush.
  9. Add accents with black marker. Let dry.
  10. Using 3/4 flat brush, coat entire surface with two coats of Clear Chalkboard Coating: one coat with horizontal strokes; let dry. Second coat with vertical strokes and let dry.
  11. Pink Schoolhouse Clipboard: Lightly sketch design on front of clipboard with pencil. (It can be erased later when paint is dry.)
  12. With 3/4 flat brush, paint clipboard with two coats of Turquoise Blue on top to Baby Blue on bottom.
  13. Paint grass using #8 round brush from Leaf Green to Foliage Green.
  14. Paint schoolhouse using #8 round brush and Carousel Pink. Add accents using liner brush with light buttermilk.
  15. Paint flowers using #8 round brush and Carousel Pink, Baby Pink, and Boysenberry Pink.
  16. Paint clouds and walkway using #8 round brush and Light Buttermilk.
  17. Paint butterfly using #8 round brush and Bubblegum Pink.
  18. Paint sun Cadmium Yellow with #8 round brush.
  19. Add accents with black marker. Let dry.
  20. Using 3/4 flat brush, coat entire surface with two coats of Clear Chalkboard Coating: one coat with horizontal strokes; let dry. Second coat with vertical strokes and let dry.